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Classroom Response System (Clickers) Bibliography

This bibliography is a list of articles on classroom response systems (CRSs or clickers) produced by Vanderbilt's Center for Teaching. Most of the articles present some form of research on the effectiveness or impact of CRSs on student learning. Many of the articles are discipline specific for a variety of content areas. These articles will give some ideas on how to put CRSs into practice.

Changing Teacher Practices with Interactive Whiteboards

In this TICALevision episode Megan Power, a kindergarten teacher at Del Sur Elementary School in Poway Unified School District demonstrates how she uses an interactive whiteboard and a classroom response system in her kindergarten and former 1st grade classroom. You will be amazed how simple these tools are to use. Megan also shares a variety of strategies you can bring to your teachers.

Turning Technologies

This personal response system provides a hardware and software solution to providing teachers with instant feedback on student performance on standards. The system allows teachers to create assessment questions keyed to content standards. Students use a remote wireless device to respond to questions presented online. Results are immediate, allowing teachers to make decisions about reteaching and/or other intervention strategies for students who have not mastered the content. A wide variety of report formats are available to teachers to assist in informing instruction. The system seems easy to use and provides teachers with the advantages of program data and diagnostic data to help teachers inform instruction.


Using the Qwizdom classroom response system, teachers have the ability to instantly gather data from all of their students, which can be used for quick comprehension checks. This approach to formative assessment enables the teacher to identify studentsí misconceptions and errors, and correct them immediately. The system also allows teachers to transfer information that has been gathered in the system into a grade book. Quiz modules are available in core curricular areas, and a system called ReadySet can be used to check student progress toward meeting state standards.

PollDaddy Twitter Polls

PollDaddy is an online survey tool. Recently, the site added the capability to create and launch quick polls that can be accessed through Twitter. This service is free.


Doodle helps you find suitable dates and times for group events such as conference calls, committee meetings, etc. Doodle is particularly easy to use. Doodle can also be used for quick, simple polls and questionnaires.

Top Web 2.0 Tools

This is a one page link to a multitude of Web 2.0 tools and it is indexed by what they do such as presentation sharing, document sharing, polling, storytelling, and much more.


An audience or student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.


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