*** We are upgrading to Turning Point Cloud in the Fall 2016 Term..... The old software Turning Point 5 will no longer be supported by Turning Technologies. For more information see below, refer to Turning Technologies or contact theDigital Corner
To learn more about Turning Point Cloud and the new available features, check out these videos
Clickers are the common term for Audience Response System (ARS), a technology used to promote active learning in classrooms. TurningPoint Cloud, an ARS solution from Turning Technologies, is the chosen university wide clicker solution. The system allows groups of people to vote on a topic, take a survey or answer a question. The responses are tabulated and displayed back to the participants. Student Response Systems have been around for several decades but have gained increasing popularity in educational classrooms in recent years.
Recent research on student ARS found using clickers in the classroom had a measurable impact on students in the following areas:
Attendance – Students who know they will be assessed attendance points via clicker input are more likely to show up for class.
Preparation for Class – Students come to class more prepared for quizzes and with completed homework.
Enthusiasm – Improved atmosphere in the classroom and increased student enthusiasm for learning.
Attentiveness – Students will stay more attentive and focused throughout the entire class as questions are posed and answered.
Participation – Reaches all learners, even quiet or shy students have a voice, so the entire class can participate in the lesson.
Confidence in Learning – Students can answer questions more confidently when there is no stigma of being incorrect.
Student Understanding – By seeing their answers compared to others, students can gauge their understanding of the material and focus their review.
Collaboration – Clicker activities such as polling questions, stimulates discussion among students, allowing them to interact with each other.
Active Learning – Interaction and participation in collaborative discussions increases student engagement, and their level of activity in the learning process.
Decide which option to use in class
** Both options require a license- the new clickers come bundled with the required license. For those students choosing a used clicker, they are also required to purchase a license for the data to be collected. For Response Ware an app and license is required**
How to save your students money
Create a Turning Account at http://account.turningtechnologies.com and become familiar with the integration with D2L
Learn more and choose a polling type:
Set up your participant lists
Training is available if you need additional assistance .
Place Clicker order with the SSI Bookstore. Contact Erica Considine
Request your free Instructor Kit at http://turningtechnologies.com/instructorkit
How to save money
Turning on the Clicker – It is always on! Just press a button to “wake” it up!
Batteries – 2 AAA
Not Getting Points? - Make sure your device ID is registered
Not Getting Points?- Make sure your Turning Account License is validated
Not Getting Points? - Make sure your clicker has fresh batteries
Not Getting Points? Make sure you registered and set up your account using the widget on your class D2L page