Monday, May 18, 2015

Plickers and Images

Plickers announced Friday that they have added support for images! Now teachers can insert an image with each question in their Plickers library.

Only one image can be added per question, so if you need additional images, create a 'collage' of your labeled images using an iOS app such as Pixlr Express or website such as: (click on Collage). If you would like to see a demonstration as to how to use Pixlr, go to this posting and watch the video beginning at about the 47 second mark:

Once your images are ready to upload into Plickers, open the website, go to your Library, and either edit an existing question or create a new question, see the camera image? Click on that to add your image to the Plickers question! It's that easy.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Special Formatting in Plickers

I had a teacher ask yesterday about whether she could include special formatting in Plickers questions in order to mimic the appearance of state test items - especially bold, underlining and italicizing of text.

Tested it and yes - basic HTML coding works in the questions (but not in answer choices)

Check out for great formative assessment tools in a classroom when students do not have devices!

Here are directions for how to insert HTML coding to change the appearance of your Plickers questions: