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  • 1. Clicking In
    Turning your Classroom into an Interactive Experience
  • 2. What is a Clicker?
    Real-time student response device
    USB Receiver (Professor)
    Individual RF (Radio Frequency) response cards (Student)
    200 foot receiver range
  • 3. Why do professors use clickers?
    Transform classrooms into interactive and engaging learning environments
    Experience increased attendance and participation - even from those quiet, back-of-the-lecture-hall students.
    Gauge student understanding instantly with visual charts in real-time.
    Provide students review questions that are reflective of their understanding, not just what you think they need work on.
    Check reading assignments instantly with short quizzes before class and grade assignments instantly.
  • 4. How can I use clickers in my class?
    Take attendance (for large lectures)
    Reading quizzes
    Perception checks during lectures
    Keep students engaged in the learning experience
    Spice up long lectures
  • 5. Where do you teach?
    School of International Service
    School of Communications
    School of Public Affairs
    Kogod School of Business
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Washington College of Law
    Washington Semester
    Non-Academic Unit
  • 6. Favorite Musical Genre?
    Classical
    Country
    Classic Rock
    Pop
    Easy Listening
    Other
  • 7. How active are your students in class?
    Very Active, they pay close attention and participate frequently
    Somewhat Active, they listen and occasionally contribute
    Not Very Active, they listen but sometimes get distracted or lose interest
    Frequent snoozers
  • 8. Did you know?
    Weekday all-nighters are pulled at least once a month by 20 percent of college students polled
    35 % say they stayed up until 3 a.m. at least once a week
    12 % Skipped three or more classes in a month and falling asleep in class was common
    “Sleep Patterns and Predictors of Disturbed Sleep in a Large Population of College Students”. Journal of Adolescent Health. 3 August 2009
  • 9. I like learning new technologies for the classroom.
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
  • 10. How many countries are represented in the student body at AU?
    52
    84
    144
    183
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  • 11. Name the composer of the following piece.
    Handel
    Chopin
    Bach
    Beethoven
  • 12. This year three Kogod professors ____.
    Retired
    Became LEED certified
    Were cited by Forbes in their “Best Business Schools” feature
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  • 13. Did you know?
    The Center for Teaching, Research and Learning and EcoSense offers a Green Teaching Certificate for AU professors.
    Interested? Learn more at www.american.edu/cte/greenteaching
  • 14. The title of this sculpture on exhibit in the Katzen Arts Center is:
    Wiggle Wright
    Sitting Pretty
    Great Granny Rietveld
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  • 15. Additional TurningTechnologies
    TurningPoint Anywhere
    Add a poll to websurfing or spreadsheets
    ResponseWare
    Students can respond from Smart phones, iPhones, ipod Touch, laptops
  • 16. Interested in using clickers in your classroom?
    For more information visit TurningTechnologies.com
    Email: erin.nixon@american.edu
    Call Teaching and Learning Resources at
    (202) 885-3904