Use of clickers in small classes

As more instructors are trying clickers and peer instruction in their courses, I get more questions about how to use them in small classes. I’d like to share a few things I’ve learned through talking with faculty who teach courses…

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When a Digital Divide is a Human Deficit

With so many public and private sector technology resources increasingly funneled into our neediest schools and communities it is easy to believe that the digital divide has been reduced to a hairline crack in the educational landscape. Thanks in part…

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Motivate Students

Student motivation to engage with clicker questions

I’ve been doing a lot of reading in the educational psychology literature lately, to better understand what the learning sciences has to tell us about student motivation – and how that might relate to what we should do as instructors…

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Teaching Writing in Common Core

Teaching Writing in Common Core

While students typically learn to read and write in English Language Arts classes, they must be able to apply the acquired skills in all coursework in order to meet the Common Core State Standards and be college and career ready;…

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Why NOT to grade clicker questions for correctness

Why NOT to grade clicker questions for correctness

One thing that faculty really struggle with is whether or not, and how much, to give students credit for their clicker question answers. You want to give students some incentive to participate, but grading opens a whole can of worms.…

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