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SRN version 2.1 NOW AVAILABLE!
– Now including Free-Text Response – Better Reporting -
– Streamlined Interfaces – Up to 50 concurrent clients -
iPod and iPad Clients – Many more new features -
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Student Response Network (SRN) is a powerful “virtual Clicker” student response system designed for use in school computer labs or with wireless laptop groups. It does away with the need for personal handheld “clicker” devices by providing a software-only solution for use with networked Windows desktops or laptops.
How Does Student Response Network Work?
SRN Client before connecting to the SRN Server
If your school or training center has a computer classroom with a projector, then you really should add Student Response Network to make it a real powerhouse of learning. There are so many educational advantages when using audience response systems. Just take a look here. As for the Student Response Network, you’ll quickly find that it costs a tiny fraction of the price of hardware-based “clicker” solutions and actually offers a few nice extra features that you can find out about elsewhere at this site.
SRN Server – the teacher has full control
Furthermore, with SRN there is NO installation required. Simply copy the SRNserver folder to the host PC (typically the teacher’s PC) which should be connected to a projector. It can run from ANY folder on that PC, including from the Desktop or My Documents folders. You can even run it from your trusty USB stick! Administrator access is NOT required, so ANY teacher should be able to set up the SRN Server for their own class. Then Copy the SRNclient folder to each PC that will be participating. Like the server, the client can be run from any folder on each PC, including the Desktop or a server-based folder. Open the SRNclient folder and double-click the SRNclient program and connect to the running SRN server.
SRN Client once connected – compact and ready to go!
Once setup, ask your questions however you like – via a Word document or Powerpoint slideshow on the projector or just ask them verbally! You can use Student Response Network to get responses for:
- “Beat the Buzzer”-type gameshow questions (first-in gets to answer)
- Yes/No or True/False questions
- Multiple Choice questions (up to four way – A/B/C/D)
- FreeText – Respond with a word/number/phrase/sentence!
There are even FREE clients for Linux, Apple OSX, iPod Touch and iPad!
As each client submits their response, the server receives them – instantly. When all responses are received, a bar graph can be displayed showing tallies of all the responses from the class.
Actual responses from each individual can be selectively displayed and SRN can even keep a scoreboard of correct answers throughout a session. In the end, every response from every person for every question is provided in spreadsheet form. FreeText activites are fully recorded and can be retrieved, with all responses identified.
Student Response Network will give teachers back their important teaching role by providing them with a teaching tool unlike any other – and more importantly without the need for specialist IT support.
Please take some time to find out a little more about Student Response Network and download a free trial using the menu at the top.