A couple of weeks ago, I set up a small survey to help me start to to understand who’s reading the blog, so that in the future I can try and make sure that I’m writing for the right person.
That first poll told me some interesting things (and didn’t contain any big surprises), but even just writing this next one turned out to be tricky. I want to get an idea of your job role – and I found it really difficult to get it down to 4 options. And so I suspect that there’ll be a lot of “others” in the list! I also made it multiple choice – so that you can classify yourself into more than one box!
Does it surprise you that just under half of the readers are from a secondary school? Probably note. And a quarter are from local authorities? Here’s a simple summary of the answers, but you can get a detailed analysis by percentages back on the original survey page.
Can you feed back on the software too create the poll submision?
I asked some colleagues for advice, and the overwhelming opinion was that Poll Daddy was the easiest to use (and for me, that's important!).
So go and take a look at www.polldaddy.com
It is very easy to setup either polls (like this one), or full surveys. And it's free for simple use.
As it can be easily embedded onto any website, as either Java or Flash (it gives you the code to just cut and paste), it would be very easy to use this on your own school website or SharePoint.