*** We are no longer supporting Turning Point 5. We are currently using and supporting Turning Point Cloud. For more information see below, refer to Turning Technologies or contact the Digital Corner ***
Student Response Systems or Audience Response System (ARS), is a technology used to promote active learning in classrooms. TurningPoint Cloud, a solution from Turning Technologies, is the main university supported Student Response System solution. The system allows groups of people to participate in polling activities, vote on a topic, take a survey or answer a question. The responses are tabulated and displayed back to the participants. Student Response Systems have been around for several decades but have gained increasing popularity in educational classrooms in recent years.
Recent research on Student Response Systems found using clickers in the classroom had a measurable impact on students in the following areas:
Attendance – Students who know they will be assessed attendance points via clicker input are more likely to show up for class.
Preparation for Class – Students come to class more prepared for quizzes and with completed homework.
Enthusiasm – Improved atmosphere in the classroom and increased student enthusiasm for learning.
Attentiveness – Students will stay more attentive and focused throughout the entire class as questions are posed and answered.
Participation – Reaches all learners, even quiet or shy students have a voice, so the entire class can participate in the lesson.
Confidence in Learning – Students can answer questions more confidently when there is no stigma of being incorrect.
Student Understanding – By seeing their answers compared to others, students can gauge their understanding of the material and focus their review.
Collaboration – Clicker activities such as polling questions, stimulates discussion among students, allowing them to interact with each other.
Active Learning – Interaction and participation in collaborative discussions increases student engagement, and their level of activity in the learning process.
Decide which option to use in class
** All options require a license- the new clickers come bundled with the required license. For those students choosing a used clicker, they are also required to purchase a license for the data to be collected. For Response Ware an app and license is required**
How to save your students money
To get started:
Licenses are required for all clickers and mobile devices and are available at the WCU Bookstore on the Turning Technologies store (accessible via your account)
How to save money
Additional Information and support: Turning Technologies Student Resource Page
Turning on the Clicker – It is always on! Just press a button to “wake” it up!
Not Getting Points? - Make sure your device ID is registered
Not Getting Points?- Make sure your Turning Account License is validated
Not Getting Points? - Make sure your clicker has fresh batteries
Not Getting Points? Make sure you registered and set up your account using the widget on your class D2L page