Surveys and Polls
Online surveys and polls are great tools to use with instruction. They can be used to set objectives by helping to gauge background knowledge, create multiple choice quizzes, gather feedback and provide reviews/evaluations. They can also be used for class voting, exit slips, practice tests, icebreaker activities and much more. Benefits of digital polls and surveys are that they provide the ability to gather and display large amounts of data instantly. Information can be stored and graphed in multiple ways. The survey can be distributed to respondents through a weblink, email or embedding.
This is a great option for polling if you already use Edmodo for your course management system.
Free student response system
Create polls or surveys (The poll to the left was created with this service).
Quickly create a poll and show results instantly. Display the poll via projector and have students vote with their laptops. For this option, be sure to select "Smartphones via poll4.com" under "How People Can Respond."
Create YouTube based polls
A great tool for free response polling and brainstorming. Setup is quick and straightforward. Ask a question - share the link with students or embed (as done below). Try it out by entering your own response in the field provided or clicking on a previously posted response.
Great tool for making surveys. You are limited to 100 respondents and 10 questions per survey. See what is available with a free account.
Google Docs (Forms):
Create surveys with unlimited questions and unlimited number of respondents, an excellent free option for data collection. Here are instructions on how to create and embed a Google Form.