Many of us have gotten the blank stare when we ask students, “Do you have any questions?” or “Can anyone give me a search term to try?” This might be the only time we see them. We want to make a positive impression but also make sure they learn something during their short time. How can we do all of that? Easy! Use Clickers (Audience Response Systems) or an online version like PollEverywhere.com. During this presentation, Sarah discussed the questions she’s asked and responses she’s gotten from classes she’s taught using both Clickers and PollEverywhere.com. She discussed feedback from each system from students and faculty so you can decide which will best be used in your environment. Since PollEverywhere.com might not be something many librarians are aware of, Sarah focused a majority of her session on how easy and useful this tool can be.
Gewirtz, S. (October 13, 2011). Click or poll your way to an interactive library instruction. Presentation at Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, Duluth, MN.