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iClicker: The Simple Solution for a Student Response System

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iClickerStudent Response Systems, or “clickers,” have been making their way into the K-12 classroom after years of success in colleges and universities around the country. The most popular among them is iClicker whose reputation for affordability, ease of use and reliability has resulted in campus wide adoption in more than 50 schools across North America including Cornell, UC Berkeley and Boston College (to name a few).

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Boston Globe: Classroom Clickers Gain Traction with Students and Teachers

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iClicker After years of success in university courses throughout the country, “clickers” (also referred to as student/audience/personal response systems) are now gaining traction in the K-12 classroom. These handheld devices (shown right) allow students to interact with their teachers by submitting answers to multiple choice questions wirelessly from their desks. Within seconds, responses can be captured and analyzed in real-time by the teacher who can then use the results to tailor upcoming lessons.

Students and teachers have raved about the device indicating an increase in classroom interaction and energy. Others have said that the “clickers” help to reduce wasted class time covering topics that students already understand while allowing for greater attention to the more difficult concepts.

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