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Something new that people are talking about is Poll Everywhere. I haven’t actually used this yet, but it looks like it could be very useful and a lot of fun. It allows students to use shortcode texting on their cell phones to take polls. The polls can be conducted in class, and the results are available almost immediately. These polls could be learning objects or practice quizzes.  The lowest level of service is free.

I have experimented a little bit with Poll Everywhere. Be aware that while most cell phones will allow shortcode texting, some may not. In my case, I am on a family account and shortcode texting is blocked, so I am unable to submit answers using my phone. One way to ensure that all of your students can participate is to put them in pairs, making sure that students who do not have phones that allow shortcode texting are paired with students who do.

I would like to adapt an interactive PowerPoint presentation I made on  Fact or Opinion to Poll Everywhere and see how it works. In the meantime, let me know if you have any ideas or something you would like to share.

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