3 Ed Tech Polling Tools And The Drawbacks Of Their Free Versions

| December 16, 2018

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Every fall, just before classes start, my college has a morning-long presentation by the college president about the state of the college and the primary focus for the year. The presentation is compelling with a stupendous slideshow and great speakers. Nonetheless, every year, I find myself getting distracted and a bit sleepy toward the end. I can't help it. Even when I was covering events like this as a reporter, I would begin to nod off after an hour or so.This past fall, however, there was a twist in the presentation. Right at the hour mark, when I would normally begin to nod off, three administrators took the stage and announced that we were all going to play a quick game. They, then, booted up on the computer the polling app called, Kahoot!Kahoot! is a popular polling game that teachers can play in class or create polls that students can take later. It is wildly popular with K-12 students as well as undergraduate students. It is a bit limited as to the types of questions people can ask (multiple choice and ordering) and it only allows for one type of question per quiz, but it is still a lot of fun and definitely livens up a presentation.

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