Appy Monday – Poll Everywhere

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What is Poll Everywhere? 

Poll Everywhere is a tool which allows participants to respond in real-time to questions posed by the presenter within a presentation. Participants can respond using a laptop, mobile device (tablet, smartphone) or via text, with results being displayed live on screen if needed.

Introducing Poll Everywhere from Poll Everywhere on Vimeo.

What can it do? 

  • Pose different types of questions such as multiple choice, free response, true or false, clickable image or brainstorm poll.
  • Receive responses from your audience (40 per poll for the free version).
  • View the results in real-time.
  • Results can be displayed in a variety of ways including bar charts and word clouds.
  • There is an add-in so you can use Poll Everywhere in Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides.

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How could it be used for learning, teaching and assessment?

  • To check understanding of teaching content within a live session.
  • Gain instant feedback from students during a live session on their learning experiences.
  • Encourage reflection around the topics covered within a session.
  • Ask students to discuss their answers in pairs before revealing the correct response.

More ideas can be found in this useful guide from UWL: 8 ways to use Poll Everywhere in your teaching

Short task: 

  • Download the app
  • Open the app and tab I’m participating
  • Join technologyen795
  • Respond to the questions within the poll
  • Look at the results from others here
  • Try signing up as a presenter and setting up your own poll

Important note

Before using any mobile application or online service please check the terms and conditions to ensure you are aware of the implications of using the service. In particular, look out for items covering data security, ownership of content and public/private sharing options.

Further support

If you would like further support to get an idea of how you could use Poll Everywhere within learning and teaching, please contact the Technology Enhanced Learning team on tel@derby.ac.uk or ext 1865.

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