How I Use It
Class survey, formative assessment, exit ticket, check for understanding.
If the technology works in the classroom, then all students are engaged. I find that not all of my students have cell phones and lap tops are not always available for me to use in my classroom. They are on a laptop cart and takes 15 minutes to distribute and get online. I would tend to use it when I am doing a lesson where the computers are already open for another purpose. Even if I allow them to use their cell phones to incorporate the poll in an everyday lesson, not everyone's cell phone has internet, or a data plan, or is charged. If an administrator walks into the room they state that those students who's hardware didn't work missed out on the experience. I always have to have a paper exit ticket as a back up and it takes away from the excitement of seeing a real time poll. :(