Aylesbury College has been championing the use of Plickers, a free real time in class assessment tool. Plickers makes use of special cards which are printed and given to students. The tutor sets questions to answer and students rotate their card to indicate their correct response. The tutor then uses a smartphone to capture student responses automatically using the phone’s camera. The results are shown instantly to the class via a projector. Unlike many other in class systems Plickers just requires the tutor to have a device, making it low cost and quick to set up; perfect for a learning check at the end of a lesson.
This article was first published in the Spring 2017 edition of the Society of Education and Training’s Journal, “Intuition”.