29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Nothing Remarkable. It Does What it is Supposed to do.,
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This review is from: Turning Technologies Response Card RF Clicker (Electronics)
Personally I think these little do-dads are overpriced. The technology involved is simple and cheap, but many colleges and universities are making use of them, especially for larger classes, because their use is easy for teachers to tally and record digitally. I used mine in class for daily quizzes, and the software that my university uses makes grading a snap. Students use the clickers to punch in their multiple-choice selections, and the computer records their scores and even kicks out a bar-graph visual representation that can be routed to an overhead projector to show the breakdown to the class. This all fine and fun, and saves a lot of time and paper (which is awesome and ethically obligatory these days), but the fact remains that buying these "clickers" is one more fee that colleges students must cough up, and in that sense, there are drawbacks. Also, while paper can easily be recycled, these "clickers" pose a few problems and require batteries, which adds more costs and recycling obstacles.
The model being reviewed here is the older one without the calculator-style LCD read out, but students don't need those anyway (in most situations), so there is no reason to pay more for those bells and whistles. Both models (new and old) will work on the same functional frequency ranges.
Thanks for reading,