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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Helpful New Poll Everywhere Features

Poll Everywhere is one of the services that I often recommend to use to gather feedback from students. This week some helpful new features were added to Poll Everywhere.

The new Poll Everywhere features that teachers will find useful are a countdown timer, live updating word clouds, participant grouping, and integration with the Canvas LMS.

Applications for Education
Poll Everywhere is an excellent tool for gathering feedback from students through their mobile devices. The countdown timer could be great for keeping kids on task. The live updating word clouds could be a fun way for students to see the most popular responses to a prompt.

Participant grouping could be useful when you have students working in groups on jigsaw activities. Distribute three or four different articles for your students to read. Then have students submit keywords or short summaries through the Poll Everywhere open-response that displays a live-updating word cloud.