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Clicking Your Way to an Interactive Classroom

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Presentation given August 24, 2011 to the Hope for Hyndman Charter School

Presentation given August 24, 2011 to the Hope for Hyndman Charter School

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  • 1. 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 Maryland
  • 2. TurningPoint Technology (TPT):
    Create interactive (“question”) slides whereby lecturer can poll students and display results instantaneously
  • 3. Have you ever used “clickers” in the classroom (as student or teacher)
    Interactive “Clicker” Slide
  • 4. Clickers in Your Classroom - YouTube
    Video Available at
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peyfS4Sp3-A
  • 5. On average, how much high school course information is presented in a lecture-style format?
    Interactive “Clicker” Slide
  • 6. What was the average lecture duration for students in higher education?
    Interactive “Clicker” Slide
  • 7. What is the average human attention span?
    Interactive “Clicker” Slide
    Source: TurningPoint Technologies
  • 8. Result:
    Lecture-based Curriculum
    Lecture Length >> Attention span
    DECREASED Retention
  • 9. Result:
    Audience Participation
    INCREASED Retention
    Audience response system significantly improves short-term retention and scores increase after a 3 month follow-up retest
    Source: Rubio, Bassignani, White, and Brant. Effect of an Audience Response System on Resident Learning and Retention of Lecture Material. 2008.
  • 10. 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
  • 11. TurningPoint Technology (TPT)
    Software (needed to create interactive presentation):
    Hardware (needed to present interactive presentation):
    Response Devices (“Clickers”)
    USB Receiver
    Obtain from CD or online- it’s free!
    3 PARTS:
  • 12. How to use TurningPoint Technology (TPT)
    Begin/open existing presentation with TPT
    Create an interactive slide
    Use interactive slide within presentation
    Save polling data
    ‘Extras’ options
  • 13. How to use TurningPoint Technology (TPT)
    Begin/open existing presentation with TPT
    Create an interactive slide
    Use interactive slide within presentation
    Save polling data
    ‘Extras’ options
  • 14. Step 1: Begin/open existing presentation with TPT
    Click on the TP icon to open program
  • 15.
  • 16. 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 click
  • 17.
  • 18. Step 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.)
  • 19.
  • 20. TOOLBARS
    PowerPoint Toolbar – use for creating/editing presentation
    TPT Toolbar – use for INTERACTIVE slides only!
  • 21. How to use TurningPoint Technology (TPT)
    Begin/open existing presentation with TPT
    Create an interactive slide
    Use interactive slide within presentation
    Save polling data
    ‘Extras’ options
  • 22. Step 2: Create an Interactive Slide
    On TPT toolbar, click on “Insert Slide”
    Choose the type of slide to insert
  • 23. Interactive slide has three elements:
    • Question region
    • 24. Answers region
    • 25. Chart region
  • Step 2: Create an Interactive Slide
    Only TWO rules:
  • 26. ALWAYS ENTER QUESTION IN THE QUESTION BOX!
  • 27. ALWAYS ENTER ANSWERS IN THE ANSWER BOX!
  • 28. Step 2: Create an Interactive Slide
    Only TWO rules:
    1. Type questions into question box
    2. Type answers into answer box
  • 29. Follow the two rules, chart will change automatically!
  • 30. 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
  • 31. ter
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  • 36. 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 added
  • 37. Review Question 1
    What is the name of the fibromuscular fold (arrow) that demarcates the duodenum from the jejunum?
    Duodenojejunal sphincter
    Lesser omentum
    Ligament of Treitz
    Small intestinal fold
  • 38. Do you understand how to create your own interactive slide?
    Interactive “Clicker” Slide
  • 39. Do you think you could create an interactive slide from home?
    Interactive “Clicker” Slide
  • 40. How to use TurningPoint Technology (TPT)
    Begin/open existing presentation with TPT
    Create an interactive slide
    Use interactive slide within presentation
    Save polling data
    ‘Extras’ options
  • 41. Step 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”
  • 42. Step 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
  • 43.
  • 44. Are you having fun yet??
    Interactive “Clicker” Slide
  • 45. 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
  • 46.
  • 47. How to use TurningPoint Technology (TPT)
    Begin/open existing presentation with TPT
    Create an interactive slide
    Use interactive slide within presentation
    Save polling data
    ‘Extras’ options
  • 48. 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
  • 49.
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  • 51. 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
  • 52.
  • 53. 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
  • 54. How to use TurningPoint Technology (TPT)
    Begin/open existing presentation with TPT
    Create an interactive slide
    Use interactive slide within presentation
    Save polling data
    ‘Extras’ options
  • 55. “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
  • 56. Special features:
    Most special features can be found under Insert Object:
  • 57. Special Features
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  • 61. 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
  • 62. If they were available, I would use “clickers” in my classroom…
    Interactive “Clicker” Slide
  • 63. Questions?
  • 64. Contact Me
    Justin Keel
    Allegany College of Maryland
    Technologies Building
    T-27
    jkeel@allegany.edu
    (301) 784 5636

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