Sunday, July 25, 2010

MicroPoll - Web Polls Made Easy

Yesterday, I gave a run-down of nine survey tools that teachers and students can use. Today, I came across another survey tool that should be added to that list. MicroPoll makes it very easy to create a poll, customize it, and embed it into your blog or website. To use MicroPoll just enter your question, enter answer choices, and enter your email address. After completing those first three steps you can preview your poll, change the theme (look) of your poll, and get the embed code for your poll.

Applications for Education
Conducting surveys is a good way for students and teachers to collect data that can then be used for lessons on fractions and percentages. I remember in elementary school my class surveyed the school about breakfast cereal preferences then we had to create pie charts and other data displays using the survey results.