Clickers, polling, audience response systems are great ways to create interactivity in the classroom, keep the students awake and find out just how much they are listening/understanding. Turning Point Cloud is loaded on all classroom computers in our building and to use it for anonymous polling you just can go to Tools in your Blackboard course and click on the “Turning Account Registration” link in your Blackboard course, open the TurningPoint Software, or log into ResponseWare on a mobile device, you will be redirected to an ECU login page. You can download the software to your machine for easy creation of polling questions. OET has clickers which can be checked out when needed.
Want to know more contact OET or contact the ECU IT Helpdesk, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clickers have been a great tool to quiz students and the software is available in all classrooms. I have lots of clickers in my cabinet and you don’t have the students sign up if you are doing anonymous polling. You don’t have to get a license just sign up for a free Instructor account.
Some interesting data –
- The class became more active and vibrant
- Students became less passive
- Absenteeism was reduced
- Students seemed to like the addition of clickers
- More students were able to share their ideas with the whole class, promoting an emphasis on explaining and listening to reasoning. Students were also better able to hear their classmates.”
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Instructions on setting up an account – turning-account-faculty
Many faculty have used Turning Point with PowerPoint but did you know that you can poll using Anywhere Polling part of the Turning Point 5 Dashboard. Using clickers and a receiver Anywhere Polling lets you poll atop web page, videos, documents of any application using a floating interactive toolbar. Set up a series of generic or specific questions and you can “ask the audience”. More info and tutorials can be found at the Turning Point website http://www.turningtechnologies.com/ PC Training
Turning Point also features the Self-Paced Polling environment which allows participants to take a paper-based test on an XR or NXT ResponseCard.
Contact OET for a demo or schedule a time to use in your class!
Try it out!
Add interactivity to your Power Point presentations. Our Clickers (aka Audience Response Systems or just think of Millionaire’s Poll the Audience!) will allow you to put short, multiple choice questions in a Power Point presentation and get response from the students. The students think it’s fun and you can see where you may need to do more work.
Stop by Jean’s office, HSB3370 for a quick demo of how they work!