clickers

Using clickers with experiments and demos

February 13, 2012

I wanted to point readers of the blog to a post that I did over at my other blogging gig, The Active Class, on using clickers with experiments and demos. From the blog post: Clickers are great ways to involve your class in what they’re learning.  I want to write about one type of clicker […]

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Free webinar on #clickers in K12 classrooms: Weds Feb 15th

February 5, 2012

I will be giving a webinar geared to K12 teachers next week, on Weds Feb 15th. See details below for registration. Make Clickers Work For You: A powerful tool for instruction and formative assessment in K12 classrooms Dr.Stephanie Chasteen Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:30 PM EST We’ll show you how classroom response systems (“clickers”) offer […]

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Clicker workshops at Berkeley: Writing questions and effective facilitation

February 5, 2012

I did a workshop at UC Berkeley last week on the effective use of clickers, co-sponsored by the Physics, Chemistry, and IT departments.  We did a two part series:  The first workshop was on writing effective clicker questions, and the second on effective facilitation of clickers in the classroom. The abstracts are below, and you […]

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Handouts for January 4th Webinar: Make Clickers Work for You

January 4, 2012

I’m giving a webinar today to what is shaping up to be a huge group (over 400 registrants, a record for me!)  This is my introduction to clickers and peer instruction talk, “Make Clickers Work for You“.  I also do workshops on writing clicker questions and effective facilitation techniques, but this webinar is my quick […]

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Free webinars on clickers — how to use them and how to teach about them

January 13, 2011

Hey, I just wanted readers to know about my two upcoming webinars on clicker use.  One is on how to teach faculty how to use clickers effectively — basically, some tips on effective professional development.  That’s coming up next Tuesday!  The second is a repeat of an earlier webinar — how to use clickers effectively.  […]

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Education technology posts at AAPT (#aaptsm10)

July 21, 2010

I’ve posted several items about educational technology from AAPT on my other blog, TheActiveClass.  You can see those here: Do students learn better with peer instruction?  Does it last? Common challenges in using clickers Effective use of technology in physics education

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Clickers — Another trendy technical gadget!?

April 4, 2010

I recently started blogging for The Active Class — a blog run by i>clicker, our local favorite brand of “clicker” or classroom response system. (Why do we like it?  It’s simpler and easier to use than most systems, so easy to get a bunch of different faculty on board with it.  And it has a […]

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Why clickers?

June 19, 2009

A good little post by Derek Bruff recently details his arguments why clickers are useful in college classrooms.  If you’re a skeptic, or trying to convince a skeptic, it’s worth checking out his post We’ve also got a video that shows many of these same points — here that is. Once again, here are a […]

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A good multiple choice clicker question…? Help!?

June 18, 2009

I’m giving a workshop on the use of clickers in K12 classrooms next week.  I need your help!  The research says that teachers focus too much on the surface features of “example” questions that you give them.  If they’re a science teacher, they tune out during a literature question.  If they’re a history teacher, the […]

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[Clickers in upper-division physics] 4. Tips for success

May 28, 2009

This is the last in a series of four posts about using clickers in upper division physics courses. We’ve conducted extensive research on what students think about clickers, in introductory and upper division physics (email me if you want links to our papers).  The survey of students who had used clickers in upper-division courses (across […]

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[Clickers in upper division physics] 3. The critics speak

May 27, 2009

This is part 3 of an ongoing set of posts about using clickers in upper division physics courses, as we’ve been doing at U. Colorado for several years. Arguments against using clickers in upper division We’ve heard plenty of arguments about why people don’t want to use clickers in the upper division. Here are a […]

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[Clickers in upper division physics] 2. What kinds of questions do we ask?

May 21, 2009

This is my second post in a series about using clickers in the upper division. A lot of people have trouble imagining what kinds of questions you might ask at the upper division. The challenge is to make them tough, but not too tough. You want students to have to think and argue about them, […]

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[Clickers in Upper Division Physics] 1. What does it look like?

May 19, 2009

I recently gave a talk at the AAPT about how we’re using clickers in upper division physics, and I keep meaning to include this as a post here! I wonder, should I submit this to The Physics Teacher, perhaps? First off, you can download my powerpoint, as well as the accompanying videos, here. There are […]

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Clickers in upper division physics. 1. What does it look like?

March 4, 2009

I recently gave a talk at the AAPT about how we’re using clickers in upper division physics, and I keep meaning to include this as a post here!  I wonder, should I submit this to The Physics Teacher, perhaps? First off, you can download my powerpoint, as well as the accompanying videos, here. There are […]

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Classroom Clickers and the Cost of Technology

February 11, 2009

There’s been a quite interesting (and sometimes vitriolic) exchange of ideas on the usefulness (and cost) of clickers in college classrooms, in which I recently took part.  A “clicker,” for those of you who haven’t heard of them yet, is just a little device which lets an instructor take a real-time poll of the class.  […]

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