Beginning OverviewFounded in 2002, Turning Technologies is headquartered in downtown Youngstown, Ohio. The company began with three goals in mind: to make response technology more affordable, easier to use, and better documented so that users could easily grasp its benefits. By 2007, the company was ranked as the fastest growing privately-owned software company in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine. After beginning in a 12-by-20 foot office with three employees, Turning is now home to 200 employees, many added in the 2011 year.Recent GrowthIn 2011, Turning continued to see 20% overall growth with profits of over $47 million. One of the contributing factors to its success included a strong international presence which saw approximately 50% growth. In order to meet the growing demand, Turning opened its first brick and mortar international office in Amsterdam, 2010. Today more than four million ResponseCards have been delivered worldwide. Products are available to purchase and rent in more than 100 countries.Continued InnovationTurning continues to remain innovative in the marketplace. The company has adopted an agile approach that allows for quick response to a dynamic marketplace with emerging needs. Turning readily elicits customer feedback, taking it into consideration during the development process to create the best products specifically designed with customers in mind. The company’s upcoming product release will cater to the existing customer base and provide unparalleled resources to an entirely new group of users.
Two parts of functionality: Students will have a device to give a response. Presenter will have a polling software.
Nobody should respond with “Not Familiar At All” since they just completed questions with a student response system.
Correct Answer: 27 percent according to “Student Response Systems: Interactivity in a Classroom Environment” (Horowitz, 1988)Example of… Engagement TheoryResearcher: Prensky – Application: Fastest Responder, Priority Ranking or Ranking Wizard
We’re more than a technology company, our solutions have the ability to transform education as both a pedagogical and accountability tool. Proper, Implementation is paramountTo name a few learning theories supported by our technology…Agile Teaching ---- Researcher: Bruff – Application: ask a question to gauge understanding. Adjust lecture to compensate the need.Assessment FOR Learning ---- Researcher: Stiggins – Application: Ability to give immediate feedback,Game-Based Learning ---- Researcher: Dede – Application: making classroom fun and more interactive, improve engagement.Peer Instruction ---- Researcher: Mazur – Application:
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Use this slide if you are speaking to Administrative/Educator participants.The participants can choose their Top 2 challenges.
TurningPoint is the first in-class assessment & student data collection system that allows faculty to collect data in PowerPoint, over-top of any application, as well as administer self-paced assessments in both Mac & PC environments. Fundamentally our application is broken down into three sections: Polling, Content, & Manage. No installation required. We have both the storage (4 gigs) and no storage receivers available. The no storage receiver is extremely compact and can fit two side-by-side in a Mac.
These are now your three polling options in TurningPoint. No need to open three separate programs. It’s all here, right at the start of TurningPoint.
Keep simple – this option is available for those who want more robust options. This is a clear differentiator. However, don’t spend too much time unless there are all PowerPoint/PC users in the room. If you have a group of PC/PowerPoint users that want the more robust features, schedule a separate time to go over with them.
In addition to outside of the typical classroom environment, field trips are another good example of using RCAW. Use this in your presentation after all anywhere polling questions are done.
TurningPoint user, Ian Beatty, Ph.D. an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of North Carolina at GreensboroIn 2006, Dr. Beatty directed a large NSF-funded study that focused on how teachers learn to use clicker-based pedagogy. His primary expertise lies in clicker-based pedagogy and other techniques for engaging students in active learning, on which he has conducted or co-conducted over 30 talks and workshops. His current interest, however, is broader: envisioning and exploring new, provocatively different ways to teach that might align better with how humans naturally learn and function.
This quote is in reference to the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) for the 8th grade class at Clayton County School District. This shows the impact over time of investing in a one to one clicker program. Clayton County is 75% saturated.The CRCT is designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the state adopted curriculum including the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) in reading, English/language arts, and mathematics and the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) in science and social studies. The assessments yield information on academic achievement at the student, class, school, system, and state levels. This information is used to diagnose individual student strengths and weaknesses as related to the instruction of the state adopted curriculum, and to gauge the quality of education throughout Georgia.Source: Are handheld clickers making a difference in the classroom? Narr. Rebecca Lindstrom. WXIA-TV Atlanta. Pacific and Southern Company, Inc. 25 April 2012 <http://www.11alive.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=239105>.
Triton from Turning Technologies is a highly secure, low to no bandwidth data collection system that eliminates the need for standard bubble sheets. The system combines the front end ease of paper bubble form test administration with the back end ease of having result data instantly available in an electronic format. Students enter answers to test questions using ResponseCard NXT clickers. Proctor software is stored on a USB drive and administers tests with one click. Collected data is backed up and stored in three locations, including a central administration portal that manages all testing elements. Triton is a secure, accurate and easy system designed to meet market needs from everyday formative assessments through enterprise-wide standardized exams, evaluations and certification testing. The system is complimentary to Turning Technologies existing polling solutions.
Click on the Turning Technologies icon to return to the Support Services and Programs slide.Our community of expert users will visit your campus to help promote positive instructional practices and share their campus experience with student response to you and your faculty.
Who is Turning Technologies? Global leader of response technology for interactive learning• Founded in 2002 in Youngstown, OH• Industry Leader in Student Response Technology• Over 4 million ResponseCards in use in over 94 countries• Over 50% of the Universities in the U.S.A. use our Solutions• Higher Ed, K-12, Corporate and International Sales Divisions
What is your experience with student response systems?0%33% 1. Expert0% 2. Very Familiar67%0% 3. Somewhat Familiar 4. A Little Familiar 5. Not Familiar At All
70% of students agreed they were more likely toparticipate because of the anonymity ofclicker technology.Source: “Learning By Remote Control: Exploring the Use of an Audience Response System as a Vehicle forContent Delivery” (Williams, 2003)
91% of students affirmed that they experienced deeper learning as a consequence of the discussions that follow clicker questions.Source: “Learning By Remote Control: Exploring the Use of an Audience Response System as a Vehicle forContent Delivery” (Williams, 2003)
Clickers made class material more engaging (87%),motivational (63%) and enhanced learning(73%).Source: “A Student Response System for Increasing Engagement, Motivation and Learning in High EnrollmentLectures” (Hall et al., 2005)
increase in attendance with the use of response technology.Source: “An Empirical Study of Personal Response Technology for Improving Attendance and Learning in aLarge Class” (Shapiro, 2009)
What percentage of test scores improved whenlearning was integrated with response technology? 33% 27% 1. 15% 23% 2. 27% 17% 3. 41% 4. 64% 1 2 3 4
Support Learning Theories Agile Teaching Quickly adapt course pace as well as alter course structure to suit the needs and abilities of students. Assessment FOR Learning Use clickers during lecture to check if students are making progress toward learning objectives. Game-Based Learning Use competitive exercises to challenge students against each other and create motivation for enhanced learning. Peer Instruction Engage students through activities that require them to apply the concepts being presented. Students explain those concepts to their peers.
The first Mac and PC poll in ANY environment solution! Polling Environments: Poll in PowerPoint Poll in Any Application Self-Paced Polling Instant Management of: Students Content Data
PowerPoint Polling Anywhere Polling Self-Paced PollingDeliver interactive Poll atop web pages, Poll assessments,PowerPoint presentations videos, documents or evaluations, and surveysusing seamlessly created any application using a that require participants toPowerPoint slides or floating interactive work at their own pace.imported TurningPoint toolbar.question lists.
Poll in ANY Application PowerPoint PDF Keynote Internet Word Etc.
Poll Native to PowerPoint Game Competition Demographic Data Slicing Conditional Branching Ranking Wizard Comparative Linking Moment to Moment Polling
Self-Paced Polling Use existing quizzes, exams, or create new ones Randomize multiple versions of your test Provide students with instant results Difficulty and discrimination index reporting Locks students out after test submission
Response Solutions ResponseCard RF LCD ResponseCard NXT Ideal for Formative & Summative Assessment Mobile Learning Solution• Radio frequency (RF) technology• Lightweight, durable, credit card sized • Alpha-numeric input • Appeals to todays mobile savvy, • Open ended questions digital native students• Visual confirmation of responses, battery life & frequency channel • Cell phone style text entry • All standard keypad functionality • Self-paced testing mode • Text entry capabilities • Supports fill-in-the-blank and essay • No need for additional hardware
Presenter Solutions PresenterCard PresenterWare• 200 foot range• Open and close polling• Repoll current slide• Toggle countdown timer • Available for iOS and Android devices• Navigate through presentation • Open and close polling instantly• Show/hide chart window, response grid and • View dynamic and final results before presentation displaying to the audience
Poll Without a Computer or Projector ResponseCard AnyWhere • Handheld receiver • Poll without a computer or projector • Display student results anywhere, anytime • Great for field trips
Why Turning Technologies’ Solutions? Ease of Use Learning Affordability Theories Flexibility/ Training/PD Adaptability Support & Resources
Expert users that share instructional practices and research basedpedagogical uses of clickers. Focus Areas Include: • Pedagogical uses of response technology • Effective authoring of purposeful content • Ways to differentiate instruction with clickers