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  • What we’re doing today:I’ll speak quickly on choosing, because we’ve all chosen iClicker, right? So today I’ll focus mostly on the process we’ve developed to grow, support, and sustain the use of clickers.
  • Our goal was to research clicker systems and recommend one as the university standard.
  • We developed a list of desirable clicker system attributes and capabilities, and agreed that the following were most important:Ease of use (class preparation, use in the classroom, data analysis, and student registration)Easy integration with the campus course management system (Blackboard)Cross-platform functionality (i.e., PC and Macintosh)No need to learn other softwareEquipment Durability
  • The Cycle:FOR FALL SEMESTER, the start of the Academic Year:MARCH-APRIL:Invite new faculty users to Introduction to Clickers session FOR USE THE FOLLOWING FALL. 1.5 hours. - Show email inviteFind out who of experienced users will be using them in the fall semester: Who, Where, When (signal frequency concerns); Remind them to ask for an enhanced classroom, to order clickers from the bookstore. Create DOODLE: Determine Intro time(s). Make sure everyone who is interested will have opportunity to come.
  • The Cycle:FOR FALL SEMESTER, the start of the Academic Year:MARCH-APRIL:Invite new faculty users to Introduction to Clickers session FOR USE THE FOLLOWING FALL. 1.5 hours. - Show email inviteFind out who of experienced users will be using them in the fall semester: Who, Where, When (signal frequency concerns); Remind them to ask for an enhanced classroom, to order clickers from the bookstore. Create DOODLE: Determine Intro time(s). Make sure everyone who is interested will have opportunity to come.
  • The Cycle:FOR FALL SEMESTER, the start of the Academic Year:Mid-to-late August: TRAINING for Fall Semester -invite experienced faculty if they want a refresher or to update to new software.
  • The Cycle:FOR FALL SEMESTER, the start of the Academic Year:First few weeks: Help faculty register students in classes.Shpiel (Pp) for students in classes. OR, leave them alone.During this time, there is a huge need for helping with the Roster file and getting it right. Also, discover frequency signal problems and help with frequency changes when needed.
  • October or so, generally, a hiatus…
  • The Cycle:FOR FALL SEMESTER, the start of the Academic Year:MARCH-APRIL:Invite new faculty users to Introduction to Clickers session FOR USE THE FOLLOWING FALL. 1.5 hours. - Show email inviteFind out who of experienced users will be using them in the fall semester: Who, Where, When (signal frequency concerns); Remind them to ask for an enhanced classroom, to order clickers from the bookstore. Create DOODLE: Determine Intro time(s). Make sure everyone who is interested will have opportunity to come.
  • The Cycle:FOR FALL SEMESTER, the start of the Academic Year:MARCH-APRIL:Invite new faculty users to Introduction to Clickers session FOR USE THE FOLLOWING FALL. 1.5 hours. - Show email inviteFind out who of experienced users will be using them in the fall semester: Who, Where, When (signal frequency concerns); Remind them to ask for an enhanced classroom, to order clickers from the bookstore. Create DOODLE: Determine Intro time(s). Make sure everyone who is interested will have opportunity to come.
  • The Cycle:FOR FALL SEMESTER, the start of the Academic Year:Mid-to-late August: TRAINING for Fall Semester -invite experienced faculty if they want a refresher or to update to new software.
  • The Cycle:FOR FALL SEMESTER, the start of the Academic Year:First few weeks: Help faculty register students in classes.Shpiel for students in classes. OR, leave them alone.During this time, there is a huge need for helping with the Roster file and getting it right. Also, discover frequency signal problems and help with frequency changes when needed.
  • October or so, generally, a hiatus…
  • Mandatory, 1.5 hoursSet at a time(s) when everyone interested can attendI create a Pp and use it to show various iClicker functions. Start the session with it:I start the session with a POLL!: Are you here? And AJCU questions. To hook them in. THEN, I tell them what we’re going to do today:- This is an INTRODUCTORY session. You will find out what the iClicker student response system is, how it works, why it’s used, how you would use it in class, and how you would grade with it. MOST IMPORTANTLY: YOU WILL DECIDE WHETHER YOU WANT TO USE IT OR NOT. 
  • I DEFINE IT.:Clickers; Student Response Systems; Audience Response Systems“Who Wants to be a Millionaire”; “Slumdog Millionaire” Describe use at Loyola: depts. using it, profs and students’ observations and how they use it. Quote professors:-the clickers “wake up the class”-teacher knows that when the students give a decisively correct answer, he can move on to another topic. -A professor uses them for a short quiz at the beginning of each class which covers material from the last lecture or two. Quizzes can also be used to spur class discussion.-another prof sometimes puts up a question and then lets the students talk to their neighbors prior to answering it (1-2 minutes).  Share data:- The students have expressed liking the fact thatall students participateDATA/impressions from STUDENTS: 131 students, Dec. 2010Brief surveyDo the clickers help you learn the material: YES: 76%; No 24%They don’t like paying for them.THE STUDENTS WITH THE MOST POSITIVE EXPERIENCES WERE IN CLASSES WITH PROFESSORS WHO HAD THE MOST POSITIVE EXPERIENCES.These are merely a pedagogical tool. It takes YOUR time and effort to make them useful.I emphasize this. That it’s merely a tool and THEY have to make it work. THEY have to WANT to use it. 2 ways to use the system: either Per-Event, or, the Complete System.I describe suitcase system, what it can and cannot do. you can collect group data about how the students answer the questions, and show results to the students, you can’t get individual student data. Therefore, you can’t use this for attendance, or tests or quizzes.Then, I describe COMPLETE system: students buy clickers; for quizzes, grading.If you decide to use the complete system, or already know you want to do so:You’ll attend a 2 hour training session with meContact the bookstore toORDER CLICKERS IMMEDIATELY for your students.I will work with registrar helping you get assigned to an enhanced classroom with a computer in it. So, at the end of today’s session, you’ll know what you’d like to do, and you’ll let me know.  I explain and show the hardware involved. Base unit, flash drive (software), computer, clickers. Review costs. Talk about webclicker. USING ICLICKER IN CLASS:My Instructor Intro PpI Use Pp to show various iClicker functions.YOU CAN USE ANY APP WITH ICLICKER. It takes screen shots. Using voting grid on/offHistogram ON or OFFAnonymous pollingQ on the fly -I point out YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE ANYTHING ON THE SCREEN TO DO A POLL! You can do it verbally or on the whiteboard. There will not be screen/image capture; but, you may remember the Q, and it’s good for spontaneous questions.BRIEFLY, SHOW SETTINGS, esp. scoring (save this primarily for training)
  • IGRADER: -Go through all aspects: General data; drill down to student data; HTML reports.-Talk about Bb integration: iGrader and GradeBook. iClicker can import your student roster from BlackboardiClicker can export your students’ data to be imported into Blackboard’s gradebook. REGISTRATION: DEMO Roll Call Registration; then go back to iGrader and show how their names replace the alpha numeric code.Pre-Intro: I create a roster file with the participants. That way, I can demo the registration process using their names. THE RESOURCES: Go to iClicker Website:-Downloads: software-Support: user guides, FAQs for instructors AND for STUDENTS-User Community If they choose to jump in to using complete system, then I add that prof to the Excel spreadsheet. Get their name, class(es), classroom. TELL THEM TO CONTACT BOOKSTORE TO ORDER STUDENT CLICKERS FOR STUDENTS TO BUY. I also send their name to Michael Rachal.
  • WHO’S JUMPING IN???If they choose to jump in to using complete system, then I add that prof to the Excel spreadsheet. Get their name, class(es), classroom. TELL THEM TO CONTACT BOOKSTORE TO ORDER STUDENT CLICKERS FOR STUDENTS TO BUY. I also send their name to Michael Rachal.
  • THE TRAINING:Beforehand… I create roster file I create Pp (different than the intro Pp) Give out:Instructor kits: base unit, USB cable, blue clicker, customized thumbdrive (I’ll go over later what is in the thumbdrive). They keep these. (At the end of the session, I loan additional clickers for anyone who wants to practice.)Handouts:QuickStart for Windows or QuickStart for Mac Instructor Homework and SuggestionsReview Basics: costs, etc.
  • Go thru HARDWARE SETUP. I have them set up the equipment and then create a class (or two)… the actual classes that they will be using clickers in.Go through settings and preferences.Instructor clicker info: have them type theirs in.I cover this as if we don’t have BlackBoard. Then later I explain how iClicker integrates with Bb.Frequency settings: I explain what and why and how. I use a slide that I give them on their flashdrive. (show slide)Scoring and Participation Points 
  • REGISTRATION (Registering the students’ clickers):DEFINE: associating each student with their unique clicker via the bar code# on the back.Demonstrate 3 ways to register (roll call, manual, website)Register using iClicker, not Bb.How to create the roster.txt file. Have them create a dummy file and place it in their class folder.IGRADER (Grading the students’ responses); ReportsGO THROUGH SYNCHRONIZATION INSTRUCTIONS: MUST HAVE THEM VOTE FIRST and then synchronize in iGrader. iClicker /Blackboard integration-BRIEF: I point them to document, and show Bb setting. 1) REGISTRATION: Use the Bb gradebook instead of the roster.txt. as the data list to register students in iClicker. You export the Bb gradebook to serve as the roster. NOTE: Only your ‘Bb students’ will be included. 2) Registration process is the same (3 possible options) 3) Can download/upload grades from iGrader into Bb.COMMUNICATIONS with STUDENTS - on flash driveIclicker flyerSyllabus notes THE RESOURCESThumbdrives- go through all that’s there iClicker website:Software and other downloads. Note the User Community tab. There’s a wealth of info there – best practices, FAQs, and more. 
  • -no website needed; iClicker has what’s needed on theirs
  • SBrower.choosing growingsustainingiclickers

    1. 1. Susan BrowerMedia Services CoordinatorLoyola University New Orleansbrower@loyno.edu504.864.7112
    2. 2.  ChoosingGrowingTrainingSupportingSustainingCommunicating
    3. 3. •Easy to use•Integration with LMS•Platform-independent•Software-independent•Equipment durability
    4. 4. Introduce...Train...Deploy...Support...Introduce...Train…Deploy…Support…Introduce…Train…Deploy…Support…Introduce…Train…Deploy…Support…Introduce…Train…Deploy…Support…Introduce…Train
    5. 5. FOR FALL SEMESTER:~April: • Open invitation to new users to attend “Introduction to Clickers”
    6. 6. FOR FALL SEMESTER:April, May June, July, August: • Remind experienced users to: Order clickers at bookstore Get enhanced classroom Communicate with me
    7. 7. FOR FALL SEMESTER:Just before the semester begins: Training for new users
    8. 8. First weeks of FALL SEMESTER: • Help with student registration • Visit classes • Fix problems Roster file Classroom signal frequency
    9. 9. Mid-FALL SEMESTER…
    10. 10. FOR WINTER SEMESTER:~November: • Open invitation to new users to attend “Introduction to Clickers”
    11. 11. FOR WINTER SEMESTER:October, November, December: • Remind experienced users to: Order clickers at bookstore Get enhanced classroom Communicate with me
    12. 12. FOR WINTER SEMESTER:Just before the semester begins: Training for new users
    13. 13. First weeks of WINTER SEMESTER: • Help with student registration • Visit classes • Fix problems Roster file Classroom signal frequency
    14. 14. Mid-WINTER SEMESTER:
    15. 15. FOR FALL SEMESTER:~April: • Open invitation to new users to attend “Introduction to Clickers”
    16. 16. •Mandatory, 1.5 hours•Schedule for EVERYONE interested.•Start with a poll!•What, how, why, & whether clickers•GOAL: DECIDE TODAY if and how.
    17. 17. • Define• Describe uses at Loyola• Share Loyola data• Explain 2 ways to use system• Demonstrateiclicker.
    18. 18. • Demonstrate iGrader Roster file• Roll Call Registration• Resources
    19. 19. •Mandatory, 2 hours•Schedulefor ALL new users; inviteexperienced•Prep with roster file, new Pp•Hardware, software, handouts•Review basics from Intro
    20. 20. • Hardware Setup Create class(es)• Settings & Preferences Instructor clicker Frequency settings Scoring• Polling in class, functions
    21. 21. • Create class(es)• Settings & Preferences Instructor clicker Frequency settings Scoring
    22. 22. • REGISTRATION• iGrader• Bb integration• Communicating with students• Resources
    23. 23. Keep the momentum going…•Keep Bb updated•Keep faculty user list ready•Forward iClicker emails•Set up meetings with faculty usersto share experiences•Assess faculty, students
    24. 24. Keep the momentum going…•Invite faculty to try suitcase•Keep up to date with tech•Work with the bookstore•Keep a log, lessons learned•Have faculty share with faculty•Communicatecommunicatecommunicatecommunicatecommunic

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