Introducing Poll Everywhere
Have you ever asked your students to give a show of hands in response to a question in a lecture?
Click here to VOTE NOW! (opens in new window/tab)
Click here to VIEW RESULTS (opens in new window/tab)
If your answer was yes, you may want to consider Poll Everywhere as an alternative way of capturing and sharing your students’ opinions or knowledge.
Take a look at this video to get a feel for how Poll Everywhere could be used in your teaching.
What is Poll Everywhere?
Poll Everywhere is an on-line system that allows audiences to respond to questions in real time via a variety of devices that they already have – laptops, tablets, smartphones and even via text from un-smart phones.
The presenter/lecturer creates a poll in advance (or even during a presentation!) and asks the audience to respond via text, or via a webpage on line. The results can be displayed on-screen in real-time or can be collated for analysis and discussion. Polls can be integrated into a PowerPoint presentation and can be accessed via a web link or via SMS text number.
Colleagues in Anglia Ruskin can contact their Faculty Learning Technologist for more information about using Poll Everywhere in their teaching but everyone can visit the Poll Everywhere website (opens in new window/tab) to find out more.
Today’s Christmas quiz
The word ‘awkward’ doesn’t quite cover this, as two icons from very different times are shoved together to perform a Christmas carol. I’m not sure they ended up exchanging cards at the end, what do you think?
The hiliarous Christmas lunch scene from The Vicar of Dibley.