1. Using I>Clickers<br />By<br />Eileen Truchan<br />
2. What are I>Clickers?<br />I>clickers are audience response systems-- think of “Ask the Audience” on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”<br />
3. Using I>Clickers in the Classroom<br />Students receive instant feedback when answering questions posed by the teacher.<br />Each student uses a hand held wireless “clicker” which allows them to “vote” by pushing a button.<br />A signal is sent from each student’s clicker to the receiver.<br />Continued <br />
4. Using I>Clickers in the Classroom<br />The teacher then uses a receiver to collect the votes when each student has voted.<br />The teacher finally displays the results of the voting by pushing a button on the teacher’s clicker, which displays a graph and highlights the correct answer.<br />Teachers can set up the system to identify what answers each class member gave.<br />
5. Why Use I>Clickers?<br />According to the Macmillan company, who market this device “Using a clicker or audience response system can significantly change the way you and your students interact by enabling you to assess your students’ knowledge, keep their attention, provide immediate feedback, and encourage all students to participate.”<br />
6. Why Use I>Clickers?<br />According to the Macmillan company, who market this device “Using a clicker or audience response system can significantly change the way you and your students interact by enabling you to assess your students’ knowledge, keep their attention, provide immediate feedback, and encourage all students to participate.”<br />
7. To view a video about using the I>Clicker in class, click on the link below:(Scroll down to the videos)<br />http://www.iclicker.com/dnn/UserCommunity/VideoLibrary/tabid/244/Default.aspx<br />
8. Advantages of using the I>clicker<br /><ul><li>No hardware or software to install; just plug the receiver into the USB port on the computer.
9. Questions can be written in any application, such as PowerPoint.
10. Student responses are captured quickly and accurately.
11. Students can be polled anonymously.</li></li></ul><li>Four University of Illinois physicists invented I>Clickers and then sold the system to Macmillan in 2005.<br />Who developed the I>Clicker?<br />
12. On a PowerPoint, students are asked:<br />“What is the sum of 2 + 3?”<br />1 b) 5<br />-5 d) 6<br />Example of Using Audience Polling in the Classroom<br />
13. Student Responses<br />Out of a class of 20 students the responses students entered using their clickers are:<br />1: 2 students b) 5: 14 students<br />-5: 1 student d) 6: 3 students<br />
14. Correct answers are then reviewed and highlighted on a bar graph<br />
15. Versatility of Use<br /><ul><li>Students may be polled anonymously by simply having each student use a random clicker.
16. Conversely, students may be registered to a particular clicker, in order to monitor the understanding of each individual student.</li></li></ul><li>Credits:*http://www.iclicker.com/dnn/abouticlicker*Thanks also to Ann Bomberger, teacher at Sayreville Middle School who taught the Math teachers at the school how to install and utilize the clickers.* Thanks to Nicole Lilley, my co-worker who helped me get started with custom animations.* Thanks to my co-worker, Keith Dubil, who helped me with my hyperlink.<br />
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