Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A new book on teaching with "clickers."

You know them, you love them.  That's right, friends - it's the "ShamWow" of the contemporary classroom:  Clickers.  Well, Jossey-Bass has just published what may be the first book for teachers on how to make the best use of these little miracles of effective pedagogy.  It's called "Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments" by Derek Bruff, the assistant director of Vanderbilt University's Center for Teaching.  While you're waiting for your review copy to arrive from the publisher, you can read an interview with the author from Inside Higher Ed right here.  And you can watch a video demonstration of clickers here.

Hat tip to Inside Higher Ed. 

I am the scholarship dude.



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Clickers are fantastic. It's amazing that just putting a little electronic device in the hands of our students can do to snap them to attention. And preparing the slides on which you ask questions is no more difficult than preparing any PowerPoint presentation.

Posted by: Peter | Feb 24, 2009 3:06:47 PM

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