Using a Personal Response  System Robert Heinrich
What is a  Personal Response System <ul><li>A Personal Response System (PRS), allows large groups of people to vote on a t...
How Classroom Response Systems Work <ul><li>Each student has a transmitter </li></ul><ul><li>The classroom has one or more...
Key Points <ul><li>Limitations of traditional lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging students in peer discussions </li></ul><...
Why Use a  Student Response System? <ul><li>Engage students in active  </li></ul><ul><li>learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Encou...
<ul><li>Improve instructor understanding of students' comprehension of curriculum.  </li></ul><ul><li>Provide students wit...
Tips from other faculty <ul><li>General advice from faculty for their colleagues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make time in class...
More Tips <ul><ul><li>Partner with an experienced user </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a support person accompany you on t...
Audience Response System <ul><li>Using an audience response system, your PowerPoint presentations become powerful data col...
Audience Response Systems <ul><li>The TurningPoint audience response system integrates 100% into PowerPoint </li></ul><ul>...
What room are we in now? <ul><li>F111 </li></ul><ul><li>E012 </li></ul><ul><li>Nacote Creek Research Room </li></ul><ul><l...
Does a PRS enhance student interaction? <ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
What do you hope will be served for lunch today? <ul><li>Pizza </li></ul><ul><li>Sandwiches </li></ul><ul><li>Beer </li></...
How Do I Get Started? From the Special Applications Folder on the desktop  –  Launch Turning Point
Creating a Slide <ul><li>Create a new presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Insert an interactive slide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cre...
Converting an Existing Slide <ul><li>Open existing file </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Slide you want to convert </li></ul><ul><...
 
5 Steps to a Successful Presentation <ul><li>Step 1: Reset the Session </li></ul>
<ul><li>Step 2: Plug in TurningPoint Hardware </li></ul>5 Steps to a Successful Presentation
<ul><li>Step 3: Run the Response Device Wizard </li></ul>5 Steps to a Successful Presentation
<ul><li>Step 4: Test your Presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From PowerPoint go into Slide Show mode and test your present...
Further Questions         For more information pl ease address all correspondence to: Robert R. Heinrich The Richard Stock...
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  1. 1. Using a Personal Response System Robert Heinrich
  2. 2. What is a Personal Response System <ul><li>A Personal Response System (PRS), allows large groups of people to vote on a topic or answer a question. </li></ul><ul><li>It allows audiences and students to participate in presentations or lectures by submitting responses to interactive questions using a keypad or other hand-held/computer devices. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How Classroom Response Systems Work <ul><li>Each student has a transmitter </li></ul><ul><li>The classroom has one or more receivers </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom is equipped with computer and usually an LCD Projector </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor projects the question and multiple choice answers in front of class. </li></ul><ul><li>Results are tallied and displayed for all to see. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Key Points <ul><li>Limitations of traditional lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging students in peer discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Learning gains you can expect </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude gains you can expect </li></ul><ul><li>Instructors opinions about using clickers </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why Use a Student Response System? <ul><li>Engage students in active </li></ul><ul><li>learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage students' critical thought </li></ul><ul><li>processes requiring synthesis of </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge by providing them a way </li></ul><ul><li>to answer questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve class attendance and student participation. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage student preparation prior to class (reading of class materials). </li></ul><ul><li>Quickly determine whether homework or reading assignments have been completed before the class. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Improve instructor understanding of students' comprehension of curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide students with immediate feedback about the accuracy of their understanding of the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide instructor with instant feedback of students' understanding of concepts and content knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide instructors with the ability to customize instruction based on student responses. </li></ul><ul><li>Use analysis of student responses as the basis for class discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional large lecture hall teaching methods are not suitable for all students. Meet the needs of diverse learning styles in large general education classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Align curriculum to state standards and produce reports quickly and easily </li></ul>Why Use a Student Response System?
  7. 7. Tips from other faculty <ul><li>General advice from faculty for their colleagues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make time in class for clickers. They cannot be an add-on. You need to significantly redesign your course to accommodate them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have low expectations for the first semester; increase your expectations in the future semester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand student perspective (clicker purchase, registration process resulting in tpp file, clicker programming) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be prepared! Have a back up plan, if they don't work </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. More Tips <ul><ul><li>Partner with an experienced user </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a support person accompany you on the first day (or more) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't be afraid - be creative! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not assign point for the first few weeks - use it for training;, and... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For one class, have student revert back to show of hands in order to gain appreciation </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Audience Response System <ul><li>Using an audience response system, your PowerPoint presentations become powerful data collection and assessment tools that collect real-time audience responses </li></ul>
  10. 10. Audience Response Systems <ul><li>The TurningPoint audience response system integrates 100% into PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>It allows audiences and students to participate in presentations or lectures by submitting responses to interactive questions using a ResponseCard keypad. </li></ul>
  11. 11. What room are we in now? <ul><li>F111 </li></ul><ul><li>E012 </li></ul><ul><li>Nacote Creek Research Room </li></ul><ul><li>Carnegie Library Center Computer Lab </li></ul>
  12. 12. Does a PRS enhance student interaction? <ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
  13. 13. What do you hope will be served for lunch today? <ul><li>Pizza </li></ul><ul><li>Sandwiches </li></ul><ul><li>Beer </li></ul><ul><li>Seafood </li></ul>
  14. 14. How Do I Get Started? From the Special Applications Folder on the desktop – Launch Turning Point
  15. 15. Creating a Slide <ul><li>Create a new presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Insert an interactive slide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create question and answers </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Converting an Existing Slide <ul><li>Open existing file </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Slide you want to convert </li></ul><ul><li>Add polling chart and enable this slide to collect responses. </li></ul><ul><li>Insert Chart </li></ul>
  17. 18. 5 Steps to a Successful Presentation <ul><li>Step 1: Reset the Session </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>Step 2: Plug in TurningPoint Hardware </li></ul>5 Steps to a Successful Presentation
  19. 20. <ul><li>Step 3: Run the Response Device Wizard </li></ul>5 Steps to a Successful Presentation
  20. 21. <ul><li>Step 4: Test your Presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From PowerPoint go into Slide Show mode and test your presentation. Use at least one keypad during testing. </li></ul></ul>5 Steps to a Successful Presentation
  21. 22. Further Questions         For more information pl ease address all correspondence to: Robert R. Heinrich The Richard Stockton College of NJ PO Box 195, Pomona, NJ 08240 609-626-6039 Email: [email_address]

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