Poll Everywhere is marketing itself to the education community as a cheaper alternative to buying proprietary clicker systems. There’s a lot to like about Poll Everywhere.
This post is the third post in a series about Using aÂ Student Response System (SRS) in a K-12 classroom
- We’ve looked at using Twitter as a teaching tool, as well as using (eInstruction) clickers in the classroom.
- Today’s post is about considering Poll Everywhere as a clicker system.
- Dragon NaturallySpeaking was used to dictate thisÂ three-part series to the computer. There was a 98% word recognition rate when using Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
Student Response System Part 3: Using Poll Everywhere (online) instead of real clickers
I really like clickers – they engage students in your classroom and provide immediate feedback.
- A typical whole class instruction model has 1 teacher askingÂ a question, 1 student answering the question, and the rest of the class listening.
- With clickers, you can have 1 teacher asking a question, and the entire class responding at the same time.
- Apparently, clickers improved student performance in a study at the University of British Columbia.