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Resources for Effective Teaching

Topic:  Teaching With Clickers

For iClicker technical support, please contact iClicker at support@iclicker.com or 866-209-5698

General information
Classroom response systems, better known as “clickers”, are personal radio-frequency transmitters used to assess student understanding or poll points of view in real time during class. UNM’s preferred clicker vendor is iClicker. Students purchase iClicker transmitters (new or used) at the UNM Bookstore. Teachers receive instructor kits from Media Technology Services in Woodward Hall. OSET provides guidance on pedagogy of clicker use and some technical support.

Links to OSET Resource Pages:

Teaching with Clickers: A 2-page PDF document introduces you to instructional strategies.

How to Use Clickers at UNM-Albuquerque: This 2-page PDF describes how to obtain and get started with Clickers for your class.

Using iClicker Without Using PowerPoint: A 1-page PDF document describes how to use iClicker with any computer program or without projecting any images or text.

How to Make an iClicker Roster File from LoboWeb:  A 2-page PDF file shows you how to make iClicker roster files from your LoboWeb class list. Do not use these instructions if you wish to display iClicker scores in your Blackboard Learn Grade Center (see the next link instead!)

How do I Import iClicker Grades into the Blackboard Learn Grade Center: This PDF document, from iClicker, explains how to integrate Learn and iClicker by building your iClicker roster file from your Learn roster and then uploading scores from the iClicker iGrader to the Learn Grade Center

How do I help a student find their iClicker ID number

UNM iClicker User Bulletins: This file includes information bulletins that are periodically sent to UNM iClicker users with information about product upgrades and options and other iClicker news.

Multiple Uses of Clickers Integrated into a Learning Activity Sequence: - This link takes you to the 2011 Success in the Classroom presentation abstracts. From there you can scroll down to page 14 to find a one page abstract discussing the use of clickers in combination with the learning activity sequence; Aurora Pun, University of New Mexico.

Workshops Related to this Topic (check the OSET events calendar for upcoming offerings):

Teaching with Clickers: A Workshop for Implementing the Best Learning Opportunities with Classroom Response Systems

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FacNet Resources – UNM faculty who are happy to help in this area:
UNM faculty have volunteered to offer one-on-one advice about teaching with clickers and will welcome you to watch them teach with clickers in their classrooms.  Contact OSET and we will make arrangements for you to meet.

Click here if you would like to volunteer your expertise to colleagues by joining FacNet.


Links to Useful Resources Outside UNM:
iClicker: The iClicker website includes online assistance, user guides, webinars, software downloads, and a variety of resources for teachers.

Classroom Response Systems (“Clickers”):  An exhaustive online guide to teaching with clickers, including bibliography, video, and link to a blog; Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University.

Clicker Resources: Guide for science teaching with clickers (including the popular peer-instruction method), including videos; University of British Columbia (Carl Wieman Science Initiative).

Audience Response Systems: Video case studies from Merlot ELIXIR.

Multiple-Choice Questions You Wouldn’t Put on a Test: Promoting Deep Learning Using Clickers: Learn how to engage your students in class by writing the right questions; Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University.