Poll Everywhere Student Response
Poll Everywhere is a web-based system that can be used both in and outside of the classroom to create multiple-choice or open-answer polls. Unlike other types of clicker systems, no special software or equipment is required. Using this technology with your classes allows you instant formative feedback to assess student understanding and increase engagement.
- Students can submit responses via text message or using a browser on their laptop or another Internet-connected device including tablets (e.g. iPads) and SmartPhones (iPhones, Android phones, Blackberry, etc.)
- Instructors use a simple web form to create either multiple-choice or open-text questions. Polls can be embedded in PowerPoint or Keynote presentations, displayed in a web browser, or embedded in a course web site.
How Do I Get Started?
RWU has a site license for Poll Everywhere. If you would like to try this strategy out with your students just send an email to the ID team at: firstname.lastname@example.org and licensing info will be sent to you to get you started.
- Derek Bruff's Blog with Ideas for using student response systems with your students
- How to leverage Poll Everywhere to Keep your Learners Alert from Dr. Mark Lavercombe, The Productive Physician