Stephanie Chasteen cites and summarizes research on Best practices in facilitating peer instruction using clickers. You should read the entire post, but her three “take-home messages” are (verbatim):
- Have students discuss clicker questions with their peers, but give them your explanation as well.
- Remind students to use reasoning in their discussions, to prompt higher-quality conversations.
- Use credit for participation-only in order to create a productive atmosphere for frank discussion.