Review by Yolanda Brock-Wisniewski and Thomas Stockwell, 2016 Basic information: Poll Everywhere is a tool which allows real-time polling from PC’s, laptops, tablets, phones and devices. Although it can be widely used in polls/surveys, it is especially useful to teachers for instant class assessment and monitoring. Imagine polls similar to voting for the next American Idol, where users can type and send their answers, opinions, or votes into their devices and watch the tallies as others contribute as well. Poll Everywhere can be used in any group for real-time collaboration input such as prioritizing tasks, polling design decisions, and more. Poll Everywhere: mobile app. Audience response system, polls, responses via multiple platforms. Price: 19/month-$499/month Users: business https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zsZycRWSNANCUaXdPlF5RljgOCXAC6zhXoeFFJydq7I/edit?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zsZycRWSNANCUaXdPlF5RljgOCXAC6zhXoeFFJydq7I/edit?usp=sharing Usage: How is the method or tool being (or might it be) used in your current project management and design, your teaching, and/or your graduate coursework? I have seen a 3rd grade class answer math questions the teacher puts on the board by entering the answer in their school tablets. The answers are instantly computed, recorded and posted in a class graph, which is also projected onto the board. Students are anonymous, except for by teacher inquiry. Therefore, the class graph shows what percent of the class grasped the problem, in real-time without the slow process of traveling from desk to desk to check. Teachers can check content mastery in their class very easily in a neat organized recorded format while also collecting classroom data. Design: What are the affordances and constraints of this particular method or tool in relation to current/future collaboration, team or group work, and project management?
- Poll Everywhere can…
- Post Results appear in graph or running list of tweets.
- download slides from the Poll Everywhere site then insert them into a PowerPoint
- Poll Everywhere doesn’t/cannot…
- Provide cell phones and devices to schools that are not equipped with tablets, Chromebooks, etc.
- Send photo and YouTube attachments
- Work offline
- Free High-Ed & K12 membership is limited to 40 responders for a single poll. To get more than 40 responders to a poll, the costs can be several hundreds of dollars.