Surveys/Polls

Web 2.0 World
This information is designed to provide teachers with a directory of free web tools along with some suggestions as to how they may be used in the classroom. This week’s topic is: SURVEYS/POLLS.

1) ASK 500. Very easy to sign up, no downloads, free and tabs to show map/gender/overview, etc. It would be interesting to compare views from different parts of the world. There is also an option to comment on the survey. Answer this poll through ASK 500 at:
http://www.ask500people.com/questions/do-you-use-online-poll-andor-online-surveys-with-your-students

2) POLL EVERYWHERE. Easy to use, no downloads, can copy and edit other polls. Participants may use text messaging, twitter or the internet to vote. Easily embedded into powerpoint, blog, webpage. Displays real-time votes. Free version is more than enough for class of students. Participate in this embedded poll http://psdtechpd.wikispaces.com/Polls+and+Surveys .

3) PRO PROFS POLLS – free one question poll. Online access. Quick set up, no downloads. Easily embedded into a blog or webpage. Feel free to respond to this poll http://www.proprofs.com/polls/poll/?title=what-is-a-wiki .

4) SURVEY MONKEY. Up to 10 free questions with up to 100 respondents. No downloads, easy set up with over 20 types of questions that can be asked (scale, comment, multiple choice, drop-down…), and live results. Check this handout which explains how to use this webtool in the classroom – many examples shown here: http://elementaryexplorations.wikispaces.com/file/view/Survey+Monkey+Handout.pdf

5) ZOOMERANG. Free sign up has capability of using 30 questions per survey with up to 100 respondents. No downloads, easy to use. Can pre-assess student understanding on an upcoming topic, evaluate the unit studied….Can import into blogs, powerpoint.

Image – http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/hr/training/gtu/images/survey.jpg

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