Poll Everywhere is an online service allows a teacher to engage instantly with their students via quick, simple polls & challenges. The questions created are administered by either visiting a mobile website, or through texting & twitter. Teachers are able to customize questions & question format to engage learners in a variety of ways. Student responses can be downloaded & analyzed, or the results can be discussed in realtime during the learning experience. *Please note that the free version limits each poll to responses from 40 individuals. As a solution consider creating student groups (2-4) to engage in the activities. There are four major polling formats:
Multiple choice or true/false:
- Images can be added as reponse options
- The number of responses can be increased as needed
- Responses can be collated as word clouds, clusters, tickertape or text wall
- Teachers can upload your own images
- Students click on the image location that best responds to the poll question
Q&A or brainstorm
- Allows questions to be posed & voted on by class/audience
- Ideas to be shared & voted on by class/audience
Live, instant results are graphically displayed which can be customized in a variety of formats, depending on question type. Teachers can keep the results private or share with the students.
- Review of assigned readings at start of class
- Q & A sessions
- Review before tests/quizzes
- Questions about content being presented
- Check for understanding
- Review of class experience
- Identifying student preferences
- Lead discussions of topics
- Initiate small group discussion to determine best responses, etc.
- Voting & polling on positions/perspectives
- Research & data collection
- First, create an account by clicking the sign up in the top right corner.
- Watch tutorial video then answer the question below to create your first poll.
- A USER GUIDE is available
- To create a Poll click the + or Create Poll buttons.
- Each individual question is considered a poll.
- The student response options determine the type of question being asked
- Multiple choice or true/false
- Clickable image
- Q&A or brainstorm
- You may wish to enter a series of questions/polls under one response log-in
- Poll results can be utilized/embedded on ASULearn or in future presentations, research, blogs, etc.
- Have the option of responding to your polls through either:
- SMS text voting (does not work with Carolina West provider)
- web voting
- twitter responses(Professor connects thier account then students tweet answers @ them)
- If there are a series of questions/polls, the students should stay logged-in/live
- After responding students (if you allow) can view the responses & even vote on ideas & responses, depending on poll format