Plickers lets you poll your class for free, without the need for student devices. Just give each student a card (a "paper clicker"), and use your iPhone/iPad to scan them to do instant checks-for-understanding, exit tickets, and impromptu polls. Best of all, your data is automatically saved, student-by-student, at plickers.com.
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+ Build beautiful questions
+ Scan results instantly
+ Prep groups of questions for class with Sets
+ Play content directly from your Library
+ Seamlessly control your presentation screen right from your phone
+ And more...
Ratings and Reviews
Been using for years
When you need to assess informal or formally this is great for fast results. Once you set up subjects you can reuse for years. Great for classroom control in difficult classes. As all students have to participate every kid is on the horse at for every question.
For I class fun questions you can ask the question and then see who got right and wrong for non graded assessments and then peer pressure to hear your neighbor makes it a competition but in nice way.
Use at closure of activity for understanding check. It takes a couple of tries to get out and paste from assessment banks into system. But once in you can reuse and call up in a minute or two for use. I select possible question for use during day or week in advance for 6 classes in under 30 minutes. Then I can use on the fly in class as needed and periodic assessments.
Good for group work. Put a question for discussion in the test bank and then have the students discuss before answering. You can also see who is faking participation that way.
Just wish I could upload whole text banks rather than cut and paste but small price to pay for quality and free program.
Plickers gone bad!:(
I loved Plickers before the update. It was such an easy use of formative assessment because I could see the student data as I scanned with the answer and student name popping up. Now it just tells me they got it wrong. I like to see in real time the mistakes they are making so I can address them in our discussion about the question. Before the update Plickers had a bar graph that was a fabulous representation for the students to see and it was large enough the kids could see it from anywhere in the room. The graph included now does not visually represent the data for the students or show it large enough they can see it. Now when displayed the questions are huge but the answers are so tiny the students in the back of my room can not see them at all. The students had to move closer to the board and expressed frustration and that they no longer enjoyed Plickers. (So sad because they begged for it before)
I created a set of questions on the computer and can not find it anywhere in my library. It was so much easier to manipulate before this recent update.
Please fix this so I can go back to using it to glean immediately feedback for my classroom and so the kids will enjoy it again.
Update broke so many parts. Disappointed.
I was excited to try Plickers in my courses after seeing at a workshop, and initially they worked really well. The students enjoyed seeing the results appear immediately, and the results were easy to incorporate into grades.
The new update, however, broke what was working so well. The new question format has tiny answers that are difficult to read even right near the screen, the images are cut off when displaying from an iPad (which has no landscape mode), and students can no longer see their card register as scanned (so I miss some of them).
To top this off, today the questions were displaying with the correct answer obviously selected (the letter was highlighted). No longer fun or useful - I will sadly put away my printed cards and shelve plans to invest in laminated versions.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.