Unit 5: Evaluating a Lesson which Uses a Student Response System

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Unit Objective and Assessment

The participant will evaluate the effectiveness of a lesson he/she taught using a student response system by composing a journal-style reflection and incorporating outside sources.

Introduction

Now that you have designed your own lesson, it is time to evaluate that lesson's effectiveness based upon the principles of effective design communicated in the website, readings, videos, and example lessons. Review the uses of student response systems in the classroom and principles of effective lesson design. In addition, read this short summary about effective use of student response systems: File:CERE Effective Use Primer.pdf

Put into Practice

Clickers in use in the classroom. Image from nytimes.com.

Evaluate the effectiveness of the lesson you designed which uses a student response system by writing a reflection in your journal. Use the resources contained in the website, readings, videos, and example lessons to support your evaluation. Use the questions below as a guide; you do not have to answer all of them:

  • What principles of effective question design and best practices did you use in designing your lesson?
  • What were the different purposes of clicker questions included in the lesson?
  • What was most effective about the use of the student response system?
  • What was least effective about the use of the student response system?
  • When you taught the lesson, how did students react to using the clickers?
  • When you taught the lesson, what did and did not go as you expected?
  • How could this lesson be improved?


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