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The students’ reaction was very positive. At the end of the quarter, the students overwhelmingly responded positively on a survey asking about the clickers


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One of our most recent distinguished guest is Professor Eugene Nothnagel, Professor of Plant Physiology & Plant Physiologist, who discusses his experience using clickers in the classroom. Professor Nothnagel received the Academic Senate's Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of California for the 1999-2000 academic year and is a member of UCR's Academy of Distinquished Teachers. Click on the links below to see the discussion.

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Some Tips for Using Clickers:

  • Utilize the questions to revisit key points from reading & homework assignments, as well as lecture concepts.

  • Clarify the level of student understanding, for both the students’ and yourself, by asking questions about the lecture material just covered.

  • Encourage the students to discuss their answer with their neighbor, then ask the question again (this requires planning time in the lecture for discussion).

  • Emphasize key distinctions that you want students to remember by making answers that are similar to each other, with the exception of the distinction in question.

  • Survey the students for their opinions on various issues germane to the lecture topic, and use this to introduce the topic, or start discussion.

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