Polling has long been a source of inestimable knowledge particularly for researchers. Gone are the days when one needs so much paper work and travelling to make a single poll or survey. Thanks to the massive influx of technology, what used to take months to survey takes only a couple of days.
There are now a wide range of great web tools that allow users to create and conduct polls and surveys instantly and for free. I have compiled a list of some of the best survey tools specifically for teachers taking into consideration their educational needs. These tools are free and very simple to use. Most of them have embed codes to use when sharing them on your classroom blog or website.
Before you start exploring these tools, let us go through some of the educational uses of polls/ surveys :
Teachers and educators can use polls/ surveys to :
- Glean feedback from students and learners
- Gain background knowledge on what information students had learned in previous classes
- Save time where it can be available to students outside classtime
- Learning about students interests and progress
- Evaluating teachers teaching methods
- Practice exams and mock exams
- Maintaining a healthy learning environment
- develop learning materials and
- Investigate upon students learning pace
Here is the list:
This is a simple poll making tool. It does not require any registration. Just visit the homepage and start creating you poll right away. You have the choice to provide multiple choice answers. You will also be provided with a generated URL to use when sharing your polls.
This is another great simple poll tool. It is very easy to use and resembles Kwiqpoll in that it does not call for any sign up. Just head over to its main page and start working on your poll. You can add as many answers as you want to your poll. Again , you can embed your polls in your blog, wiki or website
This tool allows users to create polls using yes or no multiple questions. Besides the services it shares with the two above tools I mentioned Urtak also allows visitors to your poll to provide their own questions.
This is another free and simple to use poll tool. Teachers can use it to create their own polls and customize them the way they want by adding colours, adjusting width and many more before sharing them on their blogs or websites.
This is another popular polling service that allows users to create free polls and surveys containing up to ten questions.
Micropoll allows users to instantly create a poll using a set of questions and answers then one email address. It also provides embed codes to share polls online.
I have already included this tool in the list of Teachers Quiz tools and I am adding it here because it also has an option for users to create their polls and share them online. It is also just as easy and simple as the other tools mentioned above.
This is a great utility for creating instant surveys. It is dead simple, just visit its main page , type in your questions and answers using their text editor and there you go.
9- Kwik Surveys
This is another great polling service. It allows users to design their own surveys, form, polls and feedback forms. It is free but it does require a sign up.
This is a great polling tool. I could not go ahead with my list without mentioning it here. It has different pricing plans and also has a free plan but very limited and allows for just 40 responses per poll. Check it out
12- Poll Junkie
This is a simple free service for creating instant polls. It lets users specifiy an expiry date for their polls and also opt for email notification to be notified each time there is an anwser to the poll.
This is another easy and simple poll creating tool. It basically allows users to create their own surveys or online invitations. It does not require any registration.
This survey creation tool has a particular service which is that of creating a survey that includes two photos and a question. It is awesome try it out. It also requires a registration.
15- Survey Mapper
This is a free real-time geographic survey and polling tool which has also the same basic functions as most of the tools above. There is also a featured tutorial on its homepage to walk you through the process of creating a survey. It requires a registration.