Saturday, February 23, 2013

Great Polling Tools for Teachers ( No Sign-up Required )

So you are looking for some polling tools to use in your classroom but worried about the privacy issues of your students in regard to the information submitted in the registration process. well you don't have to worry any more  I have curate a list of some great web tools to create instant polls without the need for any registration.

Why polling in the classroom?
Here are some of the benefits of using web-based polling in the c;assroom:
  • Check for understanding and comprehension of what is being taught
  • Get real-time student feedback on learning
  • Use them for brainstorming 
  • Review assigned readings
  • Poll students on their opinions on a classroom event, project..etc
  • Use polls as discussion prompts
  • Use anonymous voting to see what students think about your teaching strategy, what they like, don't like..etc

You can be more creative and come up with other ways to use polling with your students.One big advantage of polling besides what I said above is that it increases students engagement . Check out the tools below and share with us your feedback :

1- Statpac

This is a pretty basic tool that you can use to instantly create unlimited polls and get unlimited responses. You can embed the HTML code of the poll you created into your classroom blog and let your students share their responses. Cool!

2- PollMo

This is another cool poll creation web tool. No registration needed, just go ahead fill in the boxes and generate your free poll.

3- Poll Everywhere

This is a great polling tool that  though it requires a sign up I can't exclude from this list. What I like the most about this tool is that it allows teachers to text polls for free to their students.

4- Sis webs

This is another basic web tool for creating polls. All you do is fill in the boxes and you are go to go. No registration needed.

5- Get Polling

Get Polling is a tool you can use to create free web-based polls. You can also embed the polls in your classroom websites using the generated HTML code.

6- Poll Code

This one here allows you to create your own free polls and you can customize them the way you want without having to sign up.

7- Answer Garden

AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it as a tool for online brainstorming or embed it on your website or blog as a poll or guestbook.

8- Vorbeo

If you have a classroom website where you want to embed your polls then this this tool can be ideal for you. No registration required and completely free.

Check out 10 Ways to Create Polls without registration and or email

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