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  • Description: Mentimeter is a digital tool designed for interactive presentations that enable educators to generate polls, quizzes, word clouds, and other interactive activities that students can engage with using their electronic devices. This platform furnishes real-time feedback and analytics to assist teachers in evaluating student learning and participation (Mella-Norambuena et al., 2021).

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  • Three Benefits: Mentimeter is a versatile tool that can be utilized as an electronic feedback application in science education to include: 1) accessibility for educators to design interactive presentations that actively involve students, 2) offer real-time feedback and analytics to aid in evaluating student engagement and learning progress, and 3) features such as polls, quizzes, word clouds, scales, and open-ended questions can be adjusted to suit various teaching requirements and approaches (Mella-Norambuena et al., 2021).

  • Classroom Application: Instructors can employ Mentimeter to embed questions at specific intervals in video recordings, allowing students to confirm comprehension before proceeding. This approach can bolster their comprehension and retention of course material. Moreover, instructors can leverage Mentimeter's capabilities to design interactive quizzes and polling systems, which foster greater student involvement and participation in the learning process (Sandrone et al., 2021).

  • Academic Integrity: To mitigate academic integrity when using Mentimeter, instructors can implement various measures that include: 1) actively supervise students during Mentimeter sessions to monitor their engagement and participation, 2) identifying suspicious patterns, such as identical answers across multiple students or unusually high response rates, can help detect possible violations of academic integrity, and 3) randomizing the order of questions or answer choices to prevent students from sharing answers with their peers easily.