Do you like Poll Everywhere? It's a great, FREE tool that will let you do all kinds of formative assessments during a lesson including multiple choice questions, open ended responses, and word clouds.
Poll Everywhere has always played nice with PowerPoint. Now it also plays nice with Google Slides. By installing the Chrome extension "Poll Everywhere," you will find an extra menu item at the top that says "Poll Everywhere" whenever you open Google Slides. You can them click this menu item and begin creating polls in the Google Slides.
Remember that your students can work in Google slides too as it's a great collaborative tool. You can have as many as 50 people working in a Google Slide set at one time (that number may change in the future).
See the screenshots below showing installation of the Chrome extension and where it can be found one you open Google Slides! Click screenshots to enlarge.
Response systems allow you to immediately collect student responses, which makes them powerful when used as formative assessments throughout a lesson. Response systems not only tell you what your students do and do not know, but they can help you in modifying your instruction to meet student needs during instruction.
Here are some our (FREE) favorites!
Plickers- Print out free Plicker response cards from their website (it's better if you print them on cardstock rather than just paper). Install the free Plickers app on your mobile device. Students hold up the printed Plickers cards to respond to a multiple choice question (A,B,C, or D) and all you need to do is just wave your mobile device in front of the cards. It captures footage of them and immediately gathers results. It is awesome!
Kahoot- An awesome quiz show game that works on all kinds of devices! Teachers can make their free quizzes on getkahoot.com. After making your quiz, you can activate it. This will give a pin number so that students can join your quiz by visiting kahoot.it and typing in the pin number.
Poll Everywhere- A great way to poll your students! This website not only does multiple choice but also allows participants to text in responses. Create your poll and it will walk you through the process!
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