Turning Point 4 guides

There are some self-study resources to help you learn to use zappers – at the moment they refer to the previous version (4.2) and will be updated as soon as possible:

  • A Quick Step-by-step Guide to Zappers – one sheet of A4 with all the info you need. Now updated for Turning Point 5.
  • How to Use Turning Point zappers in a Common Learning Space – (Turning Point 5) this PDF set of screenshots takes you step-by-step through using zappers in a CLS.
  • Using Zappers in a Common Learning Space – (Turning Point 4) this 8-minute video takes you through the whole process and includes advice on dealing with non-functional handsets.
  • Creating questions using Turning Point – (Turning point 4) this 8-minute video describes the range of question types and shows you how to create and test them.
  • Analysis of the data from a Zapper session – (Turning Point 4) this 5-minute video describes how to save the data from a session and access it later as a user-friendly Excel spreadsheet.
  • Using the Turning Point Showbar – (Turning Point 4) this 7-minute video describes how the showbar can be used to manage questions during a presentation and includes useful techniques such as peer instruction and data slicing.
  • Using a PresenterCard with Turning Point zappers – this 2-minute video shows you how to pair a PresenterCard so you can remotely control your presentations.
  • Using the Participant Monitor – this 4-minute video describes how to review the performance of the whole group and individual students during a lecture.
  • Confidence Levels – (Turning Point 4) this 5-minute video describes how you can assess how confident your students were with their answer choices so you can adapt your teaching appropriately.
  • Using Participant Lists – (Turning Point 4) this 11-minute video shows you how to create a participant list that will enable you to record the scores of individual students as they answer a series of questions in a Tuning Point presentation. It shows you how those students can register their handsets in-class, so that you can distribute the handsets quickly at the start of the session.
  • Adding equations to Turning Point quizzes – some advice about how to include math expressions in questions.
  • Instructions for students – these PowerPoint slides show students how to vote and how to check their zapper is working. You can use it as a stand-alone presentation or copy the slides to your own presentation as required.
  • How to fix zappers – if they randomly press the wrong combination of buttons (and they do) students can inadvertently stop their handsets working. This PowerPoint shows the 10-second procedure to get them working again.
  • Evaluation Template – this PowerPoint file has all of the standard ‘end of module’ evaluation questions, except the ones that require written answers. You can download this and edit as required.
  • Evaluation Template for Placements – this PowerPoint file has ‘end of module’ evaluation questions including a few that are only applicable to students on placement. You can download this and edit as required.

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