by Shane Hall
About Poll Everywhere
Poll Everywhere is a simple application that works well with live audiences using mobile devices like phones. People can participate by visiting a fast mobile-friendly web page for your event, sending text messages, or using Twitter. The poll that is embedded within the presentation or web page will update in real time.
Poll Everywhere Pros
Poll Everywhere is a fun way to make your lessons, power-point presentations, and assessments more engaging for your students. It allows for instant feedback to the teacher and to the students. Poll Everywhere utilizes technology in the classroom and it allows for assessment feedback to be given faster than ever before!
Poll Everywhere Cons
The main issue for me is that possibly not all of the students in the classroom will have a phone to respond to the polls in your lesson. Another issue is that your school may limit or restrict the use of cell phones in the classroom and school building. Teachers will also need to be aware of what students are texting to make sure no profane remarks are made.