Non-Technological Means of Getting the Benefits of iClickers

Well before clickers were invented, instructors employed similar engagement strategies.  If you’d like to test out some of the benefits of clickers before testing the technology, or if you’d simply prefer non-technological methods, you might try:

  • A show of hands.  Ask students to raise their hands according to which response they believe to be correct.
  • Coloured paper.  Distribute different-coloured slips of paper to each student at the beginning of each class session; have students raise the appropriate colour in the air in response to a multiple choice question (e.g. A = red, B = yellow, C = blue, etc.).