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Best Practices for Using Response Systems

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Vanderbilt Center for Teaching: "Teaching with a CRS" web site: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/cft/resources/teaching_resources/technology/crs.htm     Has good information as well as links to other sites.



  Links are mostly to Google Book Search where you can view the Table of Contents, typically many pages in the book, and order the book on Amazon, etc.

  1. Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments by Derek Bruff
  2. "Using Clickers in the Classroom" by Douglas Duncan
  3. "Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works", Pritter et al, Pages 45-49 are on using response systems
  4. Audience Response Systems in Higher Education: Applications and Cases



  1. Facilitating peer instruction
  2. Formative assessment with on the fly questions
  3. Reviewing
  4. Testing


By subject


  1. Resources for Classroom Voting in Mathematics

  2. Cornell University Mathematics Department's GoodQuestions Project: http://www.math.cornell.edu/~GoodQuestions/.  "The Cornell University Mathematics Department's GoodQuestions Project has developed and made available a set of multiple-choice GoodQuestions, checks of student understanding for use with a CRS during introductory calculus classes. (Description taken from Vanderbilt's Center for Teaching - Above).
  3. Great paper: "Asking good questions in the mathematics classroom" by Maria Terrell, Cornell University "



Astronomy, Physics, etc:

Duncan, D. "Clickers in the Classroom: How to Enhance Science Teaching Using Classroom Response Systems." (72 pages, about $15 with shipping from Pearson). Duncan "describes his experience using a CRS in his astronomy classes and provides advice for teachers interested in using CRSs [Classroom Response Systems] in their classes."  Highly recommended for all educators including K-12 teachers & administrators.  Duncan's web site

Biology, etc:

"Dee Silverthorn of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin uses a CRS in her upper level vertebrate physiology class. [Dr. Silverthorn has created a] series of well-produced QuickTime videos in which Professor Silverthorn describes her experiences with a CRS. The videos [here] also show a CRS in action."   (Description taken from Vanderbilt's Center for Teaching - Above). 


Read Mazur and Hake's papers on Peer Instruction in physics and their long work with SRS.


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