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Best Practices in Higher Education for Integrating Student Response Systems into the Learning Environment 

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TurningPoint 2006 End of Life Notification

For anyone who still hasn't updated to TurningPoint 2008, please read the end of life notification for TurningPoint 2006Beginning August 31, 2009, TurningPoint 2006 will no longer be available for download or sale either domestically or internationally.

TurningPoint AnyWhere 2.0

Woo-hoo!  If you haven't heard yet, TurningPoint AnyWhere 2.0 is available for download for both Mac and PC.  It has a variety of new updates/enhancements, and the interface really looks great.

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!

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 I periodically like to check in on and saw a very interesting article - I think alot of you educators out there will find it beneficial.

Webinar Follow Up Resources

Webinar resources from our Spring 09 Series are now online.  I've also posted all questions submitted during the webinars to the TurningTalk forums for feedback and further discussion since we were not always able to get through the entire list during the one hour sessions.

Over 1,000 users registered to attend.  Thank you to all attendees for your  valuable feedback.

RemotePoll 1.1 Released

FYI:  The latest version of RemotePoll was released today.  RemotePoll allows for polling at remote locations.  Ideal for video conferencing or satellite broadcasts. 

There have been significant improvements in the ease of use  (No need to configure firewalls.)

Key highlights:

Not Just for the Classroom

One of the highlights of my position is that I’ve been able to either attend or hear about some of the more imaginative uses of student response. I know that most of your time is focused on teaching, learning activities, and engaging students in course work – a challenge I admire and respect all educators for taking on every day. The thought of 30 8 year-olds for 7+ hours intimidates me in a way words fail to express. lol

But what about the little moments you’ve carved out just for fun?

Video Conferencing & Student Response

One of the first technologies that I previously worked with (I'm not saying how long ago this was.) in an educational setting was video conferencing. Washington state was in the initial stages of implementing its K-20 system across the state, connecting every college and school district to a high-bandwidth statewide video and data network.

The TurningTalk Library – No Shhhh-ing Involved

During the numerous initial discussions of “What do we do first?” in TurningTalk, one concept always rose to the top of the list – provide a library of resources for users. Between our user conferences, tradeshow events, or on-site visits, users were always interested in learning more – past and current research, other successful ways to use student response systems, strategies, content... Like everyone else now connected to the information superhighway, our users wanted to gather as much information as possible.

Free Webinars

If you haven't already heard, Turning is offering several free webinars this month for our education users.

Higher Ed:
April 30th - 5:00 pm: Introduction to Peer Instruction, Dr. Eric Mazur
April 23rd – 12:00 pm: Teaching with Classroom Response Systems, Dr. Derek Bruff


Welcome to TurningTalk!

Welcome to TurningTalk – Turning Technologies’ new social learning community!

My name is Katherine Kahn. I am the Communications Manager for Turning Technologies' Education Division and have been with the company since August 2005. As Communications Manager I am involved in many different aspects of Turning including PR, web-based initiatives, marketing campaigns, events, and advertising. (Of course I will be keeping the advertising aspect to a minimum in TurningTalk! lol)

5 Steps to Improving Teaching

It's been really busy at work lately and it's getting late so I am going to make this post a quick one. I came across this well written article that discusses 5 Steps to Improving Teaching. I actually forwarded it onto one of my old teachers I still keep in contact with and she commented on how much she liked it. So I wanted to pass it onto all of you. http://www2.csusm.edu/fc/teachingandlearningf...

Higher Education Blog to Check Out

So in my recent surfing of the internet, I came across an interesting blog post I think all you Higher Education professors, instructors, IT professionals (I feel like an actor on Oscar night, accepting my award and not wanting to leave anyone out) and everyone else, you know who you are, might enjoy. It is from Dr. Derek Bruff a noted professor and student response enthusiast. He reveals to his readers a very interesting way he gathers questions from his students which he then uses as clicker questions. Check it out here http://derekbruff.com/teachingwithcrs/

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