Thursday, April 7, 2016

App Smashing Google Slides and Poll Everywhere

The feeling of completing a puzzle has never been so great as it has since finding the Poll Everywhere Google Chrome extension. It's now the keystone to my slide presentations because it allows me to do a quick check for understanding at certain points.

google slides poll everywhere

I don't like slides with too many words. I don't like presentations that leave the viewers with too much idle time. To overcome these issues, I've considered a balance of input and output between the audience and presenter. 

Strategically placed questions throughout a presentation, cartoon analysis, and crowdsourcing cues are a few of the things I've used to break up the teacher-led talk. Adding polling questions without having to leave Google Slides was the perfect compliment to these strategies.

I realize that this could have been done using Microsoft PowerPoint and Poll Everywhere, but I don't have time to deal with the headaches of Microsoft Office. Google is far too efficient for me to ever go back.

Check out this video to see how it works.