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Hi everyone ... My institution just told us that we are now dropping the "clickers" because of the cost-structure changes that "Turning point" (the company that makes our clickers) is adopting.  Does anyone have a good alternative to clickers that does not require the use of a smart phone or laptop?  Ideally, I would love a tablet-based solution, so we could get alphanumeric and even drawings, but that is not internet/wifi connected (to avoid the distractions of students using the tablet in non-educational ways)

Thanks for your help

Steve Swoap 

This thread was posted on February 25, 2016 at 9:26 AM ET by Steven Swoap.
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Re: Need advice on clickers

Hi Steve - Sorry...I missed your question. Hope this response is still of some use. I don't have clicker access so I built a short collection of resources in the LifeSciTRC that are low-tech options. The collection has received some good ratings and comments. Hope it is of use to you.

This was posted on May 7, 2016 at 4:15 PM ET by Marsha Matyas.
Re: Need advice on clickers

Hi Steve,

I had a colleage that gave students a packet of colored cards they would hold up to indicate their choices.  It is difficult to get exact counts in larger classes, but it can give you a quick idea if the class is generally understanding the concept you are testing.  It's definitley low-tech, but it is also cheap and quick!

I hope you find something that works for you!

Michael Lyons

This was posted on May 10, 2016 at 4:28 PM ET by Michael Lyons.
Re: Re: Need advice on clickers

Good one! I might try that with my professional development workshops. Fast and easy and a quick general assessment.


This was posted on May 13, 2016 at 10:24 AM ET by Marsha Matyas.
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This was posted on February 18, 2019 at 4:32 PM ET by David Shurtleff.