• Teachers and Administrators are able to collect data easily – engage learners/staff and gather the info needed to set more meaningful and personalized objectives.
• Can archive surveys to reuse.
• Collect same survey data from multiple sites/classes.
• Create a pre-assessment to assess prior knowledge, identify misconceptions, focus on class objectives based on their preferences.
Battle of Leyte Gulf using Survey Monkey found at http://slitech.wikispaces.com/chapter1 under Chapter 1 – Data Collection Tools.
Play with each of the polling systems.
Online reflection Individual poll – What is your favorite data collection tool? found under Chapter 1 – Data Collection Tools.
1) Poll Everywhere
Poll Everywhere is a simple text message voting application that works well for live audiences. People vote by sending text messages (or using Twitter) to options displayed on-screen. The poll that is embedded within the presentation or web page will update in real time. Advanced uses include texting comments to a presentation, texting questions to a presenter, web voting, and SMS interactivity in print, radio, and TV.
2) ProProfs Polls
A 100% FREE web based polling solution that delivers! Create polls for students, share online if you wish and analyze your results. Very user-friendly, customizable, can use with Google Maps, integrate with Flickr, add video, test and images, block repeat votes, etc.
PollCat™ Surveys Lite is the fastest, easiest way to get a multiple-question survey onto the web without any software to download and install, HTML to program or web server to configure.
Absolutely free of charge (really!), you get:
1. an easy-to-use survey authoring tool that works in any browser
2. a unique URL (link) for your survey
3. periodic response tally notification reports via email
4. instant access to report responses, tallies and graphs over the web
5. management tools for all of your published and unpublished surveys
4) Survey Monkey
Survey Monkey is an easy-to-use tool for the creation of online surveys. Its primary strength is its intuitive Web interface, which makes it easy for even non-technical folks to create surveys and export collected data. It has advanced features, like the ability to branch questions based on response and exporting to different formats, including HTML, CVS and SQL. Survey Monkey offers a free limited account that stores 100 responses with up to 10 questions per survey.
5) Zoomerang is an application that lets users do more than create a survey – it keeps it all organized, from the creation, managing, and response – all from a dashboard.
Creating surveys with Zoomerang can be done in one of two ways; either by template or by crafting one of your own by the step-by-step process Zoomerang provides. Questions and answers can be written in as the user likes with html markup. Direct questions, multiple choice, and write-in responses are some of the options that survey managers can choose.
Deploying a survey can be done several ways with Zoomerang: sent via your own address, by generating an url, or by purchasing survey responses.