Category Archives: classroom response systems

A2L is back

Assessing-to-Learn (A2L) was a web site full of physics questions for clicker (classroom response system) teaching, created by my group at UMass while I was there. It’s been unavailable since sometime this spring, when the old server it was on … Continue reading

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clicker resources posted

At Stephanie Chasteen‘s urging, I’ve posted a collection of my various writings about using clickers effectively to my web site. Beware: Some are more polished than others, and some are a little frayed around the edges. I hope you find … Continue reading

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AAPT Talk

A quick note: Last week I gave an invited talk at the AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) summer conference, entitled “Key factors in teachers’ success or failure adopting clicker pedagogy.” The somewhat self-explanatory prezi that went with the talk … Continue reading

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the best clicker question I used last term

Context: a “conceptual physics” course with 50+ students enrolled, and 40-45 in attendance any given day. (I don’t take attendance in any way, and offer no credit of any kind for clicker question responses. I do not want to frame … Continue reading

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the dangers of formative assessment without agility

Within a teaching context, formative assessment means gathering data about what students do and don’t get, how they’re thinking, etc. for the purpose of guiding ongoing teaching and learning. It’s assessment to improve learning, not to evaluate it. An implication … Continue reading

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