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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been very effective at bringing attention to technology and learning. But, their focus on remote, asynchronous situations leaves a gap for the co-present, synchronous settings of most university classrooms. This paper investigates the use of technology IN classrooms to better support active student engagement. By harnessing student effort with a human computation model, we provide a tool called XParty that supports a pedagogically useful activity that simultaneously engages the entire class and gives students and the instructor alike feedback about what students are thinking.