Proposal Title

Class, Take Your Cell Phones Out: Using Cell Phones for Classroom Voting

Proposal Abstract

Most instructors today (justifiably so), ban the use of cell phones in their classroom. However cell phones, when used appropriately can be effective tools in enhancing student engagement, collaboration and learning. In this talk we will demonstrate how cell phones can be used as an inexpensive method for classroom polling with significant appeal to millennial students. We will also discuss results of a study conducted to an array of different math classes, where student perception of using cell phone clickers was measured, and compare these results to those of a similar study using traditional clickers. We will also provide a live demonstration how a cell phone clicker session can be carried out. The presentation will also discuss best classroom practices during a polling session, ways to overcome possible constraints as well as certain unique benefits of this methodology (as its use in conducting classroom polls in online classrooms).

Location

Room 1220

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 29th, 9:00 AM Mar 29th, 9:45 AM

Class, Take Your Cell Phones Out: Using Cell Phones for Classroom Voting

Room 1220

Most instructors today (justifiably so), ban the use of cell phones in their classroom. However cell phones, when used appropriately can be effective tools in enhancing student engagement, collaboration and learning. In this talk we will demonstrate how cell phones can be used as an inexpensive method for classroom polling with significant appeal to millennial students. We will also discuss results of a study conducted to an array of different math classes, where student perception of using cell phone clickers was measured, and compare these results to those of a similar study using traditional clickers. We will also provide a live demonstration how a cell phone clicker session can be carried out. The presentation will also discuss best classroom practices during a polling session, ways to overcome possible constraints as well as certain unique benefits of this methodology (as its use in conducting classroom polls in online classrooms).