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No More Raised Hands: Using Poll Everywhere in the K-12 Classroom
Transcript of No More Raised Hands: Using Poll Everywhere in the K-12 Classroom
No More Raised Hands:
to Communicate in the Classroom
Poll Everywhere is a technology tool that allows anyone to create an electronic poll.
Teachers can use it to access
It's a new way for students to share their opinions.
- Need a cell phone or computer with internet connection to vote
- Can cost students because standard text messaging rates apply
- Free text poll can be risky with a free plan.
With a paid plan, you get to approve answers before they are displayed
- Have to purchase a plan for use with more than 40 responses
People answer by
Texting is a primary communication tool for children.
How do you think communicating in the classroom has
in the last 5 years?
How do you think teachers can modify their instruction to incorporate their students’
primary communication tool (text messaging)
USES IN THE
Ask a question
While students are learning, they can text in:
key vocabulary words
You can even email
your students to
respond to a poll while they are doing homework.
What kind of polls can you create?
[a, b, c]
Free Text Polls:
Students write their
own personal responses
You control when the poll begins
and you can
it when you’re done
to prevent additional responses.
TIPS & IDEAS
If students don't have a cell phone
or have a limited/no text message plan:
Have them use a computer
Pair them up for group voting
Seeing other responses might influence a student's vote...
try hiding responses until everyone has voted.
"Our students have changed radically.
Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach."
- Marc Prensky
+ Easy to use
+ Free for the teacher - unlimited polls and up to 40 responses
+ Free for students - with unlimited text messaging
+ No equipment needed - uses tools students usually have with them
+ Uses technology that students are comfortable with
+ Engaging - most students don’t get to use their phones in class
+ Encourages participation; everyone gets to answer the question
and share their opinions
+ Anonymity - helps those who don’t participate and may be shy
+ Results and feedback are instantaneous
+ Privacy - spam-free; phone numbers kept private
Nicole Luongo, Ed.D.
Saint Peter's University
“Students today depend upon their _______s, which are expensive. What will they do when they are dropped and break? They will be unable to write!”
think you could use
Poll Everywhere in your teaching?