Clicker Technologies as a Tool  to Increase  Student Engagement and Motivation Jennifer Diers Iowa State University Februa...
What is a “clicker”? <ul><li>Personal Response System (PRS) </li></ul><ul><li>Audience Response System (ARS) </li></ul><ul...
Let’s try them… <ul><li>Press Go  </li></ul><ul><li>Press 14  </li></ul><ul><li>Press Go   </li></ul><ul><li>Watch for the...
My primary emotional state right now is: <ul><li>Energized </li></ul><ul><li>Tired </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhere between ene...
What time listed below is the closest to the time you went to sleep last night? <ul><li>9:00 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>10:00 ...
I feel pretty competent with using clickers  in my teaching.  <ul><li>Strongly Agree </li></ul><ul><li>Agree </li></ul><ul...
I decided to attend this session because: <ul><li>I wanted to find out what clickers are & how they are used </li></ul><ul...
Features of the  Turning Point  clickers <ul><li>Low cost to students </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless integration with PowerPoi...
<ul><li>What could be the advantages of using clickers in teaching? </li></ul><ul><li>Would the advantages/uses change if ...
What are the advantages of using clickers in the classroom? <ul><li>Reduces anonymity in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>A...
What  students  say… <ul><ul><li>attendance & motivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more fun and engaging  </li></ul></ul>...
What  faculty  say… <ul><li>Makes teaching more fun. </li></ul><ul><li>It has changed the way I prepare to teach and teach...
How can we use clickers in teaching? <ul><li>Attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Other reports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphical </...
<ul><li>Content questions </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-post testing </li></ul>
After Kim gives birth to her son, the nurse places the naked infant directly against Kim’s chest. This placing of the infa...
Brian has brown hair and brown eyes and is six feet, five inches tall.  These traits are expressions known as ____________...
<ul><li>Audience Opinions </li></ul>
The anger style that best describes me is: <ul><li>Pursuer </li></ul><ul><li>Distancer </li></ul><ul><li>Overfunctioner </...
Do you think you will have your infant’s cord blood saved? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>Abstain </li...
<ul><li>To set up/follow up a video or demonstration </li></ul>
Did you bring a friend to class today to view the birthing video? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
Which do you feel was Donny’s lie? <ul><li>Answer One </li></ul><ul><li>Answer Two </li></ul><ul><li>Answer Three </li></ul>
<ul><li>Controversial Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Generating Discussion </li></ul>
Homosexual couples should have the right to be legally married. <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>Abstain...
Have you ever been physically abused by a romantic partner? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>Abstain </l...
<ul><li>Review of teaching   </li></ul>
The presentation today was beneficial to my understanding of how to use clickers in teaching.   <ul><li>True </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Case Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Team Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Debate/Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Etc...
<ul><li>How might you use clickers to foster student engagement and motivation  within your specific discipline ? </li></ul>
<ul><li>What potential issues might need to be considered before and during the implementation of clickers? </li></ul><ul>...
I have enjoyed my time at the Lilly Conference. <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>Abstain </li></ul>
Questions or comments? <ul><li>Jennifer Diers,  M.Ed.; Ph.D. candidate </li></ul><ul><li>Iowa State University </li></ul><...
References <ul><li>Duncan, D. (2005).  Clickers in the classroom. San Francisco CA: Pearson Education </li></ul><ul><li>Ju...
References (continued) <ul><li>Rogers, R., “Using personal response systems to engage students and enhance learning,” in M...
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    1. 1. Clicker Technologies as a Tool to Increase Student Engagement and Motivation Jennifer Diers Iowa State University February 9 th , 2008
    2. 2. What is a “clicker”? <ul><li>Personal Response System (PRS) </li></ul><ul><li>Audience Response System (ARS) </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Performance System (PRS) </li></ul><ul><li>Small, handheld gadget that allows audiences and students to participate in presentations or lectures by submitting responses to interactive questions & viewing the responses as a graph www.turningtechnologies.com </li></ul>
    3. 3. Let’s try them… <ul><li>Press Go </li></ul><ul><li>Press 14 </li></ul><ul><li>Press Go </li></ul><ul><li>Watch for the green light! </li></ul>
    4. 4. My primary emotional state right now is: <ul><li>Energized </li></ul><ul><li>Tired </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhere between energized & tired </li></ul>
    5. 5. What time listed below is the closest to the time you went to sleep last night? <ul><li>9:00 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>10:00 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>11:00 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>12:00 a.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Way later than that! </li></ul>
    6. 6. I feel pretty competent with using clickers in my teaching. <ul><li>Strongly Agree </li></ul><ul><li>Agree </li></ul><ul><li>Disagree </li></ul><ul><li>Strongly Disagree </li></ul>
    7. 7. I decided to attend this session because: <ul><li>I wanted to find out what clickers are & how they are used </li></ul><ul><li>I know what clickers are but wanted to learn more about using them in teaching </li></ul><ul><li>I am not really interested in clickers, but had nothing better to do tonight </li></ul><ul><li>I am in the wrong place! </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
    8. 8. Features of the Turning Point clickers <ul><li>Low cost to students </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless integration with PowerPoint & WebCT </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of use for instructor and student </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptability/sustainability across courses </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook/publisher collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Website support </li></ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>What could be the advantages of using clickers in teaching? </li></ul><ul><li>Would the advantages/uses change if you were teaching a large class (>100 students) or a small class (<30 students)? </li></ul>
    10. 10. What are the advantages of using clickers in the classroom? <ul><li>Reduces anonymity in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Assists with grading & reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Provides immediate feedback to the instructor allowing for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modification/revision of teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generation of classroom discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formative assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation for teaching/research purposes </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. What students say… <ul><ul><li>attendance & motivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more fun and engaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a voice & viewing of others opinions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>gauge their learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wish more of their instructors would use clickers </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. What faculty say… <ul><li>Makes teaching more fun. </li></ul><ul><li>It has changed the way I prepare to teach and teach. </li></ul><ul><li>It involves a time commitment and learning curve </li></ul><ul><li>I want to learn more about how others are using them (specific examples) </li></ul>
    13. 13. How can we use clickers in teaching? <ul><li>Attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Other reports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By question </li></ul></ul> Natalie Nathaniels 6 USB[ISU999]  Solomon Saul 5 USB[ISU999] Jeffrey Baldwin 4 USB[ISU999]  Hannah Montanna 3 USB[ISU999]  Kelsey Houston 2 USB[ISU999]  Alexandria Alexander 1 USB[ISU999] Attended First Name Last Name Device # Location Created: 1/26/2008 9:50 AM Session Name: New Session 4-6-2007 12-20 PM.tpz Turning Attendance Report
    14. 14. <ul><li>Content questions </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-post testing </li></ul>
    15. 15. After Kim gives birth to her son, the nurse places the naked infant directly against Kim’s chest. This placing of the infant directly on the mother’s skin is known as: <ul><li>Apgar technique </li></ul><ul><li>Rooming in </li></ul><ul><li>Brazelton technique </li></ul><ul><li>Kangaroo Care </li></ul>
    16. 16. Brian has brown hair and brown eyes and is six feet, five inches tall. These traits are expressions known as _____________. <ul><li>phenotypes </li></ul><ul><li>genotypes </li></ul><ul><li>Mitosis </li></ul><ul><li>Meiosis </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>Audience Opinions </li></ul>
    18. 18. The anger style that best describes me is: <ul><li>Pursuer </li></ul><ul><li>Distancer </li></ul><ul><li>Overfunctioner </li></ul><ul><li>Underfunctioner </li></ul><ul><li>Blamer </li></ul>
    19. 19. Do you think you will have your infant’s cord blood saved? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>Abstain </li></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>To set up/follow up a video or demonstration </li></ul>
    21. 21. Did you bring a friend to class today to view the birthing video? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
    22. 22. Which do you feel was Donny’s lie? <ul><li>Answer One </li></ul><ul><li>Answer Two </li></ul><ul><li>Answer Three </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Controversial Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Generating Discussion </li></ul>
    24. 24. Homosexual couples should have the right to be legally married. <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>Abstain </li></ul>
    25. 25. Have you ever been physically abused by a romantic partner? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>Abstain </li></ul>
    26. 26. <ul><li>Review of teaching </li></ul>
    27. 27. The presentation today was beneficial to my understanding of how to use clickers in teaching. <ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul><ul><li>Abstain </li></ul>
    28. 28. <ul><li>Case Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Team Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Debate/Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul>
    29. 29. <ul><li>How might you use clickers to foster student engagement and motivation within your specific discipline ? </li></ul>
    30. 30. <ul><li>What potential issues might need to be considered before and during the implementation of clickers? </li></ul><ul><li>What might you need to include in your syllabus with regard to clickers? </li></ul>
    31. 31. I have enjoyed my time at the Lilly Conference. <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>Abstain </li></ul>
    32. 32. Questions or comments? <ul><li>Jennifer Diers, M.Ed.; Ph.D. candidate </li></ul><ul><li>Iowa State University </li></ul><ul><li>3015 Morrill Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Ames, IA 50011 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>THANK YOU! </li></ul>
    33. 33. References <ul><li>Duncan, D. (2005). Clickers in the classroom. San Francisco CA: Pearson Education </li></ul><ul><li>Judson, E. & Sawada, D. (2002). Learning from past and present: Electronic response systems in college lecture halls. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching , 21 (2), 167-181. </li></ul><ul><li>Kaleta, R. & Joosten, T. (2007). Student response systems: A University of Wisconsin study of clickers. EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, Research Bulletin, 10, 2-12. </li></ul>
    34. 34. References (continued) <ul><li>Rogers, R., “Using personal response systems to engage students and enhance learning,” in Making statistics more effective in schools and business conference, Georgetown University, http://www.umaass.edu/cft/prs , (2003). </li></ul><ul><li>Trees, A. & Jackson, M., (2007). “The learning environment in clicker classrooms: Student processes of learning and involvement in large courses using student response systems”. Learning & Media Technology. 32 (1) pp. 21-40. </li></ul><ul><li>Weiman, C., & Perkins, K. (2005). Transforming physics education. Physics Today. 58(11), 36. </li></ul>
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