An easy student response system!

How to Use Plickers in the Classroom

Why use Plickers?

Plickers is a FREE app that can be used on any IOS or Android operating system. It was developed by Nolan Amy and became available to the public in 2013. To gain instant student response, 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. Then the teacher will use his or her smart phone or tablet to scan the class cards and begin to immediately see student responses pop up on the screen. All the student has to do is hold the answer choice they choose at the top of their card. This activity can be used for pre-assessments, checks for understanding, polls or class surveys, tickets out the door, or any other assessment. Plickers is a great way to infuse technology into your classroom to make a teacher's life easier.

How do I get started?

You will need a smart phone or tablet in order to use Plickers with your students. Print your cards from the Plickers website on card stock or laminate them. You will need to set up a free account and set up your class. Please click on the links at the bottom of this page or view the video above to see how to set up your classes and get started.

What it can do for you!

  • 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


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