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How can I manage real time student responses in the classroom?

When you deliver Learning Catalytics questions to students and gather responses in real time, what could you do about it?

Consider these tips from the video below:

  • "Give students enough time--but not too much time--to really think about the question." Typically, close a poll when 70-80% of answers are collected to minimize the last group of students still "guess" an answer choice.
  • Try open-ended question formats to "take note of common misconceptions in the realtime results as they are forming"

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Lukoff, B. (2015). Catalyzing Interactive Teaching with Learning Catalytics [Lecture video]. Retrieved from Tufts University, Tufts Technology Services. Mediaspace: http://mediaspace.tufts.edu