Thursday, April 7, 2016

New Polling Feature Added to Google Classroom

Google Classroom has offered options for asking questions for quite a while. Today, Google released a new way to ask questions. You can now post multiple choice poll questions in your Google Classroom classrooms.

To post a poll in Google Classroom simply select the "add question" option in the lower-right corner of your Classroom screen, then select "multiple choice," and write your poll question. You can choose to let students see a summary of responses or you can hide the summary of responses.

Applications for Education
In their blog post announcing the new polling feature the Google for Education team suggested four ideas for using the polling feature in your classroom. Those four ideas are exit tickets, task completion monitoring, guiding discussions, and gather lesson feedback. Consult the Google for Education blog for more details on each use of polling.

Learn more about Google Classroom and Google Apps for Education at the Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp this summer in Portland, Maine.