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  1. 1. Clicking In<br />Turning your Classroom into an Interactive Experience <br />
  2. 2. What is a Clicker?<br />Real-time student response device<br />USB Receiver (Professor) <br />Individual RF (Radio Frequency) response cards (Student)<br />200 foot receiver range<br />
  3. 3. Why do professors use clickers?<br />Transform classrooms into interactive and engaging learning environments<br />Experience increased attendance and participation - even from those quiet, back-of-the-lecture-hall students.<br />Gauge student understanding instantly with visual charts in real-time.<br />Provide students review questions that are reflective of their understanding, not just what you think they need work on.<br />Check reading assignments instantly with short quizzes before class and grade assignments instantly.<br />
  4. 4. How can I use clickers in my class?<br />Take attendance (for large lectures)<br />Reading quizzes<br />Perception checks during lectures<br />Keep students engaged in the learning experience<br />Spice up long lectures<br />
  5. 5. Where do you teach?<br />School of International Service<br />School of Communications<br />School of Public Affairs<br />Kogod School of Business<br />College of Arts and Sciences<br />Washington College of Law<br />Washington Semester<br />Non-Academic Unit<br />
  6. 6. Favorite Musical Genre?<br />Classical<br />Country<br />Classic Rock<br />Pop<br />Easy Listening<br />Other<br />
  7. 7. How active are your students in class?<br />Very Active, they pay close attention and participate frequently<br />Somewhat Active, they listen and occasionally contribute<br />Not Very Active, they listen but sometimes get distracted or lose interest<br />Frequent snoozers<br />
  8. 8. Did you know?<br />Weekday all-nighters are pulled at least once a month by 20 percent of college students polled<br />35 % say they stayed up until 3 a.m. at least once a week<br />12 % Skipped three or more classes in a month and falling asleep in class was common<br />“Sleep Patterns and Predictors of Disturbed Sleep in a Large Population of College Students”. Journal of Adolescent Health. 3 August 2009 <br />
  9. 9. I like learning new technologies for the classroom.<br />Strongly Agree<br />Agree<br />Disagree<br />Strongly Disagree<br />
  10. 10. How many countries are represented in the student body at AU?<br />52<br />84<br />144<br />183<br />0%<br />0%<br />0%<br />0%<br />
  11. 11. Name the composer of the following piece.<br />Handel<br />Chopin<br />Bach<br />Beethoven<br />
  12. 12. This year three Kogod professors ____.<br />Retired<br />Became LEED certified<br />Were cited by Forbes in their “Best Business Schools” feature<br />0%<br />0%<br />0%<br />
  13. 13. Did you know?<br />The Center for Teaching, Research and Learning and EcoSense offers a Green Teaching Certificate for AU professors.<br />Interested? Learn more at<br />
  14. 14. The title of this sculpture on exhibit in the Katzen Arts Center is:<br />Wiggle Wright<br />Sitting Pretty<br />Great Granny Rietveld<br />0%<br />0%<br />0%<br />
  15. 15. Additional TurningTechnologies<br />TurningPoint Anywhere<br />Add a poll to websurfing or spreadsheets<br />ResponseWare<br />Students can respond from Smart phones, iPhones, ipod Touch, laptops<br />
  16. 16. Interested in using clickers in your classroom?<br />For more information visit<br />Email:<br />Call Teaching and Learning Resources at <br />(202) 885-3904<br />