Just gave an impromptu “professional development” session on using a personal student response system in the classroom. All things considered, it went well.
These little things are awesome. They give you immediate feedback as to whether a student “gets it” or not. They keep the kids focused on whatever question is up on the board. They keep kids interested because they have a “toy” to play with in their hands.
I’ve used them for informal and formal assessments.
They can be used in any subject. It doesn’t matter! As long as a student can answer a question (T/F, Y/N, M/C, Numerical Response), they can use this system.
I hope these catch on in the school.