The following resources will help you enhance your understanding and use of student response systems (aka "clickers"). While some of these resources are generic to all student response systems, others are specific to the i>clicker brand that Ball State University supports.
Technical Help for i>clicker
- Importing your class rosters from Web Gradebook /Blackboard
- Moving grades from iGrader into Web Gradebook / Blackboard
- Print documents to accompany these videos
- Importing rosters and moving grades—Web Gradebook
- Importing rosters and moving grades—Blackboard
- Password-protecting your i>clicker flash drive to secure student data (coming soon!)
Instructional Support Materials
Articles, Books, and Websites
Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments, by Derek Bruff. Jossey-Bass, 2009.
This book is a thorough study of teaching with clickers, with significant attention paid to writing effective clicker questions, as well as how to use those questioning techniques to engage students in active learning. OEE has a few copies of this book we can loan to Ball State faculty members.
i>clicker User Community
This page contains faculty case studies, best practices/tips, research, conference papers, and more. Some of the other resources below come from this site.
On the Use of Clickers at CU
Clicker videos from CUs Science Education Initiative
"Clickers in the Large Classroom: Current Research and Best Practice Tips," by Jane Caldwell. Life Sciences Education, Vol. 6, 2007.
"Designing Effective Questions for Classroom Response System Teaching," by Ian Beatty, et al. American Journal of Physics, January 2006.
Teaching with Classroom Response Systems
A collection of articles explaining clicker use in various disciplines
An excerpt from a video by Eric Mazur about clicker pedagogy