Plickers

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Before Shelby's 1:1 initiative was complete, there was often an inequity of devices, especially at the elementary level.  Plickers is a perfect tool for such situations, and even post-1:1, many students still enjoy the unique interactive nature of the assessment.  All you need is one mobile device (like a smartphone or iPad), a projector hooked to a computer, and response cards (free to print out from the Plickers website).  Students use the cards to answer questions, while the teacher uses an app on the mobile device to scan and assess the responses.  The results show up in real time on the projector computer and data can be analyzed later.  Read this blog entry for more information, or watch this playlist of YouTube videos by Adam Watson.  (Note the interface may vary slightly, as the videos and blog entry were done in 2014.)

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