Using Student Response Systems in the Classroom

Outcomes:

  • Download and explore TurningPoint student clicker software
  • Create annonymous poll slides to support classroom instruction

Getting Started:


Free software download for student response system - CLICK HERE

Depending on whether you use a Mac or a PC, you will need to select the appropriate link for TurningPoint software. If you are a Mac user, you will select 'TurningPoint - Mac/Office 2004 Only'. If you are a PC user, you will select 'TurningPoint 4.2.2 (English Only)'.

When prompted, you will need to select Save. Once the download is complete, you will need to Open the software. It will complete the install process after you submit the requested data.

Things to Remember:

  • Open TurningPoint by double clicking the icon from the desktop to create slides.
  • You can create PowerPoint and Turning Point slides in the same presentation through the TurningPoint software.
  • If you are tracking students, you will need to select the appropriate participant list. We will not discuss setting up participant lists during this time.
  • Remember to Save the session if you want to access the response data at a later date.
  • Channel 41 is the default channel for the receivers. If a clicker is not responding, the channel may need to be reset. "Go 41 Go" or "Ch 41 Ch"

Additional Resources:


Online tutorial videos:
PC Users - CLICK HERE
MAC Users - CLICK HERE

Handouts:

8 Steps for Running TurningPoint in the Classroom


TurningPoint Topics #1 (Getting Started, Creating Slides, Inserting Objects, Participant Lists, and Showbar)


TurningPoint Topics #2 (Demographic Slides, Competitions, Picture Slides, and Running Reports)