Category Archives: Formative Assessment

The Future is Now – Smart Devices will be Ubiquitous, Clickers are Dinosaurs

Present-day technology provides students with an opportunity to learn and engage in the classroom in ways that their predecessors could only imagine. The days of using a paper and pencil as primary tools to facilitate learning are long gone. The … Continue reading

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The Education Shift to BYOD

Bring your own device, or BYOD, isn’t just a workplace phenomenon. It is also finding strong legs in education. The U.S. Department of Education’s 2010 Technology Plan, ‘Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology’, states that leveraging the advanced technologies … Continue reading

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Blended Learning – Education’s Bricks and Clicks (Clicks and Mortar)

Blended Learning – Education’s Bricks and Clicks (Clicks and Mortar) Posted on August 1, 2012 by viaresponse The concept for this post has been swirling around in my head for more than six weeks.  After a lunch with a Director over Instructional Innovation … Continue reading

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Pedagogy in Peril

Bring Your Own Device Modernizes Audience Response In and Out of the Classroom For all intents and purposes, smart-phones have been active in the market for five years. That’s five years of explosive growth accompanied by five years of “struggle” … Continue reading

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## 4 HigherEd “Clicker” Terms ## Audience Response System, Personal Response System, Student Response System, and Classroom Response System, Clickers

Destined for the Dustbin of History Never have I seen a market more fragmented by terms describing/defining the same exchange/transaction between an instructor and a student. After years of market positioning and millions of dollars in term differentiation, the market … Continue reading

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Instructional Design: Mobile Device Clickers/Smart Phone Clickers/Virtual Clickers, “Just In Time, Just Enough and Just for Me.” (Peters, 2007)

Weekends are a time for family and recreational reading.  This weekend was no exception.  I put my feet up and turned on the prequel to “March Madness” for ambient noise and began cruising around through my favorite blogs and journals … Continue reading

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Instructional Delivery – The Waffle House Way

Within a week of moving to Atlanta, Georgia in the summer of 1991, I distinctly remember walking into a Waffle House and hearing a new language. It was the language of “breakfast food.” I yearned to participate in the hubbub … Continue reading

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Two Paradigm Shifts for the 21st Century “Classroom”

Time-Bound & Place-Bound – NO LONGER! I have noodling for several weeks on the 21st century definition of the “classroom.”  Yesterday, I had lunch with a family member who also happened to do her dissertation on developmental achievement gaps and … Continue reading

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