Adapting Power-points to be CLICKER ready
My personal favorite setting is the "Add-in Always Loaded" setting. When set to 'true' this enables users to open PowerPoint presentations directly without needing to launch from the TurningPoint icon and have the TurningPoint toolbar/ribbon.
The default setting is 'false' and to change this setting use the following steps:
1. Close all PowerPoint presentations.
2. Launch TurningPoint from the TurningPoint icon.
3. Select 'Tools' from the TurningPoint ribbon/tab.
4. Select 'Settings'.
5. Select 'Presentation'.
6. The first setting under 'Misc.' is the Add-in Always Loaded which needs to be set to True.
Once you have set this to True, it is no longer necessary to open TurningPoint
and browse for a PowerPoint instead, simply open any PowerPoint
and your the TurningPoint tools will always be there!
Here are Links and sites to check out and videos.
The professor, Dr. Eric Mazur helps to prepare the mindset for the types of questions, critical thinking questions, that you want to ask when using clickers.
The Turning Technologies website has a subsection for teachers to share ideas and polling slides with each other – K-12 is broken out separately
Getting Started Video – A video that covers downloading the software, an overview of the Dashboard and examples of the different Polling environments. It is a quick 7 minute video that can help with the basic concepts and design of TurningPoint.
TurningPoint Training Guides - Step by step documents for each Polling environment.
Learning Management System Guides - Learning Management System specific instructions for students and instructors.
Turning Technologies Tutorials - Online video tutorials and overviews for both the software and the LMS integrations.
Instructor-Led Training Classes - Public training classes on all of our products available throughout the week.