The Use of I>Clickers
Instructional Training PowerPoint
• The goal of the book is to entice professors to:
– Use I>clickers by showing them the benefits
– To show them how to actually use the I>clickers
– To show them appropriate/suggested classroom
The Terrific Tech Trainers decided to create a book
that will help university faculty incorporate the use of
I>Clickers in their classroom. We found the
Understanding by Design UBD approach interesting
for our Bookbuilder project because we wanted our
target learners to embrace the ‘why’ of why should
they should use clickers in their university teaching.
• Key Points
– Thinking about learners asking ‘Why do we need to learn this?’, ‘Why do we need to
know this?’, 'Why does this matter to me?'
– Moving beyond knowledge to understanding
– Teaching learners how to use the information
– Teaching learners how to apply the information, not just to know it
– What is the enduring question – what is it we really want learners to know and be able
– Having the end in mind when designing the instruction
– Focus is on performance based assessment
ABOUT THE BOOK
• Our books provides audio
and text for the reader.
• There is audio provided by
3 coaches, Techie Tom, Dr.
Hootman, and Clicker
• The book includes some
great references as well as
interesting YouTube videos
to supplement the text in
The Use of I>Clickers
Table of Contents
• All About Clickers 3
• Reasons to Use Clickers in the Classroom 7
• How to Use I>clickers 21
• References 28
All About Clickers
• This section of the book provides
basic information about
– What they are
– The features
– What they are used for.
Reasons to Use I>Clickers
• Detailed reasons with scholarly referenced material as to why Professors
should use I>Clickers
How to Use I>Clickers
• This section looks gives you
direction on how to order and set
up your I>Clicker for use.
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