Polling Software

Hi Everyone:

I know that the clickers were a pretty big hit with a lot of you (even if we weren’t totally organized with the questions, yet).  We talked about the fact that this kind of technology might be a useful way to get students to participate more in sharing what they understand, or sharing information about antecedent genres they’ve experienced.

Clickers are expensive if students have to buy them — although apparently you can use cell phones as well (we’re going to check on that and we’ll post a note about it soon).  But below is a link to a polling technology that can use the computers to do the same kind of in-class, real-time response to questions:


If you decide to try it, please share your stories about what you did and how it worked out!


One response to “Polling Software

  1. Have used polleverywhere a couple times. It works nicely, is fairly easy to set up a question – even during class if discussion gets stuck – and can get conversation started. Works nice in labs – seems easier for students to just go to pollev.com/your username and enter their response – than to do it on their cell phones. You can set up both open ended polls (see responses) and multiple choice (where you can see %s and a bar graph).