This week I have trialled Plickers with my Year 7 class.
Plickers is a formative assessment tool and based upon the principles of QR codes. By handing out unique qr codes to all students (downloaded for free on the website) I can assess and record their understanding of a particular topic by scanning the answers they give with my tablet. The good thing about Plickers compared to students giving their answer on a small whiteboard, is that students cannot peak and see what the smartest student in the class gives as an answer. I used Plickers as a plenary and it proved to be really effective and fun.
I will demonstrate Plickers soon on one of the staff briefings.