Blicker is the result of evaluating the different classroom response solutions out there (eg. Plickers, Kahoot!, PollEverywhere, classdojo, clickers )in the market. There are many good classroom response system such as Plickers, kahoot!, clickers etc. Blicker seeks to eliminate all their disadvantages and combining all their benefits.
For example, Plickers system require students to raise up their Plickers QR code card. Kahoot! and PollEverywhere requires student to have a stable internet connection. Various Clickers solution requires internet or an actual hardware. Blicker seeks to eliminate all these additional requirements.
Blicker is the Teacher’s best tool to solicit the student’s responses.
There is no set-up required, no need for additional gadget, no physical props required, no QR codes, no need for Teacher to scan QR code, and very importantly NO NEED for any internet connectivity. In fact, the only requirement that is needed is what most students would already have with them – A Smartphone – likely a iPhone or other Smartphone on other mobile platform.
All the student needed is to download the Free Blicker Student App. The app uses the new Bluetooth Low Energy Technology to transmit small data packets containing the student selected responses into the air. As there is no setup or any internet connectivity needed, all the student would need to response is to tap on their desired responses and the Blicker Teacher App will immediately show all the consolidated results in a simple bar chart.
As there is no need for any internet or sign up, the students will feel at ease to know that his responses remains anonymous.
Blicker App works in 3 different Mode. Anonymous Mode for glancing overall responses. Identity Mode for teacher to identify each student's response. Attendance Mode for teacher to automatically take each student's attendance with a timestamp.
A little bit of technicality here on the Blicker App. The Blicker Student App uses the new Bluetooth Low Energy Advertisement protocol. There is NO NEED for any cumbersome Bluetooth pairing with the Blicker Teacher App. As Bluetooth Low Energy technology is being used, this app actually consumes very low energy. Despite this, the technology allows the Blicker Student App and the Blicker Teacher App to be as far as 75 meters apart. Also, technically, the Blicker Teacher App is capable to consolidate results from hundreds of Blicker Student Apps.
Finally, no solution will ever be perfect. The Blicker Student App will work only on iPhone 4s/iPod Touch 5/iPad2 and newer models. For non-ios device, The Blicker Student App will only work on the selected model and as there are so many different models, the best way is to download and try out. And DO REMEMBER to turn on your Bluetooth for both the Blicker Student and Teacher App to work!
Note: The requirement for Blicker Student App to work is a little more stringent as the app is using the new Bluetooth Low Energy Advertisement transmission. The Android phone must be on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and above and the hardware must support BLE Advertisement transmission. Some of the phones are Samsung S4 and newer, Nexus 5X and above, LG4 and above and many more. You would have to download and try for yourself.
This is the Blicker Student Android App. To enjoy the full suite of features, you would need to download the Blicker Teacher App in the windows 10 App store. (The Blicker Teacher ios/android App only support anonymous mode)