Ideas for Using Classroom Response System

With the promotion and application of the modern smart classroom system that integrates intelligent teaching with science and technology, the classroom response system, as a simple and efficient teaching tool, has brought a new interactive teaching mode to teachers. It enriches the classroom experience through the interaction between teachers and students in the classroom so that students can enhance their interest in learning in the process of answering questions, actively participating in classroom activities, and learning independent thinking. What’s more, teachers can also accurately judge students’ levels of knowledge through the real-time student feedback data generated by the classroom response system, which is convenient for targeted after-school tutoring and personalized learning.

What is a classroom response system?

The classroom response system is an intelligent terminal based on classroom interactive feedback, which is widely used in public and private K-12 schools, universities and colleges, and other face-to-face classroom interactive teaching scenes. Different from the traditional teaching mode in which the teacher randomly calls several students to answer questions, the classroom response system allows the entire class to participate in the interactive question-and-answer session. After teaching a certain knowledge point during the class, the teacher can post questions at any time. while the students can answer questions by gently pressing the button of classroom clickers. The answer results and data analysis can be automatically generated and displayed on the big screen in real time for teachers and students to view together. With the functions of random calls, quick quizzes and fun races in the classroom, etc. the classroom response system can not only effectively activate the classroom atmosphere, significantly improve the learning enthusiasm of students in class, but also achieve real-time analysis of students’ learning and real-time generation of student performance reports, Teachers can intuitively judge the students’ understanding of the current problems and the mastery of relevant knowledge points, and truly teach students in accordance with their aptitude and accurately on the basis of entertaining.

Attendance: The classroom response system can be used simply to take attendance. Students use the classroom clicker to sign in electronically, and the attendance data is immediately obtained to help teachers quickly locate students who are absent or truant and improve the class attendance rate.

Quizzes: teachers can use classroom response systems to pose a group of questions to gauge students’ understanding of concepts at the beginning of class and then again at the end of class to understand how much their understanding has improved over the course of a lesson and where there are still gaps. so that they can adjust the progress of the teaching and push the teaching to a right level.

Fun races: When students are sleepy or their minds wander, the classroom response system can be used to initiate random roll calls, fun race or group competitions to attract students’ attention, mobilize students’ enthusiasm to participate in classroom activities. Teachers can also set up a reward and punishment mechanism according to the score ranking generated by the classroom response system in real time to encourage students to learn more actively.

Peer Instruction:

Classroom response systems are often associated with a non-traditional pedagogy emphasizing peer instruction, in which the teaching decision is to use the real-time statistical percentage to decide whether to enter in-depth teaching, a brief teaching, or a discussion in groups. The classroom response system can instantly statistics the correct rate of each question and the distribution of students for each answer option. When there are differences in the answers, students can discuss on the spot or create an interesting group debate and share their views and opinions with each other, which helps students to further think deeply. In the process of communicating with others, solidify their original correct ideas, or correct the wrong concepts of thinking, so that knowledge learning can achieve a deeper effect.

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