Many teachers have caught on to the value of using student response systems in the classroom. In our district, we are fortunate to have access to two key brands – TurningPoint and iRespond.
The TurningPoint kits have more longevity in the district and will be the focus of this article. TurningPoint allows us to poll our students using PowerPoint, web-based applications and PDFs, and printed (self-paced) documents. The first step in the process is to download the TurningPoint software. You can find the software in the Technology Support Center (http://tsc.clayton.k12.ga.us). The second step in the process is to determine the type of “clickers” that are available at your school. If you are interested in self-paced polling, the TurningPoint NXT devices are the only clickers that are able to accomplish this task.
See the types of TurningPoint clickers that are available in the district.
Version 3 (NXT)
Every teacher should master the “Poll Anywhere” version of the software. It will allow a user to poll on any web-based or computer-based software.
Check out the video below as Reeshard Scott explains the process for using Poll Anywhere.