http://japrobert.weebly.com/

I created a site which provides general background information concerning Student Response Systems. I had no idea there were so many different systems available. I have included links to various manufacturers for additional information for those who are interested. I had intended to provide audio for the bullet points but audio is not included with the free service provided by Weebly. -Jeff Probert
Jeff, I love that image on the homepage. For some reason it cracks me up; the students look so intense. But seriously, I found this information to be helpful. I have not used student response systems but have heard other teachers talk about how much fun they are. I like being able to see a logical presentation of the advantages and disadvantages. -- Sheryl
I wonder what the rationale is behind saying it promotes group interaction and communication skills. It's point and click - no? How does it promote group interaction and communication skills? -- Biljana
Biljana, the literature I read recommended constructing qualitative and open ended questions. Students would work in small groups to discuss the answer prior to inputing their response. Several of the systems have elaborate keypads which allow students to text their responses as well as screens for students to receive feedback . Other ways to promote communication skills and group interaction included discussion of bar graphs of students responses. As confidence is built through anomynous participation of keypad responses, students will lose their inhibition of participating verbally in group discussions and question and answer sessions. - Jeff
Hm... Interesting. Thanks for your reply! -- Biljana
Jeff,
I enjoyed your presentation on the clicker. It is clearly written and has great graphics
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I like how you include the history section, also.
~Jennifer Tingen

Jeff,
I thought it was interesting that the "clickers" had a military connection. It's interesting to look at where these things came from. I remembered from Dr. Lee's class that you were a history buff. I learned a lot from your comments then. I'm glad your in this class too. Hey and you don't have to drive anywhere!