Election 2012: Polling Students via Edmodo
Posted by: Lucia Giacomantonio
The next presidential debate is tomorrow evening! This second round of debates will feature Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan. To help you get your students involved and spark discussion in the classroom, we’ve put together directions on how to poll your students (a great way to engage them before, during and after the debates), as well as sample poll questions to provide students.
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To create an Edmodo Poll:
1. Select “Poll”
2. Type in your poll question, or copy and paste one of the sample poll questions listed at the end of this post.
3. Type in the poll answer options.
4. In the “send to” field, type in the name of the group you want to send it to, then hit send to publish your poll.
Remember that all poll responses are anonymous. Students can select the “reply” option below the poll to add their thoughts and participate in discussion.
Sample poll questions:
Prompt discussion in your classroom by posting one or more of the following poll questions:
Tip: Tag your polls with the hashtag listed. We’ll aggregate responses to see how Edmodo students responded!
- Overall, who do you feel did a better job in this debate? #debate [Biden/Ryan]
- Which candidate did you feel used facts and expert opinion best to support his points? #facts [Biden/Ryan]
- Which candidate spoke best? i.e. clear, organized, pleasant manner #speaker [Biden/Ryan]
- Which candidate did you feel focused on the most pressing issues? #issues [Biden/Ryan]
- Did you think the debate moderator was fair to both candidates? #fair [yes/no]
Do you have ideas for poll questions that you want to share? Add them in the comments or share them in the Election Insights Community.