Showing posts with label data collection. Show all posts
Showing posts with label data collection. Show all posts

Friday, November 29, 2013

Two Survey / Polling Tools That Don't Require Registration

This evening I received an email from a teacher that was looking for a survey / poll creation tool that her students can use without having to create an account. Here are two options that fit that bill.

Yarp allows you to create a simple one question survey or a simple event invitation. To create a Yarp survey select "survey" on the homepage, type a question, then select your answer format. All answer formats present only two options along the lines of "true or false" or "yes or no." Each Yarp survey is assigned its own unique URL for you to distribute to the people that you want to complete your survey. Yarp invitations use the same format styles as Yarp surveys.

Flisti is a free and easy-to-use polling tool. Registration is not required in order to create a poll with Flisti. In fact, registering doesn't seem to be an option at all. To create a poll using Flisti just enter your question, specify some answer choices, then click "create new poll." Your poll(s) can be embedded into your blog, website, or wiki.

Applications for Education
Both of these tools could be good for students to use to quickly collect data about their classmates' opinions on any number of topics from politics to pop-culture to taste in food. An economics lesson from the Buck Institute for Education that I used for a few years required students to develop cafeteria menus and order supplies for the cafeteria based on the ordering patterns of their classmates. In that situation a simple survey tool like Yarp or Flisti could help students develop and recognize ordering patterns.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Vizaroo - Collect Student Feedback in Diagrams

Vizaroo is a new service that reminds me a bit of Socrative and Infuse Learning. The idea behind Vizaroo is to use the web to collect instant feedback from students in your classroom. Much like Socrative and Infuse Learning students can use Vizaroo from any device that connects to the Internet.

Vizaroo is still in a closed beta, but it appears to be trying to differentiate itself from similar services in the way that it displays feedback collected from students. Student feedback can be displayed in a web format of connected ideas, a Venn diagram format, or in a simple "yes or no" two column format.

Applications for Education
Vizaroo looks like it could be a good way to collect anonymous responses to questions that you pose in your classroom. Services like Vizaroo gives the shy student the opportunity to have his or her opinion heard by classmates and teachers.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Kwik Surveys - Create Surveys With Respondent Tracking

Kwik Surveys is a free survey tool that offers a bunch of excellent options. Kwik Surveys gives you the option to mix and match eleven different types of questions. You can administer your survey by posting it on a blog, website, or discussion forum. You can also email your survey to the people you want to take it. If you choose the email option, you can track who has taken your survey and restrict respondents to taking the survey only once.

Applications for Education
Kwik Surveys could be useful for any teacher or school administrator who needs to collect responses from students, staff, or parents. Using the email option could be a good way to make sure results aren't skewed by people taking your survey multiple times.