I know that the clickers were a pretty big hit with a lot of you (even if we weren’t totally organized with the questions, yet). We talked about the fact that this kind of technology might be a useful way to get students to participate more in sharing what they understand, or sharing information about antecedent genres they’ve experienced.
Clickers are expensive if students have to buy them — although apparently you can use cell phones as well (we’re going to check on that and we’ll post a note about it soon). But below is a link to a polling technology that can use the computers to do the same kind of in-class, real-time response to questions:
If you decide to try it, please share your stories about what you did and how it worked out!