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Introduction to Peer Instruction – Dr. Eric Mazur
Teaching with Classroom Response Systems – Dr. Derek Bruff
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Training Updates 5/26

We’re working hard to get these tutorials completed for TurningPoint Anywhere Mac and PC. We’re nearly finished with the Mac tutorials, and hope to have them done by the time the software is released. The PC ones might be a few days behind, but I think everyone will be pleased with them.

As for me, I’m getting ready to head to NC State next week, and will continue with a very busy month on the road. This looks like it’s going to be a crazy summer in the training department!

Submitted by lawmandy on Tue, 05/26/2009 – 9:52am.
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My limited uses are growing

So I’ve been wondering how to catalog what I’ve been using this technology to accomplish and thought I’d put a couple here:

-norming papers with faculty. We used an assignment and several previous submissions of different quality, using clickers we solicited responses on different parts of a rubric to obtain consensus and more importantly we discussed what and why things were important to the success of the learning.

-collecting demographic and survey data for class pilot studies; great for collecting multiple sesions and easy to combine afterwards

Submitted by jpelleg1 on Thu, 05/14/2009 – 11:29am.
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Disrupting Class with the iPod Touch

Clayton Christensen’s book “Disrupting Class” is a call to action for educators to use technologies in innovative ways in order to customize their teaching to meet the needs of the students. Clearly the implementation of iPod Touches or iPhones can offer K-20 an innovative tool for disrupting the norms of education.

Submitted by tsartori on Wed, 05/13/2009 – 3:10am.
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Beneficial Use of TurningPoint Student Response Systems

Good Morning!

It’s been awhile since my last blog posting, things have been pretty busy around here at Turning Technologies. You will see alot of new things in the near future. Yay! Anyways, I was just reviewing a blog that …