Thinking about flipping your classroom to actively engage your students, study collaboratively, and make learning fun? Welcome to use WebClicker.org, a free Web Clicker System for Classroom Polling and Internet Voting. It is the solution for flipped classes in school or online courses with a free web based clicker system that works on any internet accessible devices (smart phones, Pads, PC’s, and Laptops). Designed and developed by teachers and education researchers, it is a tool to upgrade your classroom for improved learning with effectiveness, convenience, and flexibility. Ready to go? Get started
WebClicker.org is a free web based personal response system, or web clicker, that works on any internet accessible devices (phones, pads, PCs, Laptops) with a working browser. Designed and developed by teachers and education researchers, it is a product for your classroom in schools or online, built for effectiveness, convenience, and flexibility. It is totally free for everyone to use the system. There are no hardware purchases, no app downloads, and absolutely no cost!
Hardware and internet requirement are minimal. It is likely that 99% of college students have the equipment and connectivity ready. The load on network data is very light. Only a few bytes per vote. With 1 M data volume, a student can vote over 5000 times.
The learning curve for using the system is typically under 3 minutes. A teacher unprepared can create a class and start voting in a matter of seconds. Coming into the first day of a class, a student can create an account, enroll into a class, and start voting under a minute (depending on texting speed and the lengths of user and class ID’s). Second timer students can pull out their phones and send in their answers in seconds (assuming the answers are decided).
Outside class in preparation, a teacher can create a professional looking question (with existing material) in less than 5 seconds (based on typical fluency in using a desktop computer). During a class, a teacher can create a new question for an emerging idea or situation in 1 mouse click.
Now stop pure lecturing, start meaningful discussion, let peers teach each other, inspire curiosity, empower inquiry minds, and make learning a truly dynamic fun experience! Use webclicker.org and transform your classrooms.
After log in teachers can modify user settings, run a clicker session, manage classes, and create/edit questions for use with clickers.
Before running a clicker session, teachers can do a few things to prepare for the class. The following page shows the back-end of the teacher's admin page, with which a teacher can manage classes, users, and questions. The default landing page is question management, where teachers can search and review available questions created by themselves or shared by others. Teachers can also create and edit their own questions.
Currently the system provides three types of questions that are most frequently used in classroom polling: Multiple Choice Single Answer, Multiple Choice Multiple Answers, and Short Text. The main body of the question should be a picture, which you can create with a screen shot of your word processor or power point pages, or any page you want to create a question with. When creating a question, try to fill out those descriptive tags to allow more accurate searches. The question text area is also used for search purposes.
There are several ways to upload a picture: 1) take a screen shot and paste into the frame (Chrome and Firefox only); 2) drag and drop an existing picture or pdf file; and 3) browse for a local file to upload.
A teacher can create and manage classes for running clicker sessions. Classes can be created on both the back-end page (shown) and the clicker application page (detailed later).
With each class, a teacher can close or open for student self-registration, activate/deactivate the class, manage student users, mange clicker sessions to view clicker activity summaries and allow/disallow student access to questions after voting, and download student voting data in an excel file for further analysis.
Admin users can create or manage communities that link multiple classes together (like courses), with which teachers can share questions and work as a team. Admin users can also manage settings for the institution channel, manually assign roles for teachers, manually create new users, and many more.
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