Using response clickers (also known as Classroom Response Systems) in the classroom allows you to get immediate feedback on student comprehension of material and promote active learning among your students. Polls can include Yes/No statements, multiple choice questions, even ranking a list of items. Common uses include example problems, concept comprehension checks, and polls on student confidence with the material.
TurningPoint clickers are the most commonly used at Emmanuel. The software integrates with PowerPoint, and students can purchase clickers from the campus bookstore. ATIG can help you obtain an RF receiver and the TurningPoint software and answer any questions you have about using the system.
A free alternative to TurningPoint is PollEverywhere.com. This site allows you to create an unlimited number of polls with up to 40 responses accepted per poll. Students submit their responses as text messages, or they can log into the PollEverywhere.com website.
More information on using clickers in the classroom:
- Clickers in the Classroom: An Active Learning Approach, Martyn M. http://educationgroup.mit.edu/HHMIEducationGroup/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Clickers.pdf
- Clickers in the Large Classroom: Current Research and Best-Practice Tips, Caldwell J. http://w.lifescied.org/content/6/1/9.full