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Clicking with students

Devices that encourage class interaction gain traction in schools across the state

ERIK JACOBS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBEAt Lexington's Clarke Middle School, Felix Cancre discussed the justification for the Mexican-American War with classmates, a debate born from a lesson taught using student response systems, or clickers. ERIK JACOBS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBEAt Lexington's Clarke Middle School, Felix Cancre discussed the justification for the Mexican-American War with classmates, a debate born from a lesson taught using student response systems, or clickers. (ERIK JACOBS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)
By Linda K. Wertheimer
Globe Staff / April 2, 2009

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LEXINGTON - Their eyes glued to the screen, the eighth-graders each grasped a clicker, a 4-ounce device akin to a television remote, and pressed a letter on the keypad. Then, they stared at the screen expectantly. (Full article: 1020 words)

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