Students need to become more involved and engaged in lessons Increase academic acheivement Teachers need a way to assess students immediately
Benefits: improved attendance, improved interaction/engage ment, increased test scores Problems: set-up time, expense of initial purchase, limitations in types of questions that can be asked/answered
Students can answer anonymously and without embarrassment since only the teacher can see the answer each student selected. Most clickers can be used with any interactive white board; however some can also be used simply with a basic projector. Questions and data can be easily posted and viewed using PowerPoint or the software that accompanies the system.
1960s: earliest systems used by movie and tv studios and advertising agencies 1980s-1990s:For Educational purposes- universities were the earliest adopters 2004- Promethean releases Activ Votes 2008- Promethean releases Activ Expressions with the ability to repond by texting. Many K-12schools that have adopted student response systems fall into the “early majority” category.
Late majority will continue to be K-12 schools. Laggards will be individual teachers who hesitate to integrate the technology.
Relative advantage with a focus on economic factors– Student response systems tend to be expensive to purchase and require some maintenance. Replacement of batteries and other technical issues could be costly. A plan needs to be in place for how the school would raise money or budget for the purchase and maintenance of these systems.
A more centralized diffusion approach makes more sense for my school/district. Change agent should be someone focused on data-driven instruction since this tool can be used as a great way to collect and analyze data. A particular second grade teacher within my school would serve as a great change agent.
Develop need for change- make collection and analysis of data easier Establish information exchange relationship- the teacher already is respected as a leader in the school with the use of data. Diagnose problems- the teacher will work with other teachers who are having difficulty collecting/analyzing data
Create an intent to change in client- change agent will work with the technology expert in the school to help promote the use of ActivVotes as a way to more easily collect/analyze data to drive instruction Translate an intent into action- Change agent & tech expert will work as opinion leaders to motivate people to adopt
Stabilize adoption, prevent discontinuance- change agent and tech expert will work together to make sure faculty are trained in the appropriate use of student response system. Achieve a terminal relationship- change agent and tech expert would work together to promote continued use of response system until faculty became proficient and self-reliant.
Critical mass has been reached within in the county. Enough schools have adopted the technology that continued adoption should be self-sustaining in growth rate.
Decision should be made this way to involve more of the staff in the adoption/implementation process Increased involvement in the process will help promote the benefits of the innovation.
Defining the need: improving data collection and analysis among staff members to help drive instruction and boost scores on standardized testing Matching innovation to need: ActiVotes/ActivExpressions- make collecting and analyzing data easier, makes assessment easier with more instantaneous results.