Classroom Clickers- A Simple and Effective Student Assement Tool
2022-11-07

In previous classroom teaching, teachers want to know whether the students have grasped the knowledge they taught in the class, the best way is to ask the students to do exercises. However, teachers usually can only inspect the results of a few of the students' answers in the class due to the limited time rather than fully grasp the learning performance of the whole class. Besides, it is also time-consuming to explain to students one question by question, which slows down the teaching progress, and the correction and statistics of test papers are time-consuming and labor-intensive, which greatly affects the efficiency of the classroom. In this situation, modern smart device, like mobile phones or tablets is introduced into the classroom to solve the problems. Students can answer the question via the app installed on their mobile phones or tablets, and the system automatically collects and score the feedback data, and display the results in real time, which greatly improves classroom efficiency. Despite all this, this way is difficult to popularize or widely used, because there are certain requirements for the hardware in the hands of students and the network environment deployed in the classroom. At least each student must be equipped with a mobile phone or tablet. considering the cost, many schools are restricted from using them in large quantities. Therefore, using information technology to create a low-cost or even zero-cost real-time student response system for classroom teaching, which can be quickly promoted and used, thereby multiplying classroom efficiency, has become an urgent problem that needs to be solved.


The student response system emerged as an easy and low-cost teaching tool. It consists of classroom clickers, a receiver, and a set of student response software. the classroom clicker is a handheld wireless device similar to a small remote control. The answer data input by the students through the classroom clicker will be received by the data receiver and transmitted to the student response software installed on the computer or whiteboard. The software will automatically mark the objective questions, and immediately display a visual report which including correct or error rate, student ranking in real time in the form of various charts like a bar chart or a pie chart. Student response system frees the teacher from the heavy work of scoring papers, help teachers reduce 60% workload. What’s more, Teachers can instantly and easily obtain students’ performance, then they could adjust teaching progress in time and push the teaching to the right level.


How to use SunVote student response system for quizzes, test and exams in the class?


In class, after teaching a chapter or important knowledge points, the teacher can use the student response system to pose a group of questions about the content taught in the class to quickly understand the students' mastery level of knowledge. Students use the classroom clickers to submit answers at their own pace. the student response system automatically obtains correct rate and error-prone options for each questions according to the correct answers and scores preset by the teacher, so as to teachers can explain the answers deeply in class after the quizzes and help students to consolidate and strengthen knowledge retention. 


After the class, the teachers can organize stage tests and examinations at any time by using the student response system, such as week tests, month tests, mid-term examinations and unified examinations and so on, the system instantly and automatically scores objective problems and generate all kinds of teaching analysis reports to help teachers conduct a summative assessment of students' learning.