Classroom response systems ("clickers") are technologies that enable teachers to rapidly collect and analyze student responses to multiple-choice questions during class. Although clickers can be used to ask students the kinds of multiple-choice questions you might put on a test, other kinds of questions can often promote deeper learning.
In this talk, we'll explore ways to craft clicker questions that help students to engage more meaningfully with course content, including questions designed to address student misconceptions, surface student opinions and experiences, and foster critical thinking skills. We'll also discuss strategies for leading class discussions using clicker questions that frame and motivate those discussions.
Dr. Derek Bruff, noted author of Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments, led this session.