How I Use It
I used Plickers by conducting a formative assessment of previous content I taught in past lessons. I teach in a school that is limited to any form of technology. This was a GREAT way for me to step out of the norm of assessing my students. It is also engaging and fun for the students to take a formative assessment. It doesn’t need much technology, but works better if your school has wifi, because my school does not have any form of wifi, so I had to use a hotspot to connect my computer and my phone to be synced together. I liked how I could make the questions to be open-ended and related to the subject material. The concept is simple and easy to understand for both the students and teacher. For schools with low technology, I would highly recommend this app for engaging and acquiring knowledge from your students.
Overall, this was a great app to use for educators. I would use this tool as a way to test student knowledge before moving on to the next project or assignment in order to assure their understanding. It was easy to understand for both the teacher and the students. It became a game amongst the students, but also a way for the teacher to collect data. Testing became a fun tool for the students and allowed them to engage in the topic. It will definitely make teaching better by allowing them to step out of the norm of mundane education. Collecting the data was easy and it was a great way to instantly get the answers directly from the students, which saved right to my account for collection.