I just learned about AnswerGarden through a tweet from Kathleen McGeady (@kathmcgeady), an Australian primary school teacher with a great class blog. I can imagine using it a lot for quick polls with my students next year. While there are a number of nice polling software options out there, what I like about this one is that it instantly shows the results in a word cloud, with the size of the cloud text weighted by the number of times the answer is selected. When you respond, you can either type your answer or click on an answer that is already displayed. So, here's my first attempt. Please respond so we can see what it looks like with lots of different answers! I have set this one so you can answer more than once. By default, though, it allows only one response from an IP address per day.
Share a favorite book you read this summer.... at AnswerGarden.ch.
really cool! I'm going to have to play with this, too!ReplyDelete
The space doesn't allow for enough characters. I started to type the one book, one community book for my county, "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" by Michael Clabon, but the space only allowed "Amazing Adventures o"ReplyDelete
@Jackie S., Hum. I guess it's a bit limited. That will be good to know before trying it with students. Thanks for giving it a try. :)ReplyDelete
Jane, Thank you for the heads up on this wonderful tool. I added "The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had" by Kristin Levine, but since there are limited characters I left out "the" and spaces. I can't wait to use this with my students (and maybe even the teachers) this school year.ReplyDelete
Thanks @mrs. s, @jackie s, and @in every book and cranny for visiting and trying the Answergarden. :) Nothing beat test-driving these tools before using them with students!ReplyDelete