Are Pencils a Thing of the Past? Liveshots: "Teachers across the country are starting to turn to the latest tools to educate a generation that has been raised on technology. In the classroom, they are incorporating electronic books, web-based tutoring and trading in pens and pencils for the latest gadgets.
Along with the required reading list, Emory University professor Tracy Morkin requires her students buy what looks like a television remote at the beginning of the semester. It’s called a “clicker.”
Morkin said it’s a great tool to get every student directly involved in the lecture. She posts multiple-choice questions on an overhead projector, her students then punch their answers into the device and the results are sent to Morkin's computer."