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Starting EPSY 474 at University of Illinois

August 26, 2008

I’m starting my 3rd year at Central High School in Champaign IL.  Before that I taught a year in Rochester NY and a year in Tucson AZ. 

I’ve been lucky enough to get some grants to increase the technology used in class.  The thing that has had the most effect on my classroom is the response system.  I have a set of clickers from TurningPoint and I use them almost every day.

I don’t doubt that they are interesting enough to get students engaged in the class.  Regardless of good or bad reviews of the clickers I’ll always use them.  However, I would like to be able to take a more formal look at the influence they have on student behavior, motivation, and success in class.  I’m looking forward to this class.