The Use of i>Clickers by University
Faculty in Traditional Classroom
The Terrific Tech Trainers decided to create a
book to help university faculty incorporate the use
of i>Clickers into their classroom.
We found the UbD (Understanding by Design)
approach to instructional design interesting and
chose this approach to develop our book using
Analyzes target learners asking the
‘Why do we need to learn this?’
‘Why do we need to know this?’
'Why does this matter to me?'
Moves beyond basic knowledge to
Teaches learners how to use the information
Why UbD? (cont.)
Teaches learners how to apply the
information, not just know it
Asks the enduring question – What do we
really want target learners to know and be
able to do?
Has the end in mind when designing the
instruction – a backwards approach to
Focuses on performance based assessment
The goal of the book is to entice professors to use
i>Clickers in their classroom by:
Addressing the benefits of use in the university
Motivating them to use clickers based on
Showing them appropriate/suggested uses
Teaching them how to use i>clickers
About the Book
Created using CAST's Bookbuilder, the book:
• Provides audio, visual aids, and text for the
• Provides audio by 3 'coaches': Techie Tom,
Dr. Hootman, and Clicker Carol, each with
distinct roles in implementing instruction.
• Includes scholastic references as well as
links to interesting videos to supplement
the text in the book.
What is BOOKBUILDER?
Website used to create, publish, and share digital
books using UDL (Universal Design Learning)
Based on CAST's research related to three primary
brain networks (recognition network, strategic
network, and affective network) and the roles they
play in understanding these differences
Provides a framework to create and implement
lessons with flexible goals, methods, materials, and
assessments that support learning for all learners
The Book Part I:
All About Clickers
This section of the book
What are clickers?
What are their features?
What is their purpose in
The Book Part II:
Reasons to Use Clickers
Provides the reader with detailed reasons why they
should use clickers and provides motivation to use
them with references to scholarly research on their
enhancement to student learning
The Book Part III:
How to Use i>Clickers
This section provides
with information and
tutorials on how to order
and set up i>Clickers (a
specific brand of Clickers)
for use in the classroom.
We hope you enjoy the book!
Please read the book by clicking on the link on the
“Implementation” page of this wiki.
When you have completed the book, please take
the time to fill out the evaluation form located on
the “Evaluation” page of this wiki to help the
Terrific Tech Trainers evaluate their instruction.