Are you tired of battling with students using their cell phones in class? Why not remove the battle? One of the most effective ways is to incorporate cell phones in the classroom is for learning. Let’s apply it to one of the most commonly used teaching methods in our classrooms. Daily, we ask our students questions, we gather information about what they know about a specific topic, or we use questioning to confirm their retention and understanding of new content. So, what if I told you there was a way that you could capture your student’s responses and allow students to use their cell phones. Would you be interested?
There’s a great app to help you interact and increase student engagement using something that is second nature to them– text messaging. The app is called Poll Everywhere and the great news is there is a free plan available to get you started.
Students can use any device that is text capable to respond to your Poll Everywhere questions. Polls can be multiple choice or open answer. Once you have created your poll questions you can deliver it by downloading them as a PowerPoint slide with instructions for students on how to text their response. Or, you can use it fully online through Poll Everywhere.
It’s as easy as 1,2,3 – Download App, enter Q & A, share Poll Everywhere code with your students. It’s that simple!
If you would like to see Poll Everywhere in action, click on this link to view an introduction video.