Allow teachers to share questions with each other
My team of math teachers is all using Plickers this year. Is there a way we could share questions in our libraries with each other?
Like so many have said, the lack of sharing across the department means that I can’t disseminate hours of created material to my colleagues without a large monthly subscription and, if we did opt to pay for the package, our shared material would disappear if and when we stop paying. Consequently, we will not be subscribing and the material I have created will be of little use.
James Lamb commented
Really disappointed to find out that Plickers still does not yet have any way of teachers sharing sets or packs. We are testing it as a department of 14 Maths teachers and will be reporting back to the rest of the school.
My feedback will be that the lack of a resource bank or forum where teachers can share or find sets or packs or questions is a major flaw which creates a huge workload for teachers to create these resources.
My recommendation will be to let teachers use the free acoount if they want but that we don't adopt it as a department or whole school as neither the free nor subscription accounts offer the basic expected functionality.
My colleagues and I would love to be able to search a space for public Plickers sets and import them so teachers don't have to reinvent the wheel. It would be great if the sets could also be rated so teachers have a good idea if the set is good or not (some shared sets on other platforms are full of spelling/grammatical errors or poor questions, so a rating system may help teachers avoid low quality sets). Thank you for adding sharing to Plickers Pro, but it seems like people are asking for something a little different.
Beverley Wilson-Smith commented
Just started using the Plickers app - a question bank for sharing would be a really valuable resource for busy teachers
Miss Shanks commented
Agreed. Not having a quiz bank or shareable questions is a big drawback, and this comes from me, who had been a promoter and trainer of Plickers to colleagues.
Sharing questions is a biggie! I have been using Kahoot because of this, but want to use Pickers so all students can play (not just those with technology). If they don't change this though I will have to go back to Kahoot as it is the only other option I have found. It's a shame because in every other way I prefer Plickers.
Not attending at what your competitors are doing right is the way to kill the good idea Plickers is. I am reluctant to using Plickers just because of the lack of a public bank.
have just been testing flickers.
Since sharing content is not possible i wonder how so many people are even using it. There is no point investing time in a tool like this no matter how cool the idea
My colleagues and I use the same user & password. For now, this is the only way...
Ditto. This needs to happen. It would make life so much easier, and allow us to collaborate so much better. Sharing one account also means you share all of the class information, which you simply don't want to do sometimes. And you can't run two session at the same time!
Amy Tuckness commented
Is this still not an option?
Yes yes please I was considering doing a shared account for multiple teachers... However it's risky from my point of view... What will happen if one of the teachers violates terms and conditions!!! Or gone crazy one day and deleted every thing!!!! I know it won't happen in my case but what if!!
What if I decided to move to a new school should I leave my account that is attached to my email to other teachers! Should I just change the password and block them all from their own work!! It's a mess
why don't we all just use one account, everyone on one username/password and start building the library that way
Just found this social media for teacher and students. Maybe an idea for some of you:
Please we need to share
WE NEED A RESOURCE LIBRARY that can be shared!! all the individual work is a waste, I could be sharing it to other teachers... and likewise :/
that would be amazing!!!! Or export my questions to another gmail account because I have my second email that I use only with my students, but on my mobile phone my email is another one.
Any news regarding this issue?
Hopefully you are already working on this? The demand is clear :)
Chris Yancy commented
Couldn't you just share an account with your colleague and set up different classes, but still have access to the same library of questions? Seems like this would be a good workaround for now.