Free webinar on effective use of clickers

by Stephanie Chasteen on December 26, 2011

I’m giving another free webinar that I’m giving on effective use of clickers in the college classroom (though most is applicable to K12).  This webinar is an introductory look at best practices in clicker use, based on research, including peer instruction.  Please share this widely — these webinars have been very popular.

 Make Clickers Work for You on Wednesday, January 4th, 1pm EST
Note that if you’re not available at the time that the webinar is offered, register to receive a link to the recording.

In this interactive webinar, we’ll explore tips and ideas for incorporating clickers into your particular class. Clickers offer a powerful way to increasing student engagement and improve learning. At the University of Colorado, we have transformed our classrooms by using clickers to promote peer instruction. We’ll show research results on the most effective use of clickers, and discuss common challenges. In particular, we’ll focus on the attributes of “great” clicker questions, discuss example questions, and share ideas on facilitating effective wrap-up discussions once all the votes are in.

See my other workshops, and the videos we’ve produced on clickers in the classroom.


Mark Hespenheide December 30, 2011 at 3:53 pm


You likely know this already, but if not, there are a couple of services out there that allow cell phone texting or internet-based responses in lieu of clickers, so that teachers without the clicker devices can still use the idea. Two of the services that are more common are “poll everywhere” and “Turning Technologies”.

I’ll be camping in the desert on the 4th, but I’ll look for a recording…

Stephanie Chasteen December 30, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Thanks, Mark — my webinars are actually technology-agnostic: You can use the pedagogy with colored cards or any voting system. I do like the electronic clickers for a variety of reasons, but not everybody has them.
Enjoy the desert…

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