Using Phones for Interaction

Using Phones for Interaction

Some studies have shown that when listening to a lecture, most students prefer to be actively involved in the lecture using clickers rather than to passively listen (Perkins & Turpen, 2009; Li, 2020). Other studies have shown that student performance improves when students are actively engaged in the classroom (Reuell, 2019). In the past, student participation was facilitated with personally owned clicker devices. Now, nearly all students have a phone and a student’s phone can be used as clicker to support student interaction within a lecture.

Guiding Questions

  • What are the benefits of engaging students using a clicker?
  • What teaching strategies can be used with clickers?
  • What are the best practices for using clickers?
  • What applications are available to support using a phone as a clicker?
  • Where go can I go to learn about using phones as a clicker?

What's in this Handbook?

  • Why Use Phones as a Clicker?
  • Teaching Strategies Using Clickers
  • Crafting Clicker Questions
  • Best Practices for Using Clickers/li>
  • Pingo
  • Poll Everywhere
  • Socrative
  • Comparison of Free Plans
  • Additional Resources
  • References

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