Research Proposal             Presentation               Karin Blackwood                   EDU 710               Dr. Helen...
The Use of Clickers in aHigh School Biology Class3/6/2012   Karin Blackwood, ID# 4270003   2
Statement of the Problem• Using a device, such as a handheld clicker, might  level the playing field for the language lear...
Background & Need• Response Systems have been around since the  1960s but entered the educational arena in the 80s• Clicke...
Proposed Methodology• Research Method     – Approach: Mixed-Method     – sampling strategy:           • 58 biology student...
Methodology continued…• Scope & location of research     – This study takes place at a large high school in       CA where...
Issues & Limitations• Ethical     – Privacy: The students will remain anonymous       and will be identified by student nu...
Issues & Limitations continued…• Limitations     – Study limited to the accessibility of a class set       of clickers    ...
References•   Achievement Gap. (2011, July 7). Education Week.•   Beatty, I. (2004). Transforming student learning with cl...
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  1. 1. Research Proposal Presentation Karin Blackwood EDU 710 Dr. Helen Hawley3/6/2012 Karin Blackwood, ID# 427003 1
  2. 2. The Use of Clickers in aHigh School Biology Class3/6/2012 Karin Blackwood, ID# 4270003 2
  3. 3. Statement of the Problem• Using a device, such as a handheld clicker, might level the playing field for the language learner and the reluctant learner; while capturing the attention of the tired and disengaged student.• Educators find themselves in a very difficult time to teach, and teach well. – Language issues exist for many students – Students don’t get to touch technology even though it is all around them – Students are difficult to engage (over-stimulation, family issues, too many activities)3/6/2012 Karin Blackwood, ID# 427003 3
  4. 4. Background & Need• Response Systems have been around since the 1960s but entered the educational arena in the 80s• Clickers today transmit a student’s response & can instantly see it being evaluated• It is a means of active learning while allowing the teacher to obtain & analyze student learning immediately• Primarily used at the college level…most research done at the college level• Need to evaluate the value of the clicker for stu- dent review sessions & its impact on summative assessment data at the high school level3/6/2012 Karin Blackwood, ID# 427003 4
  5. 5. Proposed Methodology• Research Method – Approach: Mixed-Method – sampling strategy: • 58 biology students will be participating from this teacher-researcher’s 3rd & 4th period classes – Timeframe: 1 school year • The fall semester of assessment scores will be the baseline data; overall GPAs will be collected as well • The spring semester of assessment scores will be collected after using the clickers for the review sessions; overall GPAs will be collected.3/6/2012 Karin Blackwood, ID# 427003 5
  6. 6. Methodology continued…• Scope & location of research – This study takes place at a large high school in CA where enrollment if just over 2000 students • All students at this site must take biology • Classes are heterogeneous in age, ethnicity, and intellect – Triangulation of data? YES!! • The overall GPAs of the individual participants will be compared between the fall & spring semesters • Students will also be compared by grade level (9, 10, 11, & 12) • Students will take a perception survey3/6/2012 Karin Blackwood, ID# 427003 6
  7. 7. Issues & Limitations• Ethical – Privacy: The students will remain anonymous and will be identified by student number, not name – Confidentiality: The data will be shared with the teacher-researchers content team and also with NVUSD, but the students will remain nameless3/6/2012 Karin Blackwood, ID# 427003 7
  8. 8. Issues & Limitations continued…• Limitations – Study limited to the accessibility of a class set of clickers – Steep learning curve for first time users – Most questions target factual questions that are lower down on Bloom’s taxonomy – Technology issues – Cheating – Cost & storage3/6/2012 Karin Blackwood, ID# 427003 8
  9. 9. References• Achievement Gap. (2011, July 7). Education Week.• Beatty, I. (2004). Transforming student learning with classroom communication systems. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 3, 5. Retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/LibraryDetailPage/?ID=ERB0403• Bloom, B. 1956. Taxonomy of educational objectives: Book 1, cognitive domain. New York: Longman.• Caldwell, J. E. (2007). Clickers in the large classroom: Current research and best-practice tips. Retrieved October 9, 2011, from http://www.lifescied.org////.full• Dills, I. (2011, October 9). School district launches $11 million learning plan. Napa Valley Register.• Gee, J. P. (2005). Learning by design: good video games as learning machines. E-learning, 2(1), 5-16.• Gee, J. P. (revised, 2008). What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy. In Empowered learners: Problem solving, understanding (pp. 8, 14). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.• Guess, A. (2008, July 18). Keeping clickers in the classroom. Retrieved from http://www.insidehighered.com• Herreid, C. F. (2006, October). “Clicker” cases: Introducing case study teaching into large classrooms. Journal of College Science Teaching, 36(2), 43-37. Abstract obtained from “Clicker” cases: introducing case study teaching into large classrooms, 2006, 36, Abstract No. 2.• Johnson, C. (2007, January 24). Clickers in your classroom [Electronic mailing list message]. Retrieved from Wakonse-Arizona E- Newsletter: http://cite.asu.edu/wakonse//idea.htm• Lane, D., & Atlas, R. (1996, March). The networked classroom. Lecture presented at Computers & Psychology, York, UK.• Martyn, M. (2007). Clickers in the classroom: An active learning approach. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 30, volume 30, number 2. Retrieved from http://Volum//7458• Marzano, R. J., Pickering, D. J., & Pollock, J. E. (2001). Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement.• McDaniel, R. (n.d.). Motivational theory. Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/_5010005_theories-r• SARC data. (n.d.). Napa valley unified school district. Retrieved October 24, 2011, from NVUSD website: http://www.nvusd.k12.ca.us/• Strom, P. S., & Strom, R. D. (2002). Collaboration integration theory: Overcoming limitations of cooperative learning among community college students. The Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 315-331. Retrieved from http://www.public.asu.edu/~rdstrom/3/6/2012 9 Karin Blackwood, ID# 427003

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