Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Clickers are fun.



For those of you who think state schools lack in resources compared to private schools, you will surely reconsider those views after this post. Sure, the law school isn't as fancy schmancy as other schools and that many fixtures in the building predate the Korean War. But we have something that many law schools don't have.

Clickers.

That's right. Or, as the manufacturer calls them, Personal Response Systems, kind of like the thing used on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire for those ask the audience question. These clickers, as we call them, allow us to interact with the teacher.

I got mine for torts. And it works like this. Professor spends 10 minutes in class giving us multiple choice questions. We type in what our answer is, and the click transmits it to the teacher's computer, and the professor can see what we thought the correct answer to be and projects it for everyone to see (and guess who was the single student who choose B when everyone else choose C). For any of you looking for a break from the cold calling and the Socratic method, the Clicker will do wonders to brighten up the class [Sorry if I'm not doing a good job describing these clickers, but they're fun to use]

But knowing me, I will probably loose my clicker. Then, I will go from owing $40,000 to owing $40,050. And I will be sad by not being able to participate in the daily "Ask the 1Ls" segment of the show Tort Cases: Where Everyone Looses an Eye.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Lioness said...

We had these in undergrad too. Of course, my undergrad was the illuminous, exaltant, wealthy, deserving of high praise school across town from you....of course WE had them. ;)

11:46 AM  
Blogger Lawmommy said...

what an awesome idea. i first went to school when this nutty internet thing was just catching on. this sounds like educaitonal fun

7:39 AM  

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