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Classroom Polling with Poll Everywhere

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required


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Computer, Internet access, projector, Student cell phones with texting capability

Activity Description

Use Poll Everywhere to have your students reflect on and share what they learned in class on a particular day to help with learner persistence and student retention.


  1. Create a free account (and identify yourself as an educator) so that you can save and reuse the polls you create.
  2. Log in to Poll Everywhere.
  3. Select Create Poll.
  4. Write your poll question and decide whether you want the responses to be open ended or multiple choice. If you choose multiple choice, identify the possible answers by typing in the text boxes. You may delete responses by selecting the trash can icon and add additional responses by choosing Add an answer.
  5. Repeat step 4 to create additional polls; otherwise, select Create.


When you are ready to poll your students.

  1. Log in to your Poll Everywhere account.
  2. Select the link to the poll you would like to display.
  3. Expand the menu titled Share and Publish on the right side of the page, select Live chart link and choose Preview.
  4. Display this screen using your digital projector and have students respond by text message or computer.
  5. Discuss the student responses and connect them to the day's objectives.

Teacher Tips

>Watch the tutorial titled How to Create Polls Using Poll Everywhere  to learn how to create more advanced polls.

More Ways

Here are a few suggestions for ways to engage your students with Poll Everywhere:

  1. Assess how much your students remember from your last class together.
  2. Learn information about your students (where they are from, how many languages they speak, their occupations, hobbies, etc.)
  3. Use as a quick and informal assessment tool to evaluate student learning.
  4. Use as a pre-reading activity in which students predict what a story will be about based on the title.


  • Beginning Literacy
  • Beginning Low
  • Beginning High
  • Intermediate Low
  • Intermediate High
  • Advanced
  • All Levels


Basic Communication

  • (0.1) Communicate in interpersonal interactions
  • (0.2) Communicate regarding personal information

Basic Communication

  • (7.7) Demonstrate the ability to use information and communication technology

Mobile Device


  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Android Phone
  • Android Tablet

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Google Store

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.