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Each instructor will develop a personal style and will have different objectives for using a classroom response system. These are some of the traditional types of questions used.


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Clickers As an Alternative to Scantrons part of Examples
Clickers can be used to replace Scantron forms for exams. This can save considerable time and effort when it comes to recording scores.

Using Clickers to Inductively Construct Economic Concepts part of Examples
This technique reverses the usual order of definitions and examples used in class to one of presenting an example or examples first and then having students "discover" the concept when asked with carefully constructed clicker questions.

Using Clickers to Generate Supply and Demand Curves part of Examples
Use the clickers to generate data for demand and supply curves by asking students to give numerical values for their maximum willingness to pay for something and their minimum willingness to accept for something. Use the data generated to graph both the demand and supply curves.

Discovering Economic Preconceptions using Clickers part of Examples
Student preconceptions in the economics classroom are an under-appreciated element of teaching. Here we describe how clickers can easily be used to determine student preconceptions and thus inform the instructor on the information that students bring to the classroom.