Plug in the Receiver › The best place to plug in the USB receiver is in your SmartBoard speaker. › This provides an unobstructed line of signal. › It also leaves your USB ports free in your laptop! › From the TurningPoints toolbar, select Tools>Settings. › Select the Polling Test tab. › Select the Start Test button. › Press a key on each response device to be used. › Select End Test button. › Select the Done button.
Your TurningPoints Presentation › Open an existing PowerPoint to add Formative Assessment options. › Create a new PowerPoint Presentation
Open the Office button. Select “Open” Choose a PowerPoint file to upload Open
After opening TurningPoint 2008, make sure the TurningPoint 2008 ribbon is selected. Insert Slides. › Blank Slides or Question Slides
To open a blank slide: › Click Home ribbon>New Slide To open a question slide: › Select TurningPoint ribbon › Open the Drop Down menu by “Insert Slide” › Choose the graphic that best fits your question type. › Different graphics represent data in various ways.
Using the TurningPoint 2008 settings pane on the right: › Once you’ve entered your answer options, you will need to indicate which answer is correct. › Also, if the question lends itself to multiple responses, you should indicate that in the multiple response drop down menu. › The settings pane is also where you will select which participant list you would like the software to save responses from.
Objects can be added to both new and existing presentations on Question Slides! › The “Charts” tab can be used to convert PowerPoint slides into interactive TurningPoints slides. › “Animated 2D/3D” will add dimension to response charts in new and existing PowerPoints. › “Answer Now” will provide several graphics that can be used to prompt students to--Answer Now. › “Countdown” counts down to the time when response is due. › “Response Counter” tracks the number of completed responses. › “Response Table” helps you identify who has responded and in what time frame. › “Correct Response Indicator” provides an image for the correct response. › “Stats” will provide Mean, Median, Variance, and Standard Deviation of responses.
Create a Participant List › Open Excel and copy your class data. › From the Turning Point ribbon, select Participants, then Participant List Wizard. › Select education and click next. › The participant list is set, so just click next. › Skip the group screen by clicking next. › Name your list and click finish. › You will then need to paste your data in. › Once your list is created, it will be listed in the participant list column.
Reset the Session › Will remove any responses taken during that particular session. You will have the option of resetting one slide, or all slides. Resetting is especially useful when giving the same assessment multiple times.
Running the Presentation › You can run your presentation through the Slide Show ribbon or by using the slide show button in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Saving the Session › Saving the session is important if you intend to run a report of student responses. › Session will only save if there have been clicker responses; otherwise, you should just save the presentation file.
Generate Reports › Save your session to your documents. › Under the TurningPoint ribbon, select “Tools”>”Reports” › Scroll in the “Sessions” tab and select and highlight the session you wish to generate a report for. › With it highlighted, choose the “Reports” tab, and select the type of report that you want. › Select report type>Generate Report>report will be uploaded into Excel.
Free Resources › http://turningtalk.turningtechnologies.com › Select “Account” to register. › After your register, open the confirmation email to follow the link which will activate your account. Shared Content › Under the “Shared Content” tab, you can search for PowerPoint presentations using TurningPoints that have already been created; or you can upload one you’ve created.