We're giving a demonstration of Captur paddles at the PanSIG conference in Okinawa. The conference dates are May 20-23, 2016; complete details are available on the PanSIG conference website. Our session is on Saturday, May 21st, from 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm in room 109.
Active Participation Using Low-Tech Student Response Cards
William Pellowe (Kindai University, Fukuoka Campus), Paul Shimizu (Intercom Press)
We can encourage, engage, stimulate, and motivate students to stay focused in the classroom through periodic and judicious use of student response systems (SRS) that require all students to respond simultaneously. SRS improve student concentration, and encourage a more active engagement with the material. SRS also allow the teacher to quickly gauge the students’ understanding of the material. The presenters developed a low-tech SRS using simple, 2-sided answer paddles that they have been using in their regular EFL classes. This presentation will provide an overview of relevant research findings and some basic examples of using such a system in class.