Clicking Your Way to an Interactive Classroom

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Clicking Your Way to an Interactive Classroom

  1. 1. 8/2/2011 Clicking Your Way to an Interactive Classroom Adapted from a presentation by University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria Department of Instructional Technology Justin Keel, Instructional Designer Allegany College of MarylandTurningPoint Technology (TPT): Create interactive (“question”) slides whereby lecturer can poll students and display results instantaneouslyHave you ever used “clickers” in the classroom (as student or teacher) Interactive “Clicker” Slide 1
  2. 2. 8/2/2011 Clickers in Your Classroom - YouTube Video Available athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peyfS4Sp3-A On average, how much high school course information is presented in a lecture-style format? Interactive “Clicker” Slide What was the average lecture duration for students in higher education? Interactive “Clicker” Slide 2
  3. 3. 8/2/2011 What is the average human attention span? Interactive “Clicker” SlideSource: TurningPoint Technologies Result: Lecture-based Lecture Length >> Curriculum Attention span DECREASED Retention Result: Audience INCREASED Participation Retention Audience response system significantly improves short-term retention and scores increase after a 3 month follow-up retestSource: Rubio, Bassignani, White, and Brant. Effect of an Audience ResponseSystem on Resident Learning and Retention of Lecture Material. 2008. 3
  4. 4. 8/2/2011 Role of Audience Response Systems• Increasing student participation – Results in increased learning and retention• Gauge effectiveness of lecture in real-time – Gather instant audience feedback to direct lecture• Track student responses over time – Increase effectiveness of lecture over time TurningPoint Technology (TPT) 3 PARTS: Software (needed to create Hardware (needed to present interactive presentation): interactive presentation): Response USB Receiver Devices (“Clickers”) Obtain from CD or online- it’s free! How to use TurningPoint Technology (TPT)1. Begin/open existing presentation with TPT2. Create an interactive slide3. Use interactive slide within presentation4. Save polling data5. ‘Extras’ options 4
  5. 5. 8/2/2011 How to use TurningPoint Technology (TPT)1. Begin/open existing presentation with TPT2. Create an interactive slide3. Use interactive slide within presentation4. Save polling data5. ‘Extras’ options Step 1: Begin/open existing presentation with TPT • Click on the TP icon to open program 5
  6. 6. 8/2/2011 Step 1: Begin/open existing presentation with TPT • Click on the TP icon to open program – Make sure TPT Toolbar is visible • To begin new PowerPoint – Create presentation as normally would in PowerPoint • To open existing PowerPoint presentation for editing – Click on “Open” icon or go to File > Open – Browse to find the presentation – Double clickStep 1: Beginning/opening existing presentation with TP Only ONE rule: TPT must be opened before PowerPoint presentation! (Note: There is an option to have TPT open automatically when PowerPoint opens. Instructions available at front of room.) 6
  7. 7. 8/2/2011 TOOLBARS PowerPoint Toolbar – use for creating/editing presentation TPT Toolbar – use for INTERACTIVE slides only! How to use TurningPoint Technology (TPT)1. Begin/open existing presentation with TPT2. Create an interactive slide3. Use interactive slide within presentation4. Save polling data5. ‘Extras’ options 7
  8. 8. 8/2/2011 Step 2: Create an Interactive Slide• On TPT toolbar, click on “Insert Slide”• Choose the type of slide to insert Interactive slide has three elements: • Question region • Answers region • Chart region Step 2: Create an Interactive Slide Only TWO rules: 8
  9. 9. 8/2/2011 ALWAYS ENTER QUESTION IN THE QUESTION BOX! ALWAYS ENTER ANSWERS IN THE ANSWER BOX!Step 2: Create an Interactive Slide Only TWO rules:1. Type questions into question box 2. Type answers into answer box 9
  10. 10. 8/2/2011 Follow the two rules, chart will change automatically! Step 2: Create an interactive• On TPT Toolbar, click “insert slide”• Choose the type of slide that you want to use• Insert the question in the “question” box• Insert the answer in the “answer” box ter 10
  11. 11. 8/2/2011 11
  12. 12. 8/2/2011 Step 2: Create an Interactive Slide • ONLY TWO RULES: – Enter question in Questions box – Enter answer in Answers box • As long as Q&A’s are typed in the correct place: – Able to reposition boxes anywhere on the slide – Objects/images can be addedReview Question 1 What is the name of the fibromuscular fold (arrow) that demarcates the duodenum from the jejunum? 0% A. Duodenojejunal sphincter 0% B. Lesser omentum 0% C. Ligament of Treitz 0% D. Small intestinal fold 12
  13. 13. 8/2/2011 Do you understand how to create your own interactive slide? Interactive “Clicker” Slide How to use TurningPoint Technology (TPT)1. Begin/open existing presentation with TPT2. Create an interactive slide3. Use interactive slide within presentation4. Save polling data5. ‘Extras’ optionsStep 3: Use Interactive Slide within Presentation• TPT Software must be downloaded to computer running presentation• Receiver must be plugged into USB port• Students must have “clickers” 13
  14. 14. 8/2/2011Step 3: Use interactive slide within presentation• Polling will open automatically when interactive slide is displayed• Toolbar displays in the upper right-hand corner of interactive slides – Green, “polling open” displayed• Close polling with a mouse click – Red, “polling closed” displayed Are you having fun yet?? Interactive “Clicker” Slide 14
  15. 15. 8/2/2011 One thing to remember. . .• Once polling information is gathered for a slide, polling will remain closed until that slide is reset• To reset a slide: – Press “Esc” to leave presentation mode – “Reset” on TPT Toolbar – Choose resetting option that is best for you • Reset current slide: resets current slide • Reset all slides: resets all slides but saves data to same file • Reset session: erases all memory of session and saves to new file How to use TurningPoint Technology (TPT)1. Begin/open existing presentation with TPT2. Create an interactive slide3. Use interactive slide within presentation4. Save polling data5. ‘Extras’ options 15
  16. 16. 8/2/2011 Save polling data• End the PowerPoint presentation that you are giving• Click “Save Session” on the TPT toolbar – It is the image of the disk 16
  17. 17. 8/2/2011 Save polling data• End the PowerPoint presentation that you are giving• Click “Save Session” on the TPT toolbar – It is the image of the disk• Locate and open saved file – It will have a TPT icon above it Save polling data• Graph – Number of correct responses – Number of responses per answer, etc.• Data manipulation: – Compare answers among individuals – Compare between sessions – Compare “teams” of people within a single session 17
  18. 18. 8/2/2011 How to use TurningPoint Technology (TPT)1. Begin/open existing presentation with TPT2. Create an interactive slide3. Use interactive slide within presentation4. Save polling data5. ‘Extras’ options “Extras’ Options• Add slide instantaneously during a presentation. While on the slide of interest in presentation mode: – Press “F5” key – Type in questions and answers – Hit “Insert”• Add “on the fly” slide from TPT show bar – While presenting interactive slide page, click on “on the fly” icon Special features:• Most special features can be found under Insert Object: 18
  19. 19. 8/2/2011Special Features 19
  20. 20. 8/2/2011 More advanced options:• Insert images instead of text answers• Track individual participants• Track teams of participants• Create slides to rank items• Use conditional branching to control order of slides based on audience responses If they were available, I would use “clickers” in my classroom… Interactive “Clicker” Slide 20
  21. 21. 8/2/2011 Questions? Contact Me Justin KeelAllegany College of Maryland Technologies Building T-27 jkeel@allegany.edu (301) 784 5636 21

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