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This article was published on April 7, 2016


Google for Education now includes Polls to help teachers get an idea of what hip kids think

Google for Education now includes Polls to help teachers get an idea of what hip kids think
Lauren Hockenson
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Lauren is a reporter for The Next Web, based in San Francisco. She covers the key players that make the tech ecosystem what it is right now. Lauren is a reporter for The Next Web, based in San Francisco. She covers the key players that make the tech ecosystem what it is right now. She also has a folder full of dog GIFs and uses them liberally on Twitter at @lhockenson.

In an effort to expand the number of tools teachers need to reach those internet-minded kids these days, Google for Education announced today via blog post that it now offers the ability to make polls.

Google offers a host of reasons why polls are helpful in reaching kids, from making sure they understood the day’s lesson to getting feedback on particular units. It’s also a more efficient tool for teachers who try to gauge the same kinds of sentiments with forms.

Constructing a poll is simple: teachers can choose to create a multiple choice or short answer poll to distribute to the classroom. They will be notified when kids complete the lesson, and be able to quickly see the answers at a glance.

Polls are available today for classrooms that are signed up.