These are tools I've used often to reflect on students' and teachers' thoughts about a given subject. While this can be done on paper, it's more convenient to do it on one of the sites below:
1. Strutta - Create not just polls, but online contests as well. Strutta allows teachers to moderate all student content before being posted online.
2. CreaSurvey - A free and easy-to-use site with different styles of questions to choose from.
3. Flisti - A simple poll creator that allows users to share with popular social networks.
4. Obsurvey - A great site with a wiki-style interface that allows users to create surveys with different styles of questions, such as multiple choice, true or false, and others.
5. Survey Monkey - One of the best online sites for creating surveys. The free version offers 10 questions per survey, up to 100 responses, and real-time results.
6. Polldaddy - Similar to Survey Monkey, with a nice user interface.
7. Vorbeo - An easy-to-use site that lets users embed a poll directly into their blog or website.
8. Text the Mob - Good site site to use with a large audience. Allows users to text in their responses via a mobile device. Built-in filtering soon to come, which would be ideal for schools.
9. Insightify - A great collaborative website for creating online surveys.
10. Yarp - A fun site to use for creating simple surveys that generates a unique URL.
David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. For more information about his work, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and read his blog at cyber-kap.blogspot.com.