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Clicker technology

  1. 1. REASONS TO USE IT IN YOUR CLASSROOM Clicker Technology
  2. 2. Add Clicker Technology to your classroom to get your entire class involved Instead of getting an answer from one student…
  3. 3. What is a Clicker? “the simplest remote personal response systems that resemble pared-down TV remote control units, and they work in the same way” http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7002.pdf
  4. 4. Student Response System  A small, portable receiving station is placed in the front of the class to collect and record student responses. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7002.pdf
  5. 5. Responses are Recorded and Displayed Students enter the answer using their own personal clicker – the results of the entire class are displayed on the screen.
  6. 6. Improve attentiveness Increase knowledge retention Poll anonymously Track individual responses Display polling results immediately Create an interactive and fun learning environment Confirm audience understanding of key points immediately Gather data for reporting and analysis Benefits of Using Clickers:
  7. 7. Don’t Just Lecture…  Use lecture and student interaction to increase information retention
  8. 8. Want To Know What Student Think? Clicker technology gives you a way to poll students anonymously and quickly which allows for less time working on concepts that are already understood. Also allows students to compare what they know to the rest of the class Interaction is fun, students are more involved
  9. 9. Lets See How a Clicker Works You can give the class a question and ask for each student to use the clicker to log their answer.  The students “click” the corresponding button on their personal clicker which corresponds with the answer they have chosen. Once all students have logged their answers, the results will show on the screen for the class to review. Lets give it a try…
  10. 10. Pick the Correct Answer  How many days of the year does Las Vegas experience sunshine?  A. 143  B. 254  C. 362  D.308  E.259
  11. 11. Question Results Answer A 9% Answer B 11% Answer C 5% Answer D 72% Answer E 3% Class Breakdown The Clicker Records the answers of the class – this shows that 72% of the class got the answer correct.
  12. 12. Sources for Presentation  Information was retrieved from the following sites:  http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7002.pdf According to Educause Learning Initiative  http://www.lifescied.org/cgi/content/full/6/1/9  www.calvin.edu/~dsc8/clickers.htm

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