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

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

>>> 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?


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


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