Praise for Teaching with Classroom Response Systems
"No other available resource on teaching with clickers rivals Bruff′s amazingly thorough treatment. Not only does he explain the many ways instructors can use them to enhance student engagement and learning, he also provides invaluable advice on writing productive multiple–choice questions (many samples provided), responding to different clicker results, and balancing clicker use with content coverage."
LINDA B. NILSON, director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University, and author, Teaching at Its Best and The Graphic Syllabus and the Outcomes Map
1. Engaging Students with Clickers.
Generating Classwide Discussions.
Generating Small–Group Discussions.
Creating Times for Telling.
Structuring Class Time.
Making Class More Fun.
2. Assessing Students with Clickers.
Uncovering Student Learning.
Evaluating Student Learning.
3. A Taxonomy of Clicker Questions.
4. Teaching Choices.
Use of Class Time.
Student Response, Participation, and Grading.
5. Technical and Logistical Choices.
Vendor Selection and Adoption.
Supporting and Promoting the Use of Clickers.
6. Why Use Clickers?
Increased Student Participation.
Increased Student Engagement.
Frequent Feedback on Student Learning.
Bruff supplements his points on engagement and assessment with a classified array of clicker questions for a variety of teaching contexts. He also provides helpful advice on teaching choices with response systems: when to grade clicker questions, how to use them for summative assessment, and how to address cheating and lack of participation. He provides additional helpful suggestions on dealing with logistical issues such as system choice and troubleshooting. Throughout, the reader benefits from the copious examples gleaned from teachers.
This book convincingly demonstrates that clicker technology allows teachers and students to adapt quickly to emerging learning needs .Bruff s work is an enthusiastic, accessible, and detailed introduction for all educators interested in this popular educational technology tool.
NACADA Journal, Issue 30(1) (Spring 2010)