Poll Everywhere is commonly used in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) teaching for several purposes:
1) Engaging students: It provides a more interactive and engaging way for students to participate in class and provides real-time feedback to the instructor;
2) Assessing understanding: Polls can be used as quick assessments to gauge student understanding of a topic;
3) Fostering participation: It can encourage shy or less confident students to participate and provides equal opportunities for all students to contribute;
4) Gathering insights: Polls can be used to gather insights and opinions on specific topics and can provide valuable data for future planning and decision making;
5) Improving instruction: It provides immediate feedback to instructors on student understanding, which can be used to adjust instruction and improve the learning experience for students.