A Guide to PollEverywhere!


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Amy S. for EEX3241 McKinney/Cross UCF Fall 2010

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A Guide to PollEverywhere!

  1. 1. Amy Spears 10/26/10 EEX 3241 – McKinney/Cross Fall 2010
  2. 2. What is PollEverywhere?  PollEverywhere is a website that allows you to create your own electronic polls which people can answer either online or text message.
  3. 3. Who can use PollEverywhere? Anyone! PollEverywhere is free to use for the most basic usage, but can poll up to 20,000 people at one time. This is useful for many settings and people, including:  Teachers  Businesses  Students  Charities  Conferences  Many, many more!
  4. 4. Who can use PollEverywhere? PollEverywhere is most suitable for older students, such as high school or college-aged students who have ready access to cell phones or computers and know how to use them.
  5. 5. Pros:  Fast and easy!  No sign up is required for basic use  Has access through phone, website, and twitter  Keeps your number private – won’t spam  Keeps peoples’ identities anonomys  Free usage when polling up to 30 people  Makes large crowds more personal with auto reply  Has many available options
  6. 6. Cons:  Doesn’t reach out to people without cell phones or computers handy  Can cost up to $1,400 for usage with large crowds
  7. 7. How to use PollEverywhere: Step 1  Decide how many people you are going to poll  Go to http://www.polleverywhere .com/  Choose the option that is right for you  To create a fast and easy free poll, click the ‘Create Your First Poll’ green button.
  8. 8. How to use PollEverywhere: Step 2 Choose what kind of poll you would like to make  Multiple choice poll [with a) b) c) answers]  Example: What is your favorite color? A) Blue B) Red C) Green  Text poll [allow audience to reply with whatever text they want]  Example: What did you think of the presentation?  Goal poll [people can donate money using this feature]
  9. 9. How to use PollEverywhere: Step 3  Think of the question you want to ask your audience and type it into the text box. If it is a multiple choice question, be sure to type in the choices as well.
  10. 10. How to use PollEverywhere: Step 4 Use the toolbar on the right to decide how many times people are allowed to respond, if you would like to send a reply message to their phone, how people can respond, and who can respond.
  11. 11. How to use PollEverywhere: Step 5  Save your poll by clicking the green button on the bottom left.
  12. 12. How to use PollEverywhere: Step 6  Share with your audience!
  13. 13. Results:  Watch the results come up live by using the live chart option.
  14. 14. Results:  Switch to summary table view by using the option on the right hand side.
  15. 15. Results:  You can choose to download your poll as a powerpoint slide to share the results by using the option on the right hand toolbar.
  16. 16. Results:  You can also choose to share and publish your results using the same right hand toolbar.
  17. 17. Ideas for usage in classroom:  How does this pertain to us as future teachers? There are many ways you can use this website in the classroom, and here are just a few ideas:  Quizzes  Attendance  Teacher feedback  Group evaluations  Class discussions
  18. 18. Try it now!  How will you use polleverywhere in your classroom? Text 163615 and your answers to 22333, then click here to see the results!