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Interactive presentation idea: live caption contests

Every week, The New Yorker fields 5,372 entries for its celebrated cartoon caption contest. That’s nearly 300,000 entries per year. Why? The caption contest is an irresistible call to action. This work of art is incomplete, and only you can complete it. Are you up to the task? The urge to create is irresistible, especially… continue reading »

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10 little-known facts about PowerPoint [infographic]

PowerPoint is known to the world as the go-to medium for presentations. It also has a long (and strange) history. From vector art to karaoke, this software has been used for a lot more than just quarterly earnings updates. Here are some of the lesser known facts about the famous slideware collected in one handy infographic…. continue reading »

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How to generate clean, colorful word clouds using Twitter

Word clouds are a great way to share popular opinion among your Twitter followers. They’re something everyone can create together. You ask the question (‘You’re going to Mars! What one food do you bring?’), they provide the answers, and then you both enjoy the final word cloud shaped from those responses. Easy, right? Not if… continue reading »

User groups: Tools for organizing multiple presenters on your account

Tools for organizing multiple presenters on your account

If you’re the owner or administrator on a Poll Everywhere account with 10 or more presenters, then User Groups is a feature that can be incredibly helpful in managing your account. It’s the most valuable tool for organizing multiple presenters. User Groups help presenters by letting you control what polls they see. Then they’re not… continue reading »

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How to take attendance the easy way with Poll Everywhere

There are several creative uses for live student polling in the classroom. Some educators create choose-your-own-adventure-style lectures, others craft interactive radiology quizzes. But a constant favorite is simply taking attendance. I’ve seen all sorts of guides and suggestions floating around online on how best to use Poll Everywhere for taking student attendance. Let me simplify… continue reading »

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How to choose an icebreaker for any event [infographic]

Never underestimate the positive power of good icebreakers. They promote warmth and camaraderie within your audience as everyone shares a laugh – and learns a little more – about their peers. Icebreakers come in many forms, so if you’re unsure which one is right for your next presentation, check out the handy infographic below for inspiration…. continue reading »