ABCD cards

Also known as: multiple-choice response cards, comprehension checks, class polls

ABCD cards enable students to give quick, silent, individual responses to multiple-choice questions. They:

  • allow educators to quickly check for understanding by asking students to select one card as their answer and then having the whole class display their cards
  • encourage all students to respond as there are only four options to select from
  • should be four different colours, or contain visuals of four easily distinguishable shapes or objects.

ABCD cards

ICT templates

How to use with ICT

External resources

Find out more resources
Title Link Description
Plickers.com (2020) Plickers.com (2020) How to get started? Quick tutorial for teachers A quick tutorial for teachers on how to use Plickers.
Socrative for teachers: A brief introduction Socrative for Teachers - A brief introduction This video provide a basic overview of Socrative and how to use it for formative assessment with students.

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