Teacher Review For Poll Everywhere

This website makes it easy to create polls to ask formative assessment questions.

My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I've used it for an activator and for formative assessment. It is easier to set up than other polling software and doesn't require clickers.
My Take
The polls are easy to set up but students do need a device to use the polling system. They either need a phone with texting, twitter access or a device with a web browser. Students have sometimes had a hard time understanding the directions with texting because they have to text a code to a particular number in order for it to work. Once they get it though, it's a fun way to get a sense of what they are thinking.