Make Clickers Work For You: A powerful tool for instruction and formative assessment in K12 classrooms
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
6:30 PM EST
We’ll show you how classroom response systems (“clickers”) offer a powerful way to increase student engagement by going beyond simple quizzes. Challenging conceptual questions provide an opportunity for peer instruction as students discuss answers with their classmates, giving teachers a chance to hear student ideas and misconceptions by listening to their conversations. The real-time histogram of students responses to these multiple-choice questions also provide instant feedback to both teachers and students as to the precise level of student understanding on that particular topic. Clicker questions can also be posed before and after instruction, giving quantitative information about the effectiveness of a variety of types of instruction. We’ll share ideas for question writing, give you practice to write your own questions and receive feedback, and provide a wealth of tips for facilitating class discussion and getting students to buy in to this teaching technique.