Interactive Response Systems
Interactive response systems allow teachers the opportunity to know instantly what content their students have absorbed and what needs to be re-taught. This invaluable insight will help you adapt your lesson plans and direct your attention to specific lesson topics.
Group response systems create interactivity between a presenter and the audience. You use a computer and a projector to present a series of slides to your audience. Each slide is built within the audience response software, and displays a question with multiple choice answers.
Each member of the audience uses a wireless keypad to indicate their answer. The answers are sent to a base station, which is connected to your computer. The software collects the results and displays them for all to see.
Data can be collected anonymously or, for exams, you can make each handset traceable to an individual. You can include questions about your audience´s age and gender etc, and then later perform demographic analyses of their responses.
The data is stored in a database, so you can return at a later date to perform further analyses. You can even award points or weighting to different answers in order to measure the audience´s understanding of a subject.
The graphical results can be saved as a standalone presentation and can be published on your website.