Holly Dent, a fabulous adopter and 4th grade teacher, told us about a great app she uses when her students take The Walking Classroom quizzes. This fabulous app, Plickers, is an engaging way to assess what students have learned from The Walking Classroom, science, social studies, and more!
Plickers is a FREE app that can be downloaded onto an Apple or Android device. It’s an easy and engaging way for teachers and students to receive instant feedback on their responses. The teacher knows what that class does and doesn’t know and students suddenly view the quiz as a fun and engaging learning experience. It’s a win-win!
“They LOVE this!! It is super fun for them and the engagement during those quizzes is stellar.”
How It Works
Each student it assigned a number and a unique card with a 4-sided geometric shape on it. The number is assigned to them in the Plickers system and each side of the shape represents a multiple choice or true/false answer choice.
After entering the quiz questions and answers into the system, you’re ready to give the quiz! Project the Plickers site and pull up each question one at a time. When it is time to answer the question, students hold up their card with their answer choice on the top side of the card. The teacher then uses an phone or tablet to scan the room. The teacher is provided with immediate feedback with each student’s answer, whether it was correct or not, how many kids got it right, etc.
We have reached out to Plickers to determine if we could put all of the quizzes into their system to share with each of you, but for right now that is not an option. However, if it does become available we will be sure and let you know.
We hope you’ll try this innovative, simple and engaging way to assess your students learning, not just with The Walking Classroom, but any of your instruction! Let us know if you do!
Special thank you to Holly for sharing this great program with us!