TurningPoint Student Response System (SRS) The How, What & Why of TurningPoint

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<ul><li><p>TurningPoint Student Response System (SRS)The How, What &amp; Why of TurningPoint</p></li><li><p>Questions:Do not hesitate to ask questions along the way! I love questions and there is no such thing as a dumb or bad question (unless its the one you dont ask). That was easy!</p></li><li><p>What is TurningPoint? Software in conjunction with the student response cards create a wireless audience response and voting systemEnables real-time assessments of student participation within Microsoft PowerPoint</p></li><li><p>How does all of this work?The TurningPoint system consists of two (2) parts:SoftwareHardware</p></li><li><p>SoftwareThe TurningPoint software allows the teacher the ability to create and manage material and/or questions desired to present to students in order to determine their knowledge based on a desired subject.</p></li><li><p>HardwareThe hardware consists of a student response kit which includes: 32 student response devices and a USB RF (radio frequency) receiver. The receiver is plugged into the laptop to activate a wireless system allowing each response device to talk to the laptop sending the information to the software program. </p></li><li><p>What am I going to use this for?Collect statistics for general classroom informationCollect individual student progressAdminister tests and quizzes Assessing the learning processAssessing the teaching processView curriculum standards </p></li><li><p>How can I use this effectively?Pre-unit surveys What do your students already know?Checkpoint quizzes Are your students understanding the concepts your are teaching?Post-unit quizzes Have your students mastered the skills and information of the unit?CompetitionsSkills practice as a gameOpinion surveys What is the class view on a topic or question?Fastest Responder a great motivational tool and effective way to engage students</p></li><li><p>What are the end results of using this technology?Students are engaged!Provides instant feedback to students and teachersInspires competition and teamworkInterprets data into measurable results, such as scores, charts, graphsHelps make learning interesting, focused and fun!</p></li><li><p>What does a TurningPoint kit look like?Each kit comes with:A black carrying case 32 student response devicesA USB RF (radio frequency) receiverAnd, software (version 2008).</p></li><li><p>How many kits are at my school?The standard has been: 13 kits per middle school. One kit for every five classrooms elementary and high </p><p>Note: Some schools have elected to purchase additional kits. However, the county purchased based on the standard above. </p></li><li><p>Time to get started..We are going to learn the four (4) basic steps to creating a successful TurningPoint presentation.</p></li><li><p>Step OneSet-upTake the USB receiver out of the TurningPoint kit and plug into the laptopFrom the desktop, find the TurningPoint icon and double click to open</p><p>Stop! Hands-On exercise coming up.</p></li><li><p>The USB RF receiver is a key component. If the USB receiver is not plugged into the laptop prior to opening the TurningPoint software, the student response devices will not work. Once the software has been launched, identify the TurningPoint toolbar. TurningPoint is simply a PowerPoint plug-in and the only difference you will note in appearance is an extra toolbar. The toolbar can be identified by the TurningPoint icon to the far left.</p></li><li><p>Hands-OnRemove the RF receiver from your kit and plug it into a USB port on your laptop.Launch the TurningPoint softwareLocate the TurningPoint toolbarSTOP!</p></li><li><p>Step TwoCreate Presentation SlidesFrom the TurningPoint toolbar click on Insert SlideJust follow along there is a hands-on exercise coming up!</p></li><li><p>By clicking on the drop-down tab, a menu of various slides are offered.</p><p>If you wish to create a presentation that consists of only questions and answers but wish to graph those answers, choose a graph slide.Or, for simple yes/no or true/false questions, choose from the menu selection here. You can even choose the generic slides option that will allow you to create a question with multiple answers.</p></li><li><p>Hands-OnFrom the TurningPoint toolbar, locate the Insert Slide optionFrom the drop-down menu, select a True/False slideCreate a question</p><p>When finished, insert another slide, but this time insert a generic slide with three answersCreate a questionInsert your answers</p><p>STOP! </p></li><li><p>Step threeCreating a participant list allows the teacher to collect student specific information (i.e., administering a test). Both the teacher and the student can have immediate feed-back. There are three different types of participant lists:Anonymous simply just that.there is no way to track a students response (i.e., How many prefer lunch at 11:30?)Auto data can be collected via the device ID only. Created Participant List this is a participant list that a teacher can create using the students from each individual class (example: princeblock1; princeone, princetwo, etc.)</p><p>Follow along as I create a participant list</p></li><li><p>Creating your very own participant list!From the TurningPoint toolbar, find the tab marked Participants. There is a drop-down box that will allow you a menu choice of obtaining a participant list.To create your own, choose the Participant List Wizard </p></li><li><p>Next, choose the custom template optionThen click next</p></li><li><p>You will be prompted to enter a name for this template (the default will enter a date and time stamp unless you rename your template). Remember, a template is something that serves as a master or pattern from which other similar things can be made. You can reuse this template for similar classes.Some examples might look like: T. Prince TemplateEnglish ClassesMath ClassesHistory Class, etc</p></li><li><p>There are many fields you can add to make up your custom participant list. However, it is recommended that you keep it simple for starters. Last name and first name are great starters for your custom template.To choose the fields you wish to incorporate into your custom participant list click on a specific field from the box on the left Available Fields. Next, click on the arrow to move it over to the box titled, Selected Fields. When finished, click next.Hint: You can also double click on an available field to move it to the Selected Field box.</p></li><li><p>Adding a group to your participant list is optional. This is a great tool for tracking certain information such as: gender, race, NCLB, free/reduced lunches, etc...). But we are going to leave this blank and just click Next.</p></li><li><p>Now, we are prompted to name our participant list. Remember, we originally created and named a template (the master copy containing all of the information we want to use in future participant lists). Here we are going to name our actual participant list. Click Finish</p></li><li><p>Finally, we are going to add our Device IDs, Student Last Names and First Names. When we have entered this information, we will click Done.</p></li><li><p>Step 1: Open one Excel spreadsheetStep 2:On page one of the Excel spreadsheet, type in the device IDsStep 3:On page two of the Excel spreadsheet, type in column A, students last name and in column B, the students first name.Step 4: Name page one according to the kit # labeled on the outside of the TurningPoint kit (i.e., kit 1, kit 1, kit 3, etc.)Step 5:Name page two according to class period (i.e., Period 1, Period 2, etc.)Step 6:Save document as TurningPoint Kit Set-Up</p><p>This should be done prior to creating your participant list</p></li><li><p>Device ID? Huh? </p><p>Each student response clicker has a unique device ID. For this particular clicker, the Device ID is: 087E41</p></li><li><p>Hands-OnCreate a participant list using the device IDs from four of your clickers.Input the following students:Roger RabbitElmer FuddMinnie MousePetunia Pig</p><p>Stop!</p></li><li><p>Step FourBells &amp; WhistlesThis is where we learn how to dress up our interactive slides with things like setting the correct answer, correct answer indicators, timers, etc. Believe it or not, these little things that we add to dress up our slides are the very things students find fun and engaging!</p></li><li><p>Setting a Correct AnswerOnce our slide is created, we want to set the correct answer. Step 1: Highlight the correct answer from our answer listStep 2: Right click and click on set as correct. </p><p>Its that easy!!By setting a correct answer value, you can show the correct answer after each polling. This is just another way for students to have that instant feedback.</p></li><li><p>Hands onCreate a generic slide with three answers.Set the correct answerStop!</p></li><li><p> Correct Answer IndicatorA Correct Answer Indicator gives a visual cue to the audience to indicate the correct answer after polling for a question is finished. A Correct Answer Indicator appears during a presentation when you advance the slide after displaying the chart.</p></li><li><p>When setting an answer as the correct answer and while the answer is still highlighted, from the TurningPoint toolbar, click on Insert Object.STEP 1: From the TurningPoint toolbar, click on the Insert Object Tab.STEP 2: Click on Correct Answer IndicatorStep 3: Choose your correct answer indicator</p></li><li><p>Hands-OnFrom the last slide created, set a correct answer indicator.Stop!</p></li><li><p>CountdownA Countdown Indicator gives the audience a visual cue that polling for a question is about to close. The Countdown Indicator shows the number of seconds remaining and counts down to zero. A countdown can have a maximum length of 999 seconds. The indicator appears during a presentation when you advance the slide during polling. When the countdown expires, the Countdown Indicator disappears and polling is automatically closed. </p></li><li><p>ResetYou can use the same presentation to create a new set of responses. The Reset menu on the TurningPoint toolbar gives you the option of deleting the results in order to redo a session or present a new session. You also have the option to redo only one question slide in a session. Note - you cannot undo the Reset function, so be certain that you wish to delete the results. Reset before each session and after any changes are made to the presentation. This is as important as having the RF receiver plugged in prior to launching the software!</p></li><li><p>Lets see what it all looks like together:How many different participant list types are there?OneTwoThreeFour</p></li><li><p>TurningPoint is made of two parts.TrueFalseYep! It is made up of software and hardware.</p></li><li><p>In order for the student response clickers to work, the RF receiver should be plugged into the laptop after the software has been launched. TrueFalseFalse. The RF receiver should be plugged in PRIOR to launching the software. This would be a troubleshooting tip!</p></li><li><p>The TurningPoint system consists of how many components?OneTwoThreeTwo: hardware &amp; software</p></li><li><p>What time of day do you prefer?MorningAfternoonNight</p></li><li><p>Extra!No need to re-create the wheel if you already have a PowerPoint presentation you have either created or used from another source. Import it and insert your interactive slides.</p></li><li><p>Hands-On!From the internet, type in branches of government.ppt.Download a PowerPoint presentation into TurningPoint Insert two interactive slides within the presentation.Stop!</p></li><li><p>Understanding Your Showbar (or Polling Toolbar)Closes the Showbar for the duration of the session.Displays answer values in either percents or numbersDisplay graphing optionsRe-poll optionResponse Grid see which participants have respondedNon-response grid Advance to next slide</p></li><li><p>Opens participant monitor (an in the moment assessment of content knowledge)Insert a slide with a dropdown box to select slide typeExpands the showbar to display responses, user feedback and polling statusAllows the showbar to be moved anywhere on the screenReflects number of responses submitted during polling sessionDenotes open or closed polling sessiongreen = openRed = closed</p></li></ul>