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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more

Plickers

Plickers is a free application which helps the teacher conduct polls or tests with the class, without the need for students to use their own mobile devices. The teacher prepares cards (“paper clickers”) and uses his/her own Android/iOS smartphone or tablet to scan the cards and do instant checks-for-understanding or conduct impromptu polls. The teacher prepares the activity in advance on plickers.com and prints out the cards, which are assigned to each student. The data is automatically saved, student-by-student, at plickers.com, as the cards are scanned. Plickers is particularly useful in a setting where it is not suitable for students to use their own mobile devices in class. Depending on the type of activity planned, if the class has the use of mobile devices, teachers might also consider using Kahoot.

Evaluation: This is an extremely customizable tool which can be used, on both Android and iOS devices, for many different purposes e.g. to obtain feedback, to test students’ knowledge on a specific topic, to create quizzes etc. It allows the whole class to participate in a novel and motivating manner, and the format of the cards means that students can answer the teacher’s questions discretely without their classmates knowing what their answers are.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.plickers.com/

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Polling
  • Quiz maker
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
Content
  • Website/other users supply
Skill
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Medium
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: High
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: High
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: No
Possibility of the tool to be used for a  range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool) Tailorability (If so, how?) No

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? Yes, on iOS or Android devices
Compatibility/Operating System: iOS, Android
Other tech requirements:
 
 
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