Clicker Resources

What are Clickers?

Clickers are a student response system that uses the wireless Turning Technologies NXT response card.Student response systems have shown to increase student engagement in classes and allow instructors to get feedback as to what material students are grasping and what needs to be covered further. Student response systems have shown to increase the following:

  • Attendance
  • Enthusiasm
  • Attentiveness
  • Participation
  • Confidence in learning
  • Student understanding of presented material
  • Collaboration
  • Active Learning

Strategies for Working with Clickers

  • Create polls in class to gauge student understanding of material and give instructors instant feedback on what they need to cover.
  • Use polls to drive discussion in class.
  • Use the poll at the beginning of class to take attendance with.
  • Create short quizzes at the beginning of class to check reading assignments.
  • Create self-paced tests with Turning Key that grade themselves instantly (students can know their grade before they leave class) and load the scores automatically into Blackboard.

How to Start Using Clickers in your Classroom

Start off by acquiring a Turning Technologies receiver from our Clickers intern ( or x3705) or Reza Boroon in Instructional Technology.

Then you need to put in Clickers as a requirement for your class in the same way you do textbooks.

Go here:

Specify the ISBN for the clicker, which is: 9781934931455

Or contact the bookstore directly.