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Using Poll Everywhere for Formative Assessment

PolleverywherePoll Everywhere​ replaces expensive proprietary audience response hardware with standard web technology. It’s the easiest way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, radio, tv, print — anywhere. And because it works internationally with texting, web, or Twitter, its simplicity and flexibility are earning rave reviews.

With a free account, you can poll up to 40 individuals for each multiple-choice question or open-ended question.

Teachers can use both multiple choice and/or open-ended poll questions to solicit immediate formative feedback from students. Poll Everywhere can be used as a pre-assessment, review, bell-ringer, transition activity, or in a variety of other ways to assess student understanding. Because the data collected in Poll Everywhere is anonymous, Poll Everywhere provides a low-risk opportunity for students to share their questions, ideas, and thoughts.

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Teachers can use the data collected through Poll Everywhere to make minute-to-minute adjustments to instruction that can ensure students have every opportunity to master standards and gain an understanding of concepts and content imperative to mastery.

Polls can be embedded directly into wikis and webpages for easy access. Students can use phones, computers, and tablets to access polls.

Poll Everywhere is compatible with iPad and laptop.

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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