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Stephanie Chasteen

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Teaching with Clickers: Derek Bruff’s webinar

posted: September 9, 2010 by

Derek Bruff (clicker guru extraordinaire) has shared some nice resources from a webinar that he did recently for the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) CIRTLcast series.

You can see the whole 60-minute webinar at the archives, but the cool folks at CIRTL also edited it to a nice short 10-minute presentation on YouTube, embedded below.

What I really enjoyed about this presentation was how he tied the use of clickers to what we know about how people learn, such as giving them a chance to reflect on their own knowledge, or creating a “time for telling,” where students are eager and ready to hear an expert explanation, or reducing cognitive load. He really promotes the use of clickers for formative assessment, which is just what we’ve been promoting at the University of Colorado.

Sign up for my upcoming “Make Clickers Work for You” webinar to learn how to write great clicker questions and facilitative effective discussions.

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