What is a Plicker?
It is a Paper CLICKER and a formative assessment tool that only requires one device - for the teacher. Students each have their own paper answer tool. Turn the shape from side to side and letters A-D answer the quiz question on the projected screen.
First step is the Plickers website. Create a teacher account. Download the free card deck and assign a page to each student. It's important to make sure that the roster matches the card number, because that is key to the formative assessment. When the teacher scans the room, student roster names show up on the teacher's device attached to their answer.
Creating & Scanning the Quiz
The next step is creating the quiz.
Choose the Library tab to create either true/false or multiple choice questions. Connect your computer to a projector and choose the Live tab and students will see the questions on the screen.
And then it is time to let Plickers do their magic. As the teacher scans the room with the Plickers App for IOS or Plickers app for Android the student results are recorded immediately.
- As the teacher scans the room the Plicker app reads the student's Plicker and records the results.
- Each student's answer will only be recorded once.
- The results are displayed in bar graph form
- No two plickers are the same
Link to Plickers website
Link to the Plickers Card Deck
Link to Plickers Tutorial by EdTech Tidbits
~ Beth Swantz, Technology Consultant, GWAEA @betswan
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