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Friday, July 18, 2014

Plickers - Classroom Clicker App!!!

I just found a new app today (thanks to Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers) and I am so excited!  The app is called Plickers, it is available on iOS and Android.  I downloaded it on my iPad (but it is an iPhone app).    So why am I excited?  It allows you to get clicker feedback without the clicker -- all you need is a few printouts and a smart phone or tablet!  I have a great set of clickers, but have to share with another teacher.  Now I have clicker options all the time.  

To use you need to download the app, and visit their website.  At the website you download and print off the Plickers cards can set up your classes and students, so that you can get individual results, you can also use the demo class for anonymous results.  And I especially like the idea of taking attendance with the app ... since I usually so excited to get class started that taking attendance has slipped my mind a time or two.  You could also use plickers for questions within your lessons, bellringers, polls, review games, etc.  Did I mention this is a free app?  It is!

What do you think?  Would this be a useful app in your classroom?  Have you already used it.  Share your knowledge and ideas or other potential uses.
To read the original posts I read click on the titles below.
You could probably spend the rest of your summer break on Free Technology for Teachers -- it is a great site!

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