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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Poll Everywhere Offers New Mobile Presenter Tools

In the EdTech Teacher workshops that I teach in the summer one of the tools that we always use for feedback is Poll Everywhere. Poll Everywhere provides a great selection of question styles and feedback formats to fit any audience. But until now a presenter using Poll Everywhere was tied to his or her laptop for poll creation and administration. That all changed with yesterday's announcement of a new mobile Poll Everywhere presenter site.

Poll Everywhere's new mobile site allows presenters to create polls and administer polls from their iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, and Android phones. To use the mobile site just go to pollev.com/present in your mobile browser and start creating new polls.


Mobile Presenter Tools from Poll Everywhere on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
For teachers who prefer to use their tablets in their classrooms, using the new Poll Everywhere mobile site could be a great way create and administer polls. And whether mobile or not, Poll Everywhere provides an excellent service for collecting instant anonymous feedback from students. You could use it to quickly assess a class's prior knowledge on a topic. I've also seen it used by teachers to collect feedback about the length of time it took students to finish a homework assignment.

Thanks to Greg Kulowiec for Tweeting the news about the new Poll Everywhere mobile site.