What is Poll Everywhere?
Smith’s newly adopted web-based polling tool tool, Poll Everywhere allows you to deploy interactive polls during class to receive real-time feedback and prompt discussion.
It can help you gauge how well class materials are being understood, attain consensus on course material or questions, and provide opportunities for students to be more responsive and active, especially in large lecture courses.
Why use it?
Students can learn by considering a question
Breaks up lecture
To increase participation, discussion and attendance
To assess student preparation and ensure accountability
Lets you see inside their heads – allows rapid feedback while teaching
Check for understanding
Address student misconceptions – removal of “house of cards effect”
Guide thinking, discussion, or review
Anonymity and privacy in responses
Types of Polls
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