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Clickers in the classroom


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A session designed to allow staff at the University of Winchester to see the possibility of Clickers (more formally known as Personal Response Systems) in the classroom.

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Clickers in the classroom

  1. 1. “ WHO WANTS TO BE A TUTOR?” USING CLICKERS IN THE CLASSROOM 14 th September 2010 Dr Bex Lewis
  2. 2. Personal Response Systems (Clickers)
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Display Area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delete / Back Space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Return Key </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On / Off </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Response Area </li></ul></ul>7. True <ul><ul><li>False </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. When indicated slide the On/ Off(2) switch to on and wait for approximately 10 seconds. Input the join code letter given on the yellow banner above the presentation (shown below), using the letters in the Response Area (5) and push the Return Key (3) when you see your class name.
  5. 5. Instructions (for students) <ul><li>After the Lecturer starts the first question you may input your answer using the Response Area (5), use the Return Key (3) to submit your answer or the Delete/ Back Space key (4) to change your answer. </li></ul><ul><li>You will receive a confirmation or a correct/ incorrect message. </li></ul><ul><li>Your Lecturer will tell you if you may guess again. </li></ul><ul><li>After the first question has finished you may use the Delete/ Backspace (4) key to reset the screen or the screen will reset as you input the answer for the next question. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>After 60 Seconds the PRS Clicker will sleep , to wake the clicker push any key and continue as normal. </li></ul><ul><li>To input word answers, start with a letter key then use the arrow keys to scroll through the alphabet to desired letter, to move to next letter press another letter key, when finished press Return (3) to submit answer. </li></ul>
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  7. 7. Staff: Please Note <ul><li>You will need to borrow the Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop held in the LTDU office, as this is the only machine that holds the software. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software can also be downloaded from: . Look for Interwrite PRS ® </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The LTDU also holds 80 + Personal Response Clicker handsets (as pictured in previous slides). </li></ul><ul><li>We check the batteries regularly, but please do bring any issues to our attention on return </li></ul><ul><li>Please email [email_address] to book. </li></ul>
  8. 8. DISCUSS BEFOREHAND <ul><li>PROS </li></ul><ul><li>CONS </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>What do you think of each type of question as you interact with it? </li></ul>OK, Let’s Have a Go!
  10. 10. <ul><li>Which Faculty are you in? </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty of Education, Health & Social Care </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty of Business, Law and Sport </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty of Arts </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>How many staff are in your Faculty or Department? </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Which of these is not a pub in Winchester? </li></ul><ul><li>The Old Vine </li></ul><ul><li>The King Arthur </li></ul><ul><li>The Wykeham Arms </li></ul><ul><li>The King Alfred </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Which of the following are part of the University of Winchester’s Mission & Values? [Multiple Answers] </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Spirituality </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Spontaneity </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Jane Austen is buried in Winchester Cathedral </li></ul><ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
  15. 15. TL TR LL LR
  16. 16. <ul><li>Where’s Wally? </li></ul><ul><li>Top Left </li></ul><ul><li>Top Right </li></ul><ul><li>Lower Left </li></ul><ul><li>Lower Right </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Tony Blair is currently Prime Minister </li></ul><ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Please write your name into the clicker </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>What did you think of the software? </li></ul><ul><li>Awesome </li></ul><ul><li>Good </li></ul><ul><li>OK </li></ul><ul><li>Waste of Time </li></ul>
  20. 20. Setting up the PowerPoint <ul><li>Ensure that you leave the title space clear, as you need to allow space for: </li></ul><ul><li>Send your PowerPoint [email_address] , with as much advance notice as possible, identifying the correct answers! We have an Education Assistant who can set up the PowerPoint prior to the class, and hopefully attend the class. </li></ul><ul><li>Optionally, see the next slide for a list of instructions, and have a go at setting it up yourself. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Documents Available <ul><li>How to use the Interwrite Clickers </li></ul><ul><li>Student Helpsheet </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturer Helpsheet </li></ul><ul><li>Using Clickers for Testing Students </li></ul><ul><li>Record responses from individual students </li></ul><ul><li>Export to Excel </li></ul>
  22. 22. In the Session <ul><li>Choose the time interval you will allow for questions by using +/-. </li></ul><ul><li>Where you see [0] is where you will see how many responses you have had, so chivvy the students along. </li></ul>
  23. 23. DISCUSS AFTER <ul><li>PROS </li></ul><ul><li>CONS </li></ul>
  24. 24. Further Information <ul><li>Learning Network: </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook: </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>