Thursday, February 24, 2011
Clickers for AP MC Practice
Overall, I thought the experiment a tremendous success, and I think from here on out I will use Clickers with AP MC practice questions. It took about an hour and some change to install the software, create the two classes, plug in the students, put together the PPT with the AP MC questions, and figure out how to get the PPT to sync into the Clickers software. It was a great investment of time with a huge payoff. The Clickers approach received rave reviews from the boys who unanimously found it more productive and beneficial than what we were doing previously.
The trickiest part of the whole process was learning to navigate the user interface in a fluid and seamless way. With a little bit of trial and error, however, you can get the hang of it pretty quickly. I highly recommend the Clickers software/hardware strategy to other teachers! You will have to convince your administration to invest in the hardware end of it, but I think there are myriad applications for this neat technology.