[teknoids] What's your current favorite polling tech for the classroom?

Fordon, Rebecca fordon at law.ucla.edu
Thu Aug 26 17:42:29 EDT 2021

I learned just today that Microsoft Forms has a word cloud feature now!   (at least it does on my account, although it only showed up when I got more than 20 responses – more info here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-forms-blog/three-new-intelligence-and-insights-features-from-microsoft/ba-p/2280828).

I loved Mentimeter, and it’s really inexpensive for an academic license that lets you get unlimited questions ($7/month).  However, my school then purchased Poll Everywhere, so I couldn’t justify the cost.

Having just learned I can get the word clouds in Microsoft though – I may just use this for everything.

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From: Teknoids <teknoids-bounces at lists.teknoids.net> On Behalf Of Marian Dent
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Mentimeter.com has a free account version (albeit only with 2 questions and 5 slides per poll for the free version) but it has Wordcloud for your teachers who want that.

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We recommend to our faculty to use Microsoft Forms.  Our School of Law staff departments use it heavily (I use it for surveys a lot).  Wish it had a Word Cloud feature, but it’s worked well.     We used to use Poll Everywhere and the word cloud feature wasn’t used much to justify a separate app when we have a University license with Microsoft.

We have a number of faculty that had been using iClickers, but usage has dropped a lot since Covid.




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From: Teknoids <teknoids-bounces at lists.teknoids.net<mailto:teknoids-bounces at lists.teknoids.net>> On Behalf Of Steve Hyatt
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For years we've used Turning Point clickers. We are now looking for a change. I'm curious what the hip kids are doing these days. What polling tech are YOU using in your classrooms?

Steve Hyatt | Information Technology Manager
UA Little Rock - William H. Bowen School of Law
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