I learned about Plickers at the MACUL conference. In a nutshell, students hold up their answer to a multiple choice question projected on the screen. It is great for formative assessment. It is similar to using those clickers. Read on to find out how easy and useful it is.
First you print out a class set of “Answer cards”. Each card has a unique number on it. Assign a number to each student. You can use the same number for multiple classes. The program knows by time of day which student it is.
Project multiple choice questions that you create on the Flickers website. Students turn their card with the correct answer on the top.
You use a phone or tablet to scan the papers, it takes very little time.
The students will see how many of them voted for each answer. You will reveal the correct answer.
Later you can check out each individual student’s responses.
Give it a try, it is a very simple and effective way to check student progress.