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ERIC Number: ED532941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
Student Response Systems ("Clickers") in the Psychology Classroom: A Beginner's Guide
Kelly, Kiesa Getz
Society for the Teaching of Psychology
The purpose of this guide is to help lower barriers for instructors who are interested in using student response systems, or "clickers," but are intimidated by the technology or the time investment. This guide is a step-by-step overview of the process of adopting clickers based on the author's experiences as a professor who recently took the plunge. In order to continue to learn more after reviewing the basics presented in this document, the author suggests exploring the more advanced materials listed in Appendix A. The following is a list of the major steps that are detailed in subsequent sections of this guide: (1) Clicker uses; (2) Clickers or flash cards?; (3) Choosing a vendor and plan; (4) Learning the software; (5) Preparing students and the classroom; and (6) Developing best practices. Appended are: (1) Other Resources; and (2) Student Response System Vendors.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for the Teaching of Psychology