My name is Ted Gibbons and I am a chemistry teacher at Harrisburg High School, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  As a graduate student at Harrisburg
University of Science and Technology
, I am designing a clickers kit for a
high school chemistry one course.  (To find out more about “clickers,” read the brief explanation at the bottom of this letter) 

Currently, I’ve completed the first unit with descriptions of potential clickers activities for each of the chemistry concepts in unit one.  In addition to completing the other six units, I will eventually include links from the “Instructional Activities”

charts to actual clickers activities.

Please check-out what I’ve done so far and let me know what you think.  While looking it over, try to answer question one below and send me your comments.  If you have a science background, I would

also appreciate it if you could give me feedback for the other questions as


Link to my project:


My e-mail address: 

  1. Is the format “user-friendly,” and if not, what kinds of changes would you recommend to make the content easier to access?
  2. Do you think that the content is appropriate and/or adequate for a “Chemistry One Clickers Kit”?  If not, what changes
    should be made?
  3. If you were going to use this kit to help you teach chemistry, what kinds of changes, if any, would you suggest?
Last, if you know of anyone else (especially high school chemistry teachers) that could help me, please forward this information to them.



Ted Gibbons


Clickers allow instructors to ask questions and gather students' responses during a lecture. (Clicker systems are also commonly called Classroom Response Systems, Student Response Systems,
or Audience Response Systems.)


In clicker systems, each student uses a device (a "clicker") that looks like a TV remote to answer questions posed by the instructor in a specially-designed PowerPoint presentation. Summaries of
student responses can be shown in real time to both instructors and students.
Answers are also stored electronically for later viewing.

Tags: Audience Response Systems, Classroom Response Systems, Student Response Systems, chemistry, clickers, education, high school

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