Thursday, February 5, 2009

Using Twtpoll

Playing some more with and finding it easy to use. It’s a quick way to survey a class and the results are displayed in a pie chart. A poll takes seconds to set up and is something a teacher or students can do during a class. You don't need to create an account to use it.

Twtpoll gererates a unique URL to give your students so they can vote. That URL can then be tweeted out to the class. Remember it will go to all your followers as well. If you are using edmodo only the class will see it.

Look for a checkbox that will allow multiple votes from one IP address. This is important if the students are responding in class instead of from home.

Follow the link provided to see your results page. You’ll need to keep refreshing that page to see results as they come in. On the results page users can leave a comment which will be sent out to Twitter. This could be in response to a question the teacher has posed about the poll results. For instance, “Why do you think more people chose the first response?”

twtpoll provides the embed code should you wish to embed the poll on your blog or website. You can also embed the results page. See the side bar. For more information about twtpool visit their blog.

So, the next time your class is in the computer lab, give it a try!

1 comment:

Jeff O'Hara said...

I just wanted to let you know, we are adding polls to edmodo soon :) Haven't told anybody else about it yet, so it's breaking news here...

Co-Founder of Edmodo