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Not evaluated for Primary reading
Not evaluated for Secondary reading

Intervention description

Quickfire is an application which aims to enhance question and answer activities by enabling teachers to get the responses of the entire class in real-time. The teacher asks a question, sets a timer if required, and students respond using their personal devices. Teachers can then use a teacher remote to review answers as they are submitted, before showing the anonymised answers on an interactive whiteboard in different formats (for example, as a pie chart).

Quickfire is provided by Spiral. From within the site, teachers can manage their classes and approve requests from pupils to join a class. Pupils require their own accounts to log in to Spiral and use the applications, but an email address is not required, simply a username and password.


Quickfire is web-based. No download is necessary. Supported devices include tablets, iPads, Android devices, laptops/computers, mobile phones.

Evidence Summary

Quickfire has not been included in any systematic reviews into the effectiveness of educational programmes.



Key stages

  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • Key Stage 3
  • Key Stage 4
  • Post 16


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