Tech Tip Thursday

Plickers--Formative Assessment Made Easy and Fun!

Plickers Makes Assessing Student Understanding Easy and Stress-Free for all student learners

From exit tickets to quick check-in to make sure your lesson is going well, formative assessment is the key to ensuring student success.

Why Should You Use Plickers?

Plickers is a FREE app that can be used on any IOS or Android operating system developed by Nolan Amy. Students will receive a card that has a number on it and the answer choices A, B, C, and D. Teachers can print these free at as many times as they need. The teacher will use her smartphone or tablet to scan the class cards and begin to immediately see student responses pop up on the screen. The student simply has to hold the answer choice they choose at the top of their card. This wonderfully simple activity can be used for pre-assessments, checks for understanding, polls or class surveys, tickets out the door, reviews, etc. Plickers is a great way to infuse technology into your classroom to make a teacher's life easier.

Getting Started Guide

Interactive Teaching Made Easy

  • Create full questions and answer choices – take advantage of your keyboard to write questions on the web and add them to your Library
  • Plan questions for multiple classes – easily manage and reuse questions across classes from your Library
  • Teach with Live View – Display questions and answer choices and share real-time results while scanning student responses
  • Keep things organized – Edit, archive, and delete; search and filter – we’ve got more options for you to manage your stuff
  • Work offline (or online!) – Plickers will keep your data in-sync across the mobile app and website

Instructional Technology Specialist

Hi! I am available to help anyone who wants to integrate technology into their lessons or curriculum. If you want to set up a meeting with me, simply stop by my office or call me.