Saturday, January 8, 2011
Poll Everywhere is one of many online survey services available. I used this free service in a previous course to poll the cohort during a group presentation. The feature that drew me to this site was the ability for audience members to text responses, without fees. This may be especially helpful for teachers of older students, ones likely to possess cell phones. Still, many other options exist, including emailing, touch-tone (via 800 number), embedded link, smartphone, and tweeting.
A teacher could use this in a variety of ways. For me, I am tired of messing with the batteries and the screws of the PRS clickers. This is a simple way to replace the clickers, or another option if you are unable to obtain clickers. As a technology teacher a big part of my lessons focus on content, and I could use this to review the important parts of the lesson. I may also use this to create a technology vocabulary quiz for my 3rd and 4th grade students. Poll Everywhere allows for a few different types of polls too, including Free Text (open-ended), team scoring, goal setting, and more. Visit PollEverywhere.com to learn more!
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