Name of App: PollDaddy
Free or Fee: FREE!
Rating: 4/5 stars
Why I like it: I am constantly looking and evaluating apps based on whether they could be used too boost understand in my classroom. I teach 2nd grade, so there are limits to what is relevant to this group of students. The app, PollDaddy, is a gem because it gives a range of features. The basics of the app make it easy enough to use at my level, but the intricate and challenging parts of the app make it useful up through high school too.
Example of Use: My students have been using our class Ipod Touch with the PollDaddy app to survey students in the hallways during our learning center times. Three students at a time will be out assignment and will use the app to record the survey answers. When they return to class, they take the results from the app, and create a bar graph from their data. They love it. It is simple, fun, and educational sound.
PollDaddy’s site offers three different plans. The free forever plan features as stated on their site: 100 survey responses per month, 10 questions per survey or quiz, Content contains Polldaddy links, Basic reports for polls, surveys, and quizzes, 1 User account.
Some great features of this app: You can sync it with your account on PollDaddy. You can also make the surveys available on the app without being connect to WiFi. When you get back into connection range, you can then sync your data with your online account. You can create multi question surveys, graphs, different styles of questions, and loads of other features that really allow full customization.