Once you put the RF receiver into the USB port, you should receive a message that new hardware has been found. you should click “yes, this time only” and then click next. Keep clicking “next” until it is done, then click “finish”.
You will need to configure the clickers so that they are “LOANER” and the class will be “OPEN”. This allows different students to use the same clicker since they will put in their ID number. Also, open means that you can use the same clickers with multiple classes.
You will not be able to input students into the classes you create yet. You will have to do a bogus session with each class in order to do that the easy way. Those instructions will be on another page.
Click on the “CLASSES” tab along the top.
Click “NEW CLASS”. This will cause a box to pop up . You will add information to this box.
Type in a description for the Course. It might be ALG2 or GEO.
Type in a description for the Section/Location. I put the class period ie. PER2.
The class name will fill in automatically by combining these 2 things, so it will look like this: ALG2PER2.
NOW YOU NEED TO MERGE YOUR CLASS ROSTERS INTO THE SOFTWARE!
This step has to be done with the students in the room. You will need to have the class whose roster you will be importing and students will use the clickers. This is tricky, but it makes everything much easier!
If you follow this procedure, it will save you the time of typing in every kid and their ID number!!!
If you contact Lisa Davis, she will put your classes into Excel spreadsheets. Kay Weaver may be able to do this as well. I will check and hopefully have this information sent to your email. : )
Make sure that the spreadsheet is saved as a .csv file. THIS IS THE ONLY TYPE THAT CAN BE MERGED!!!!
To find out, open the spreadsheet. Then go to “File” and “save as”. At the bottom, you will see “File Name” and then “File Type”. Name it whatever you want, but on “File Type”, make sure that it says .csv. If it doesn’t, change it to that type and save it.
You will choose “new session”. You will get a pop up box that will ask you some questions about this session. Make sure that you select the right class! Then it will make a name for the session using the class and the date. (ALG2PER2_04_15_2010
You can create lessons in the PRS or you can create lessons using Power Point or whatever you choose. You can even call out questions and have students answer. You will want to make sure that you put your answers into Interwrite so that it can give you immediate overt responses.