"The fastest way to create stylish real-time experiences for events using mobile devices
Poll Everywhere replaces expensive proprietary audience response hardware with standard web technology. It's the easiest way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, radio, tv, print — anywhere. It can help you to raise money by letting people pledge via text messaging. And because it works internationally with texting, web, or Twitter, its simplicity and flexibility are earning rave reviews. How do people use it? Creative uses to spark your thinking"
"You may have heard already that digital literacy and increased technical capacity are critical components of the K-12 education. I happen to agree. The problem is that public education hasn’t had sufficient means to put enough computing devices in the hands of students. Computers have been expensive and if you have had a computer lab that you could visit with your class once a week then you had more than most. Now with the evolution of mobile platforms, netbooks, tablets, and “Bring Your Own Technology” programs (like this one explained my @micwalker) there is a warm feeling in the education community that meaningful 1 to 1 access in the classroom is possible everywhere. Teachers are excited, students are stoked, and technology directors are petrified. The possibilities are endless including live streams from our classrooms, social media at the hands of every learner, and every student becoming the smartest kid in school because she can search Google on her iPad. I am energized that the promise of educational technology — a world of connected learning, collaboration, and creative design to engage and impact student achievement — may finally be mature enough to implement in all classrooms."