Teachers: Engaging students can be a click away

Like many high school students, 18-year-old Christian Gutierrez raises his hand when he knows the answer to a teacher’s question. And when he doesn’t know the answer, he tries his best to go unnoticed.

But thanks to a small electronic device, Christian not only has to participate in class, he actually looks forward to it.

Gutierrez attends New Technology High School, where students often use electronic “clickers” to respond during lessons and quizzes. Clickers — more formally known as Student Response Systems — are handheld devices that allow students to answer anonymously rather than having to raise their hand and risk embarrassment if they’re wrong. After students enter their answers, the software compiles the results and the class receives immediate feedback on how many students got the questions correct and incorrect.

Read the full article on the Napa Valley Register website.