How I Use It
We use this when discussing ethical and moral issues, debating, and surveying our students for new ideas. The students have also used it when they need to gather data for labs, assignments, and polls within the student body. We used this in class a few times before students were given the option to use this out of class. Many students have said that they now use this with any assignment where they need to gather data quickly. They like that the program keeps the data for them, making it one less piece of paper that they have to keep up with. This program allows the students to reach more people than they might have face to face (since it can be posted on Facebook or other social media sites) and lets them focus on the analysis of the data instead of the gathering of the data.
This is a great tool for gathering student feedback anonymously! Students can respond from their cell phones, laptops or iPads, making it easy to gather instant feedback. The program asks respondents to use a short code to "vote" for their response, allowing voting to be mobile and quick. Students can vote more than once though, which can offset results. I like that there are multiple voting options, allowing students to use whichever device is more convenient. Additionally, polls can be placed on social media sites and websites to reach more people or a targeted audience. Overall, this is an efficient way to gather data quickly and anonymously.