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 something useful, though. If you do — or if you beg to differ with something I’ve said — please drop me a line to let me know! Thanks.

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Physics professor... science education researcher and evangelist... foodie and occasionally-ambitious cook... avid traveler... outdoorsy type (hiking, camping, whitewater kayaking, teaching wilderness survival skills to high school students, etc.)... amateur photographer... computer programmer and amateur web designer... and WAAY too busy!
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5 Responses to clicker resources posted

  1. I can’t recommend the “TEFA notes” enough — these are really useful, well-written documents.

    Thanks for compiling these, Ian!

  2. AmoebaMike says:

    My college physics prof used a PRS system. Absolutely loved it. I’ve thought of ways to fund and use such a system in the k-12 setting.

    • Ian says:

      Hi, AmoebaMike. My research group and I have been working with middle- and high-school teachers for about five years now, providing clicker sets and then lots of professional development about using them effectively, overcoming problems, etc. Not much of that is publicly written up yet — we’re still analyzing and digesting — but overall, results are pretty good. One middle school was so sold on the approach, based on the experiences of three teachers participating in our project, that the principal has provided clicker sets for the whole school! (An impassioned presentation to the school committee by these teachers was instrumental.)

  3. Andy Dey says:


    Thanks for compiling all of this. I conducted a study on the efficacy of clickers in high school sciences classes for my doctoral dissertation at the University of Oregon. For what it is worth, you were cited several times when discussing the importance of posing high quality questions when using this technology. In the process of the study, I created a monster in that all teachers in multiple departments want to use them. Your site is a great resource for our teachers and I appreciate the continued effort.

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