Teacher Review for Plickers

Great product for every person response!

Charmaine F.
Technology coordinator
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, English-Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Practice
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I would use this product as an engagement activity at the beginning of my lessons. I would include questions that refer to what was learned the previous day. I would also use this product as an assessment at the end of a lesson to see what the students learned. This past week I used this product in my classroom as a motivation to engage the students in a math lesson. I asked the students a few questions that referred to what was taught the day before about combinations of numbers that make a product between 10 and 20 using addition and subtraction. There were a few things that went well while using this product. I had more than enough cards for the amount of students in my class. This product allowed all of the students to respond to every question. Sometimes certain students will feel upset in class if they are not called on to answer a question in front of the entire class. Using this product eliminates that issue since all students are able to respond to each answer. The students loved seeing their name on the board and they got excited when they saw a blue check next to their name showing that they participated in answering the question. While using this product all of my students were eager to participate in answering the questions. Although their were many things that went well while using this product, there were also a few issues that took place. One issue that I faced was that some of the cards were bent by the students and therefore it took up extra time for my cell phone to scan their card. Once this issue occurred it became a distraction to the other students that already finished participating and made them want to use that time to talk to other students instead of sitting quietly and waiting for everyones response to go through. I also had difficulties with figuring out how to show the correct answer on the screen from my phone.
My Take
I liked that this was viewed as a competition for the students in my class. It motivated the students to figure out the correct answer and share it with me. Sometimes I have the same students who participate all the time and a few that sit back and wait for other students to answer the question. When I introduced this product to the class, they were excited and it encouraged them all to want to participate. I like that it saves the results on the teachers phone and shows the percentage of students that answered the questions correctly as well as what the students selected as the incorrect response. This product can be used to motivate the students and engage them in the lesson. It can also be used as an assessment to see which students understand the topic. It allows teachers to identify what needs to be retaught to certain students because it shows that teacher which students got the answer incorrect. It can be used to help teacher reflect on what went well in the lesson and what can be done differently the next time that lesson is taught to the class.