Teacher Review For Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is great for quick checks for understanding and audience engagement

Jennifer I.
Classroom teacher
Central Coast New Tech High
Nipomo, CA
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with General
How I Use It
PollEverywhere is a fun way to foster engagement during mini lectures, as openers and exit tickets, as well as during team project work time to gauge where students are in a quick visual way that holds the whole class accountable. Student teams have also used this tool during their own final presentations to increase audience engagement. There is the risk of poor digital etiquette responses popping up if you choose to do free response, so make sure you have norms established or do not use the free response choice since it allows responders to remain anonymous.
My Take
I like the simplicity of this tool for quick feedback and assessment during an interactive lecture. I also like it as an exit ticket that saves paper. A next step to improve this tool would be an option to not allow for anonymity, but rather require responders to attach their name to their vote/response.