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TurningPoint Professional Development Kemp Primary

Title of Unit
Curriculum Area
Developed By

Using Clickers in the Classroom

Ben Harris

Grade Level
Time Frame

Elementary Teachers
45 min.

Identify Desired Results (Stage 1)

Content Standards
2. Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
a. Design adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity
c. Customize and personalize learning activities to address students diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources
d. Provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards, and use resulting data to
inform learning and teaching.


Essential Questions

Overarching Understanding
Participants will understand that
There are 2 main components of the TurningPoint system.
There are different ways to analyze participants in the TurningPoint
A presentation has to be interactive in order to poll a session.
A correct answer indicator is necessary to visually confirm answers
for students

Related Misconceptions
TurningPoint will operate without the software.
Correct answers are identified when the they are chosen in the
scoring toolbar.


How do hardware and software come together to make

TurningPoint functional?

How do we identify or not identify students who use the system?

How do we determine a pollable slide from an ordinary slide?

What is necessary to provide a visual cue for students to know
the correct answer after a poll?



Students will know

Students will be able to

TurningPoint is a type of Electronic Voting System or Student

Response System
TurningPoint can be download from the Technology Support Center
A receiver is a USB connected device that receives information from
the clickers
An Interactive slide is a slide that takes voting (response)
A clicker is a unique device that transmits responses to the USB

Launch the TurningPoint software

Create a TurningPoint interactice slide in PowerPoint
Create and/or identify a situation for Participant lists
Add a correct answer indicator to an interactive slide.

Assessment Evidence (Stage 2)

Performance Task Description

Students will install and or locate TurningPoint, create interactive slides, create a participant list, add correct answer indicators.
K-2 students
Formative classroom assessment.
TurningPoint Presentation
ISTE NETS T 2 a, c, d.

Other Evidence
Participants will also take a formative assessment covering components of the training.

Learning Plan (Stage 3)

Where are your students headed? Where have
they been? How will you make sure the
students know where they are going?
How will you hook students at the beginning of

The K-2 Teachers will either experience TurningPoint for the first time, or they will review
components of creating an interactive presentation.
Participants will be hooked with the ability to assess students without having to tediously grade

the unit?
What events will help students experience and
explore the big idea and questions in the unit?
How will you equip them with needed skills and
How will you cause students to reflect and
rethink? How will you guide them in rehearsing,
revising, and refining their work?
How will you help students to exhibit and selfevaluate their growing skills, knowledge, and
understanding throughout the unit?
How will you tailor and otherwise personalize
the learning plan to optimize the engagement
and effectiveness of ALL students, without
compromising the goals of the unit?
How will you organize and sequence the
learning activities to optimize the engagement
and achievement of ALL students?

Participants will have frequent opportunities for hands on activities.

Participants will have frequent opportunites to rework and revise the creation of their
Students will have opportunities to share work to the Edmodo group to critique and exhibit
Participants will have the opportunity to create presentations that are specific to their grade
level and ask questions.
The session will be organized based on the abilities of the group.