Thursday, April 7, 2016

Polling feature now available on Google Classroom!

Oh my goodness!  Google Classroom now has a student polling feature embedded within the "Question" feature.  You have several options for this feature when you choose to add a Question to your stream.  The question can be a multiple choice question or short answer.  You can also allow students to view each others responses or even edit their response. 

Some ideas for the polling feature:  quick exit ticket, feedback on a unit, guiding question for an intro to a lesson, feedback on whether or not students are on target for a project, and more.  

Below is a screenshot for the entry window for a question:

On the teacher side of the question, you can view a quick chart of the student responses similar to what you see in Forms.  It gives you a quick snapshot without having to create a form and posting the link in classroom. 

If you want to read more about this new feature that was released today here's a link to the Google for Education Blog