A clicker is a classroom response system (CRS) that allows students to answer or vote on a question with a hand-held device (much like polling the audience on the Who Wants to be a Millionaire gameshow). Some clickers allow for alphanumeric entry, but most are geared toward multiple-choice questions. Infusing a lecture with clicker questions not only improves student engagement, but provides opportunities for real-time assessment. The instructor can identify and discuss common misconceptions and mistakes, and students can get find out whether or not they truly understand the topic.
ClickerQuestions.com can facilitate the use of clickers by serving as a free repository for clicker questions. Each question is available as an image file that can be copied and pasted into a PowerPoint presentation or simply printed onto an overhead transparency for use in your classes. The clicker questions are categorized by discipline (General, Organic, etc.) and then further organized by topic.
The clicker questions at ClickerQuestions.com have been submitted by faculty members who use clickers in their classes. The name of the contributor, along with an email link, is listed next to each question. Faculty are encouraged to submit their own questions to the database; new disciplines and question categories will be continuously added as the question bank grows. By sharing our resources in this fashion, we can make it easier for faculty who want to try using clickers but are concerned about the time needed to develop appropriate clicker questions. Clickerquestions.com also provides fresh material and new ideas to those faculty who are already using clickers in their classes. To get registered as a contributor, please contact the ClickerQuestions.com administrator, Laurie Starkey (email@example.com). You will be issued a password that will give you access to the clicker question database.
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