Print

Print


Hi Eric,

At Essex High School, we have 5 sets of clickers (24 each) and another
5 in the Tech Center. The brand we went with is Interwrite PRS (RF - a
must) which has since been bought out by eInstruction. We chose this
brand for a couple of reasons - one of which being that I'm able to get
ahold of the rep everytime I call. A couple of the other companies
didn't get back to me for days! ( a big deal as you know! :-) )

We've been very happy with them, the software is easy to use and
integrates very well with Powerpoint. These have an LCD screen so the
students can see that their answer was accepted and so that they can
enter short answer responses as well as numerics with decimals. The one
downside to the clickers is that entering short answers is tedious. Had
they chosen a cell phone type text entering style it would have made
more sense, but of course this bothers the adults using it more than the
students! 

The students love using them - even at the end of the year! Teachers
really appreciate the non-threatening formative assessment.

:-)  Carrie


Carrie Fogg
Educational Technology Integration Specialist
Essex High School
879-5519
 
 


>>> Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]> 1/25/2009 8:13 PM >>>
I am looking for info on classroom response systems, aka ³clickers.²
Who is
using these, and what brands? Key points about included software?
Other
input?

Thanks,

Eric Hall
Technology Coordinator
Waterbury/Duxbury Schools
Washington West Supervisory Union
Waterbury, VT
(802) 244-6100


CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION. THIS MESSAGE MAY NOT BE FORWARDED.

The information contained in this communication, including any 
attachments, is confidential,constitutes privileged 
communication, and is intended only for the use of the 
addressee. This message may not be forwarded without prior
consent from the sender. The information in this e-mail is
also protected by the rights afforded under Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and school district policies.
Any unauthorized use, forwarding, distribution,disclosure,
printing or copying is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful.
If you have received this communication in error, please notify
us immediately at 802-879-8192 or return e-mail,and delete any
copies of this message immediately.  Any inadvertent disclosure 
of this communication shall not compromise the confidential
nature of the communication.