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A number of you are asking whether it’s possible for students to use Turning Technologies’ ResponseWare software on their mobile devices instead of buying clickers. We’ve examined this issue carefully, and have concluded that we should strongly urge faculty to not use ResponseWare for the following reasons:
Let's break things. Testing.
You should always be sure to prepare your classroom materials using the current version of the TurningPoint software in use at Humboldt State University. The following TurningPoint applications are supported at HSU:
This software was updated in Fall 2012.
Click on the appropriate link below to download the HSU version of TurningPoint software onto your laptop or other computer you plan to use to prepare clicker-driven instructional materials:
Clicker training sessions are available at the beginning of each semester (Spring and Fall) and throughout the year for both new users and returning users looking for a refresher. Instructional sessions run about 90 minutes and cover software installation, database and presentation creation, class information reviews, and uploading files. They may be broken into several sessions to fit your schedule. We also do both individual and group sessions for Departments.
Here are some tips and tricks for getting the most out of clicker use in the classroom:
Make time for clickers during class
Don't set your expectations too high - especially in the beginning
As you research whether clickers are right for your classes, HSU coursework development specialists recommend you explore these links:
Check out these and other article listings at the Educause website: