Best Practices & Resources...
In order to learn how to best utilize our response technology, explore the resources below. We’ve got great tips on how to properly format presentations, what questions to ask and how you can use the system everyday for something new.
A number of researched-proven learning theories are ideal for use with response technologies. Teaching strategies that were difficult to implement become ideal with the use of immediate feedback in the learning environment.
Whitepaper: Transform the K-12 Learning Experience
Preparing Our Students for Our Future - The current focus on school improvement provides significant opportunities to move education forward at a pace that has not been previously experienced, and many believe there is a desperate need to do so. No Child Left Behind (NCLB, 2001) and the evolution of technology in the classroom have both had a tremendous influence on the way we teach our children and created the opportunity for us collectively to grow exponentially. Not simply by immersing ourselves in technology, but by embracing the new strategies that technology enables: creativity, collaboration, and connectivity – vital aspects to any learning environment.
Whitepaper: Performance Based Accountability Solution for Higher Education
Education is a process of teaching, learning, and outcomes related to a particular subject matter. The utilization of technology within this process can significantly impact both the instructor’s methods and the learner’s outcomes through increasing efficiency and diversifying instructional options. Few technologies have the ability to transform education as both a pedagogical and accountability tool. Turning Technologies’ student response systems [SRS] have consistently proven to enhance effective teaching methods and provide higher education institutions the ability to implement learning assessment processes, report student progress indicators and lead to measurable gains in student
retention, learning, degree completion and career competency.
100 Ideas for Using Student Response Systems
We've gathered a few of our ideas on how to use response technology in the classroom and beyond. Response technology is more than asking yes or no questions. Read how you can be just as creative.
50 Ideas for Using Audience Response Systems in Adult Learning Environments
Looking to engage your adult learners and maximize the use of your TurningPoint response technology? Look through these strategies and approaches to find a solution to your unique learning objectives.
Using Response Systems in Writing
Don’t think English is a subject that you can use response systems in? Think again! We've got some helpful tips on how to best integrate in writing exercises.
Test Item Analysis
Ensure the questions you are writing are the right ones. Check for validity and reliability of each test item as well as the test as a whole.
Tips on how to construct a test overall and the differences between each assessment. Review these helpful tips on how to create a test that produces useful results.
Writing Multiple Choice Questions
Multiple choice questions are the core of every test. Dissect the parts of these essential questions and discover best practices and what to avoid when composing each item.
TurningPoint & ELL Students
Students whose first language is not English may require alternative instructional approaches and assessment procedures to benefit from content area instruction. The following teaching strategies and instructional practices may be used with ELL students in combination with a TurningPoint Student Response System.
General Presentation Tips & Tricks
Command the attention of your audience and ensure that material is resonating with participants. A few simple tricks will engage all attendees for the duration of your lecture.
TurningPoint Tips & Tricks
Specific to our TurningPoint users, here are some general tips to keep in mind. A few simple steps will have you using TurningPoint like a professional.
Turning Technologies invites its customers to share best practices and useful tips