Remember that Clicker Conference I recommended?
I didn't see any of you there! What's with that?!
Oh well, I guess you knew that anything wonderful I learned would eventually get back to you, right? Of course . . .
I can't give it all to you in one dose, so here's the first little bit . . .
The folks at i>clicker hosted a reception the night before the conference. Kevin's Rule #1 of professional conferences is "always go to the cocktail parties." Even if you don't drink cocktails (or anything at all), there's usually some goodies to be had there. I don't mean stuff to eat. Well, OK, I do mean that. But also . . . it's a great opportunity to meet people and learn things and expand your professional network.
Of course, Kevin's Rule #1 worked like a charm this time, too.
One of the many wonderful folks I met was Derek Bruff, who has written a book about the best practices in using clickers in your classroom. The book is about to come out and, after hearing Derrek's stories about all he learned when interviewing all kinds of master teachers who use clickers, I can't wait to read it!
You can learn more about Derrek and his book at his blog Teaching with Classroom Response Systems. While you're there you can learn some things about the conference and about teaching with clickers.
Coming soon . . . specific lessons I learned at the conference . . . and why you really should consider using clickers in your classroom!
Don't forget about my online clicker seminar!