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Poll Everywhere is an easy way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, etc – using SMS, web, or Twitter.
Cost: Free and premium versions
Comments from some of those who selected Poll Everywhere as one of their top tools
“If you haven’t tried this puppy out in front of an audience, I highly recommend setting a goal for yourself to use it sometime soon. Even if you’re working with an audience that you don’t feel would take too kindly to being invited to participate in your next presentation, this is such a non-threatening technology to incorporate into your presentation – whether in front of 20 people of 2,000 people. It’s a web-based survey tool that can be embedded into PowerPoint and which will display poll results on the large screen, in real time, as your participants vote (or type in short answers) using their smart phones or texting feature of a not-so-smart phone.” Brian Washburn, 2015
“The PollEverywhere service provides an excellent way to both gather real-time input from students, as well as assess their understanding. I like how many ways there are for students to engage (tablet, phone, text/SMS).” Bonnie Stachowiak, 2015
“real-time polling for free and without dragging 50 clickers to a conference or workshop!” Jamie Seger, 2014
“I use Poll Everywhere so that I can ask questions of my audience – who can respond using Twitter or on their mobile phones” Jane Hart 2013