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Clickers in the Classroom
A Student Response System (clickers) is a tool that assists faculty in generating student engagement, quickly completing quizzes, in taking role, etc. The University of Colorado Denver supports i>clicker. Students purchase their clicker at the Auraria bookstore. Clickers should be ordered at the same time faculty place book orders. The i>clicker company provides a free reciever to faculty with classes with more than 100 enrolled students. The Center for Faculty Development has a small number of reciever units to loan on a semester-by-semester basis.
- Clicker Sets as Learning Objects Gerald Bergtrom, Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects
- Clicker Resource Guide: An Instructor’s Guide to the Effective Use of Personal Response Systems (Clickers) in Teaching
This comprehensive guide was prepared by the staff of the University of Colorado-Boulder Science Education Initiative and the University of British Columbia Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative. It contains a wealth of ideas and pedagogical FAQs. The guide is also available at http://www.cwsei.ubc.ca/resources/clickers.htm
- Tips for Successful "Clicker" Use
This great tool not only describes what to do to make the use of clickers in your classroom a success--it also describes what not to do. Written by Doug Duncan of the University of Colorado-Boulder after many years of clicker use at CU-Boulder, where over 17,000 clickers are in use today, it includes recommendations from members of the University of British Columbia Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative.
Why Blog? Joni Dunlap of UC-Denver leads this webcast about using a blog in your course