Clickers in the History Classroom

During our school-wide in-service meeting, my colleague Sarah Pierce made a presentation on clickers in the classroom. I had talked to her previously about observing their use in one of her courses, but our schedules conflicted, and I never made it.

I have to say, I was pretty impressed with what Sarah showed us. The Turning Point system that our campus uses seems simple to set up and implement. My only question is whether it would work in a history classroom of 35 students. I can see its usefulness for large classes and for math and science classes that need to measure whether students understand concepts on which the professor will build.

So, if you have used clicker technology in a history classroom, I would like to hear your thoughts. Did it work? What were the limits on its use?

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