Thursday, 18 June 2015

App of the Week


Plickers is a wonderfully easy app to use, in and out of the class. What I love about this app is that you can use it with any age group and only one iPad is required. Plickers is an iPhone app, so when going to the app store enter 'Plickers', iPad Only and choose the iPhone option and you should see it appear.

The app can be used to check if your students have understood the concepts you have taught. Plickers gives students anonymity to participate and engage in learning without feeling self-conscious. Its a quick and easy way to collect formative assessment data.

The class and sample questions I have based this tutorial on is for a KG1 class. 

  1. Create an account by going to this website link  Plickers
  2. Go to the Cards tab and print out the type of cards you want (I just went for standard) I would recommend that you have them laminated.

For a tutorial on how to set up a class and use Plickers in the classroom, please refer to the movie below;

Below are some of the questions I created for this KG1 class. You have the choice of either multiple choice or true or false questions, with or without images.

The report feature allows you to see how many students answered correctly or incorrectly in graphical form.

Students names have been blanked out, but you can see from the report below that you are able to identify students who took part and who didn't. 

Each question can be analysed too, so that you are able to see which students answered the question correctly or incorrectly.

For more further support and guidance on using on Plickers please go

Top Tips!

Stick the cards onto/into students books, so that you don't need to hand the cards out each lesson. the students can merely turn and raise their textbooks, to answer the questions.

Inform Planning - another way to see if your students have made any progress in lesson is to duplicate the questions and ask students questions at the start of the lesson and then at the end of the lesson, you can then check the report and analyse the data to inform planning by identifying which student you need to focus on. 

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