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Make Clickers Work for You: Pedagogy for Student Engagement


Date: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Time: 4:00pm ET / 1:00pm PT
Duration: One hour

Clickers can increase student engagement by going beyond simple quizzes.  Learn to write good questions, promote student discussion, and see research results on best practices. 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 my high school, I have transformed my classrooms by using clickers to promote peer instruction and personally written many of the questions I use. I’ll show research results on the most effective use of clickers, and discuss common challenges. In particular, I’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.

During the webinar, we will:

  • articulate several (3-5) reasons why clicker technology can aid in student engagement
  • articulate the 6 steps of using clickers effectively:  Writing learning goals, writing and asking a clicker question, encouraging peer discussion, requiring students to vote, facilitating whole class discussion, and using the information from this formative assessment to improve teaching.
  • explain that clickers, when used with peer instruction, promote interactive engagement, which has been shown by several studies to improve student learning.
  • articulate at least three practices that differentiate poor use of clickers from better use of clickers
  • articulate at least three “best practices” in each of the following areas: writing effective clicker questions, facilitating peer discussion, and facilitating whole class discussion

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  1. jrountree01

    May 2, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Hey I was planning on attending this webinar today but something has come up and I will not be able to attend. Is there any way to get copies of the presentation? or a recording of it to view later?
    Thanks for your help!
    Jennifer Rountree

    • Victoria Chapa

      May 3, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Hi Jennifer– We will be posting the recorded archive soon, so you will be able to see what you missed.


    June 30, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Are the handouts mentioned in the recording only for those that attended because I don’t see any links here to click on.?

  3. gsmith6973

    June 30, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    I watched the recorded seminar. How do I receive the additional handouts?