The Productive Scholar: Clickers: What are they, how can I use them?

Topic: Clickers: What are they, how can I use them?
Speakers: Janet Temos and Jesse Saunders

Time: Thursday, November 7, 12noon – 1pm
Location: HRC Classroom, Room 012, Lower Level, East Pyne

Large class? Never know precisely how well your students understand what you’ve just explained? Need to break the ice and liven things up a bit? Want to conduct a quick review of points already covered so you can move on to new topics?

Why not try clickers?

Clickers are the common name for student response systems,. They collect anonymous (or assessed) feedback from students in real time. Results can be displayed as polling occurs, or hidden for later auto-grading.

The i>clicker systems are available to faculty for loan, or purchase. New building blocks make integration with Blackboard easy. Learn how to use clickers, and where you can borrow them in this session.

Speaker Bios:
Jessie Saunders is Technical Support Specialist in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Janet Temos is the Director of the Educational Technologies Center, McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton. A member of Princeton’s undergraduate class of 1982, she received her Ph.D. from the Department of Art and Archeology at Princeton in 2001. Janet has been working in the field of Educational Technology for the past 20 years. She has been the proud owner of various personal computers for nearly 30 continuous years, and loves word processing and image editing software. She is a longtime PC native, but is also fluent in Mac.

The ETC provides instruction and training in all aspects of educational technologies for the campus community. We provide talks and training on demand, and each staff member holds regular office hours for consultations.