18 icebreaker questions that are more fun with a phone

An icebreaker question is only as fun as its responses. Without responses, all you have is awkward silence and a group of people looking down at their phones – not each other. Coax your participants out of their shells with Poll Everywhere. This audience response system transforms participants’ phones and other devices into interactive presentation… continue reading »

5 interactive presentation ideas that leave a lasting impression

Attention is the gatekeeper of our memories. If you can’t get your audience to sit up and take notice, your presentation will soon be forgotten. In her webinar, Using neuroscience to create presentations with lasting impact, Dr. Carmen Simon, cognitive scientist and cofounder of Rexi Media, emphasized the importance of attention when forming new memories…. continue reading »

Visualize audience feedback with a live word cloud in Google Slides

Word clouds are one of Poll Everywhere’s most versatile tools. I’m always discovering creative uses for them. A recent favorite comes from a teacher who uses word clouds to help her students analyze personality traits. She creates a word cloud with someone’s name as the title, then asks each student to submit five words they’d use to describe… continue reading »

5 interactive games that add friendly competition to any presentation

Four experts. Three rounds. One survivor. That was the wrinkle Fordham introduced into his company’s recurring panel discussions. Each panelist would answer specific questions related to their field. The audience would then vote on who gave the best responses. Whoever received the fewest votes was then banished. The discussions continued until only one panelist –… continue reading »

Using Poll Everywhere to help students discuss the 2016 election

Enticing an entire classroom to speak up about anything is tough – even something as divisive as the 2016 election. Peter Paccone, a teacher at San Marino High School in Los Angeles, helped students enrolled in his US Government class discuss the 2016 presidential election using Poll Everywhere. “Poll Everywhere is great for discussing these… continue reading »

If this, then that: decision modeling with Poll Everywhere

How to use decision modeling in PowerPoint with Poll Everywhere from Poll Everywhere on Vimeo. A decision method is a formal (axiomatic) system that contains at least one action axiom. An action is of the form “IF is true, THEN do” Wikipedia What is decision modeling? Decision modeling is a powerful method of instruction that… continue reading »