Liz Tassel

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Welcome to our i>clicker
Demonstration!
Liz Tassell
Regional Technology Specialist
What does the “i” in “i>clicker” stand for?
idiot-proof
B. interactive
C. a Mac Product (i.e. iPod,
iPhone)
D. Illinois
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Created for educators, by educators…
Created by four
physicists at the
University of Illinois
• Focus on teaching
and learning not
technology
• Designed i>clicker to
be simple and reliable
• Now owned by
Macmillan
• i>clicker partners with
eight textbook
publishers
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What is a clicker?
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A student response system or clicker is an electronic
means for professors to pose questions and
electronically gather student responses
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What you’ll need
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Computer
Projector
Student Remote
Receiver
i>clicker software
How does i>clicker work?
Instructors pose
questions during
class
• Students use
i>clicker handheld
remotes to respond.
• Responses are then
transmitted to the
professor’s
computer and
automatically
graded.
• The professor can
display a graph of
the polling results.
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Intuitive
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Flexible and optional registration of
remotes—no join-in process
One receiver for any sized room
Open source, common API that can be
adapted or modified
Unique LCD display on base to preview
results
Mac and PC equally robust
Reliable
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Fastest system available—750 votes per
second
One receiver for any sized room
Reliable hardware--.0007% defective
rate
No software crashes, lost votes
No WiFi competition at 915 MHz
16 sub-frequencies
Simple: No installation
Receiver with flash drive
**Software can reside anywhere,
even on a server
Simple: The i>clicker remote
“Vote Status” Light:
– Green light = vote was
sent AND received.
– Red flashing light = need
to vote again.
Not sure you saw the light?
Just vote again.
Want to change your vote? You
can vote again as long as
the timer is still going.
Flexible
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Ask questions in any application
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PowerPoint, Word, Smart board, a publisher test
bank, a website, video footage…
No need to rewrite your questions in i>clicker
software.
Creating a question…
…almost as easy as asking one
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PowerPoint
Keynote
Word documents
Mathematica/Maple
Text Programs
Web Pages
Images
Chalkboard…yes, the chalkboard
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Option One: Online registration
Synchronizes easily with
i>grader via a SQL database
Minimal information required
National and local
registration options
Authentication tools, scripts,
and support for both options
Option Two: In-class and manual registration
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In-class, roll call registration
great for small classes
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Only need to do once
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Manual registration options
for individual student issues
In-Class
Option Three: i>clicker integrate
Seamless, one-click integration of data
between your campus CMS and i>clicker
• Students can register their remotes
directly within a campus CMS
(Blackboard, Angel, WebCT, and
Moodle).
• i>clicker integrate is comprised of:
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A plug-in (“Building Block”) your campus CMS
administrator installs to enable registration.
– A simple executable you use to synchronize
your i>clicker data with your CMS gradebook.
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Requires involvement from a campus
CMS administrator.
i>grader: viewing results and setting scores
•All data saved
easily to
exportable CSV
file
•Exportable in
one session or
multiple
sessions
•Formatted for
selected CMS
i>grader: easy session review
• Easy session
review and point
assignment
• Screen shot of
questions
available for
question review,
question
deletion, points
assignment
Html reports: Virtual Study Guide
• Term
summary
reports great
for student
review
• Student
summary
reports great
for struggling
students
•Easy to print
and post
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Accessibility and web>clicker
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Accessibility:
– California Law
– Electronic and Information
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Technology Accessibility
Standards (Section 508)
Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines 1.0
• Easy to use
• Integrates seamlessly
with i>clicker
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Flexibility for students
Service and Support
Technical Support:
• 1-866-209-5698 (9 am-11pm EST)
• Email: [email protected]
Documentation
• User Guides (PC, Mac)
• Quick Start Guides (PC, Mac)
• Quick Start Checklist/Tips
• Blackboard documentation
• Administrative support/documentation
• FAQs
Service and support
Pedagogical support
• Pedagogical workshops (with faculty experts)
• i>clicker-commissioned literature review and research
studies
• Faculty advocates/experts/inventor outreach
• Additional equipment for workshops, conferences
New web site support
Discipline case studies
•Pedagogy discussion forum
•Best practices and tips
•Sample questions and content
The Decision is Simple
Questions?
[email protected]
317.410.6310