These tools are great for getting quick feedback from students.  Whether used live in class as a poll or as homework, they give you access to instant data that can help direct your teaching.


Poll Everywhere is a cool way to have students give you feedback right in class or at home.  You have set it up as a multiple choice question or a written response, and on your page you will get either a bag graph or a page that shows all of their responses to your prompt.  

Google Forms are an awesome way to create quick assessments.  You can choose between various types of questions including long answer and multiple choice, and you have instant access to visual charts and graphs of student responses to quickly guide your teaching.

Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot! is an easy-to-use blended learning platform which works on any device, making the classroom interactive, encouraging both educators and learners to ask great questions.

Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers by engaging their classrooms with a series of educational exercises and games. The apps are super simple and take seconds to login. Socrative runs on tablets, smartphones, and laptops.

Plickers is an awesome tool for classrooms where students do not have devices.  All they need is a piece of paper you give them!  It collects their answer based on the symbol they have and how they turn it to choose a, b, c, or d.  

Tally is the best tool to use if you are looking for a super fast, even last minute, way to poll your class.  Once you open Tally, you simply type in your question and answers, and then have students go to the URL you are at. Refresh to see their answers fill in!

Geddit is a very comprehensive assessment tool.  Instead of students viewing any kind of results up on a projected screen, all results you want them to see you share out to them via their own device. This includes questions, images, anonymous responses from their peers, results of class polls, etc. Geddit's most famous function is the "check in" feature, where throughout the lesson students can click how well they are understanding the material as you teach.

Nearpod is both a presentation and response tool.  It functions much like Geddit in that you don't use your projector, but rather each student follows along on their own device.  You can also include polls, multiple choice questions, short answers, etc.  It's like an interactive powerpoint with questions, but you control the speed students go, they can't click ahead while you are presenting.