3 tips for a successful trivia presentation

So you’re looking to run a team-based competition using Poll Everywhere. Great! That’s easy to set up using a feature we call segmentation. This feature looks a little intimidating at first, but once you understand how it works it’s a snap to use. As a reminder, segmentation is how presenters compare results from two multiple-choice… continue reading »

Interactive PowerPoint games that engage large classrooms

Hermione Granger is the worst person to have in a trivia contest. She dominates each question at the first possible instant, reducing the contest to a forgone conclusion. I’m sure we’ve all grappled with, or seen students grapple with, this scenario. It doesn’t help that most trivia games – Jeopardy, Family Feud, Millionaire – are… continue reading »

How live polling helps students ease into complex topics

I cheated on my boyfriend because our relationship had become too predictable and I needed some excitement. He never found out, and I’m not sure if I should tell him. How would you respond in this scenario? That’s what Andrew Milne wants to learn from his students at New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL…. continue reading »

10 word cloud activities for the classroom

There’s something special about building a live word cloud together with your students. Word clouds can be more than a static image you prepare the night before class. They can be living, dancing pictures whose words capture students’ ideas and emotions live, in the moment. The following education word cloud examples were created using Poll… continue reading »

7 interactive ideas for squashing boring PowerPoint

An interactive PowerPoint is a memorable PowerPoint. It makes the audience sit up and take notice, without letting them slip into idle relaxation. A relaxed audience is a forgetful audience. You want an audience that’s awake, alert, and excited to learn. To do that, you need to borrow a term from Hollywood and add more… continue reading »

Poll Everywhere's guiding principles

Reflecting on the values that guide us – a rare opportunity

As a team, we haven’t been big on mission statements or sweeping pronouncements of our values. We prefer to show rather than tell. But as Poll Everywhere has grown, our ambition to change presentations has grown. Polling is increasingly being used not just by the most cutting edge professional speakers, but by everyday heroes in… continue reading »