Any teacher knows that the key to achieving academic success is by engaging their students on an individual level. Today’s students love to engage with technology. Most of them can’t remember a time when computers and gaming systems weren’t common household items.
So, how can a passionate teacher use this love of technology to their advantage while still creating a calm classroom environment? Enter the Got It!™ student response system. Using software that can be run on almost any contemporary PC, the Got It™ system allows teachers to draft interactive quizzes and tests. Students complete the tests using hand-held remote answering devices. Teachers can track individual student progress on their computer.
Making Quizzes Fun
Game show style quick answer sessions can be constructed using the answering devices as “buzzers”. This can encourage a little bit of friendly competition among the students. Also it offers a safe alternative to hand raising. For a shy student, the traditional hand raising to answer questions format can potentially discourage class participation.
Quiz grades and other averages can be easily tracked and collated into an easy-to-read format using the provided software. These printouts can provide an interesting talking point at parent teacher conferences. Parents can easily see grade trends and their child’s strong points. The Got It™ printouts are also a great way to evaluate overall student progress and participation.
High-Tech Made Simple
Since the Got It™ only requires one PC to run effectively, overall associated technology costs are quite low. IT support is generally minimal, and teachers generally have few problems with the initial installation/setup process.
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