The most amazing thing about this tool is how simple it is to use. The question, answers, and even the text for your “vote” button are customizable. But, the best part is that there is a live preview of your poll that changes as you customize your poll. When you’re finished, copy and paste the code generated by Vorbeo into your moodle or other web space. Easy!
Now, you can poll your students, students can poll each other, and students can even poll the general public, if they can put enough people in front of the poll.
As an edupunk who likes to tinker with code on occasion, I also appreciate that the code changes as the poll is customize. This is a great way to learn what each line of the code does. (Incidentally, if you’d like to learn more about HTML, CSS, XML, and other scripting languages, try w3schools.com which has many examples and tutorials with live previews.)
Update: As slickly as Vorbeo generates web polls, it appears that these polls are not compatible with WordPress blogs. Perhaps this is because WordPress already has it’s own polling feature using different technology or because it strips out HTML forms for security reasons. Either way, trying to post a Vorbeo poll to a WordPress blog will neuter it (see below). My other comments still apply, but check that Vorbeo is compatible with your application before counting on it in the classroom.