Clickers, Projector, Microphone, Audio Recorder.
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Clickers - Use
A classroom response system (sometimes called a personal response system, student response system, or audience response system) is a set of hardware and software that facilitates teaching activities such as the following.
- A teacher poses a multiple-choice question to his or her studentsvia an overhead or computer projector.
- Each student submits an answer to the question using a handheld transmitter (a “clicker”) that beams a radio-frequency signal to a receiver attached to the teacher’s computer.
- Software on the teacher’s computer collects the students’ answers and produces a bar chart showing how many students chose each of the answer choices.
- The teacher makes “on the fly” instructional choices in response to the bar chart by, for example, leading students in a discussion of the merits of each answer choice or asking students to discuss the question in small groups.