While most schools still ban smartphones from classrooms, creative sites such as Poll Everywhere are providing smart, effective ways to use texting in class. Poll Everywhere, a free service, lets you design an open-ended or a multiple choice quiz and publish it to the web. That’s no big deal–survey sites have been around forever. What’s cool about Poll Everywhere, though, is that it lets students text their responses and displays them, anonymously, in real time. You can get a ton of feedback in a second, while using technology that students like. Poll Everywhere also lets you download the results as a Prezi or Powerpoint slide and do some rudimentary analysis of data. Of course, you can share the poll in a variety of ways, including on your blog. So here’s one that I’m going to use this upcoming week in class: