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Plickers - a plucky little number.

I am not sure who first mentioned @plickers to me but I am so glad that they did.  Plickers  "is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices".  So with the touch of the camera icon on your iPad you can find out exactly what your students know (or perhaps more importantly, what they don't know) and build your next lesson plans accordingly.  I have already talked here about how to cope with just one iPad in a class and here about using technology to enhance assessment for learning.  So Plickers is the perfect tool to meet the needs of the one iPad class and will certainly tick some AFL boxes.
It really is so simple to use  if you follow the guidelines on the support page on the website.  Print yourself a set of cards that look like this (trust me - do not laminate them):

Each of the numbered cards has a different code on it and is labelled on each side with an A, B, C or D.  These letters rep…