Updated poll chart technology delivers speed and high impact visuals

Our engineers recently rebuilt our multiple choice and ranking polls to use D3.js, which is the most powerful and flexible technology for generating data-driven graphics in web software. It is what underlies the most compelling graphics on the web, including the highly regarded New York Times visualizations. In contrast to many other libraries, D3.js allows great control… 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 »

3 types of training (corporate learning) techniques

Poll Everywhere welcomes John Breakey from fivel.ca as the guest author of this post. On average, employees are subjected to 30+ changes per year. Some of these changes are digital (program upgrades, new software), and some are to processes or procedures (forms updates, new steps for customer support). Some changes are top-of-mind strategic changes for company advancement,… 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 »

Save and share poll data with new response history page

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here at Poll Everywhere. Between redesigning the homepage and reexamining our core values, the entire team has barely had time to catch their breath. And yet – amid all this wonderful chaos – a lesser-known but extremely useful feature finally got some attention: the response history page. Everything… 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 »