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Clickers or audience response systems are tools used to rapidly measure and analyze an audience's response to a poll.
 
Clickers or audience response systems are tools used to rapidly measure and analyze an audience's response to a poll.
  
The video format is H.264 video compression, AAC audio compression, MP4 files format.
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At the University of Wyoming Extension, we primarily use [http://www.turningtechnologies.com/ Turning Technologies] audience response systems. It is available for both PCs and Macs.
  
The lens type is fixed-focus (1.5m to infinity) with a f/2.4 (fast lens for great results in low-light environments) aperture and a smooth multi-step 2x digital zoom.
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Audience response systems typically are software applications which capture responses from electronic devices. The ARS software will normally provide instructors with the ability to add special slides to PowerPoint. Depending on the vendor other options are available.
  
Further specifications for all Flip Video Cameras can be found on their [http://www.theflip.com/en-us/products/specs.aspx Web site].
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Here are the software downloads for both PC and Mac for [http://www.turningtechnologies.com/responsesystemsupport/downloads/ Turning Technologies]
  
 
==Essential Requirements==
 
==Essential Requirements==
The Flip Camera will work on a Mac or PC computer with a USB port. Flip videos can be downloaded with the Flip Camera software or videos can be downloaded directly to a computer with a file sharing software.
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The Turning Technologies clickers will work on a Mac or PC computer with a USB port. You must also have the Turning Technologies receiver and transmitters (clickers). TurningPoint response can also be capture from mobile devices and laptops with [http://www.turningtechnologies.com/audienceresponseproducts/responseoptions/responseware/ ResponseWare].
 
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===Equipment===
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The only required equipment is the Flip camera and a computer with a USB port.
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[http://www.theflip.com/en-us/products/accessories.aspx theFlip.com] does have accessories for the Flip camera to extend its capabilities such as a wide angle lens, tripod, underwater housing, and power adapter.
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[http://store.theflip.com/en-us/products/flipsharetv.aspx Flipshare TV] lets you watch your flip videos on your TV or HDTV.
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===Software===
 
===Software===
Software for both Windows and the Mac can be found at the [http://www.theflip.com/en-us/App/fvsw/5.x/update/ Flip upgrade site].
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Software for both Windows and the Mac can be found at the [http://www.turningtechnologies.com/responsesystemsupport/downloads/ TurningPoint upgrade site].
  
 
==Learning resources information==
 
==Learning resources information==
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* [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470288930?ie=UTF8&tag=teachwithclas-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0470288930 Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments]
 
* [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470288930?ie=UTF8&tag=teachwithclas-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0470288930 Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments]
 
* [http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/docs/classroom-response-system-clickers-bibliography/ Classroom Response System (“Clickers”) Bibliography]
 
* [http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/docs/classroom-response-system-clickers-bibliography/ Classroom Response System (“Clickers”) Bibliography]
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* [http://www4.uwm.edu/ltc/srs/faculty/docs/7things.pdf 7 things you should know about... Clickers] (PDF)
  
 
===Key Web links===
 
===Key Web links===
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Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand clickers and their capabilities.
 
Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand clickers and their capabilities.
  
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* [http://www.turningtechnologies.com/responsesystemsupport/productguidesmanuals/ TurningPoint Product Guides & Manuals]
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* [http://www.turningtechnologies.com/responsesystemsupport/producttraining/training-documents/ TurningPoint Training Documents]
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* [http://www.turningtechnologies.com/responsesystemsupport/producttraining/self-paced-training-courses/ TurningPoint Self-Paced Training Courses]
 
* [http://cidd.mansfield.ohio-state.edu/workshops/documentation/twelvetips.pdf Twelve tips for using a computerised interactive audience response system] (PDF)
 
* [http://cidd.mansfield.ohio-state.edu/workshops/documentation/twelvetips.pdf Twelve tips for using a computerised interactive audience response system] (PDF)
* [http://www.pccua.edu/assessment/Web%20Page%20Documents/clicker_primer.pdf  
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* [http://www.pccua.edu/assessment/Web%20Page%20Documents/clicker_primer.pdf Effective Use of the Audience Response System: A Prime] (PDF)
Effective Use of the Audience Response System: A Prime] (PDF)
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* [http://www.ipfw.edu/celt/technology/PDFs/ClickerTips.pdf Successfully Using Clickers in the Classroom]
 
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====Business====
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Here are a number of great ideas for using Flip Cameras in a business environment.
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* [http://technology.inc.com/hardware/articles/201003/flip.html?partner=newsletter_Technology Five Ways Pocket Video Betters Business]
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* [http://www.utahpulse.com/featured_article/how-use-a-flip-video-camera-business How to Use a Flip Video Camera for Business]
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====Education====
 
====Education====
 
Here are a number of great ideas for using clickers in a education environment.
 
Here are a number of great ideas for using clickers in a education environment.
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* [http://www.citl.ohiou.edu/quickstarts/clickers/stub.html Using Clickers in the Classroom]
 
* [http://derekbruff.com/teachingwithcrs/ Resources for engaging and assessing students with clickers]
 
* [http://derekbruff.com/teachingwithcrs/ Resources for engaging and assessing students with clickers]
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* [http://www.lifescied.org/cgi/content/full/6/1/9 Clickers in the Large Classroom: Current Research and Best-Practice Tips]
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* [http://derekbruff.com/teachingwithcrs/?p=3 A Few Clickers Resources]
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* [http://www.suite101.com/content/10-personal-response-systems-teaching-strategies-a159078 10 Personal Response Systems Teaching Strategies]
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* [http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/ClickersintheClassroomAnActive/157458 Clickers in the Classroom: An Active Learning Approach]
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* [http://www.sas.upenn.edu/computing/instructional/clickers/ Using "clickers" in the classroom]
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* [http://www.slideshare.net/rnja8c/using-clickers-in-the-classroom-posted Using Clickers in the Classroom]
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* [http://www4.uwm.edu/ltc/srs/faculty/best_practices.cfm Best Practices]
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* [http://cnx.org/content/m26449/latest/ Using clickers in the classroom -- Writing effective questions]
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* [http://www.wku.edu/teaching/booklets/clickers.html Clicking with Clickers: Questioning Effectively]
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* [http://campustechnology.com/articles/2008/09/using-classroom-clickers-to-engage-every-student.aspx Using Classroom Clickers To Engage Every Student]
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* [http://theactiveclass.com/2010/07/21/common-challenges-in-using-clickers-aaptsm10/ Common challenges in using clickers]
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* [http://www.sandiego.edu/cee/programs/events/technologypresentations/Laumakis_Clickers.pdf Clickers: Using Classroom Response Systems to Enhance Student Learning]
  
====Hacking the Flip Camera====
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====Clickerless Polling Systems====
Here are a number of great ways that you can improve your Flip Camera.
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Here are a number of great ways that you poll an audience without clickers.
* [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-mod-flip-ultrahd-video-camera-for-telephoto-and-wide-angle-lenses-380272/ How to mod a Flip UltraHD video camera for telephoto and wide-angle lenses]
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* [http://www.polleverywhere.com/ Poll Everywhere]
* [http://www.jakeludington.com/camcorder/20101107_how_to_add_night_vision_to_a_flip_camera.html How to Add Night Vision to a Flip Camera]
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* [http://themobilelearner.wordpress.com/2007/11/27/polling-by-cell-phone-can-we-completely-by-pass-clickers/ Polling by Cell Phone – Can We Completely By-Pass Clickers?]
* [http://nicheblogpro.com/blogging/video-blogging-how-to-see-yourself-when-recording-with-the-flip-camera/ Video blogging: How to see yourself when recording with the Flip camera]
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* [http://www.readwriteweb.com/start/2009/10/6-great-twitter-quiz-and-polli.php 6 Great Twitter Quiz and Polling Apps]
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* [http://www.microsoft.com/multipoint/mouse-mischief/en-us/default.aspx Microsoft Mouse Mischief]
  
====Resources====
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===Video Tutorials===
* [http://sites.google.com/site/ctap4flipit/Home/resources Resources for Using the Flip Camera]
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Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use the TurningPoint response systems.
  
====Video Production====
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* [http://trainingportal.turningtechnologies.com/ TurningPoint Tutorials]
Here are some great tips and tricks for improving filming and post production.
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* [http://www.turningtechnologies.com/responsesystemsupport/producttraining/presentations/ TurningPoint Presentations]
* [http://www.techlearning.com/blogs/34486 Free Software To Make That Flip Video Experience Even Better]
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* [http://www.turningtechnologies.com/responsesystemsupport/producttraining/webinar-archives/ TurningPoint Archived Webinars]
* [http://ittrainingtips.iu.edu/powerpoint/insert-flip-video-footage-into-a-powerpoint-2007-presentation/04/2009 Insert Video Footage from a Flip Camera Into a PowerPoint Presentation]
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* [http://derekbruff.com/teachingwithcrs/?p=771 Using Clickers to Engage Students in the Classroom]
* [http://www.flipvideospotlight.com/resources/shooting.aspx Shooting Tips]
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* [http://technologizer.com/2009/01/19/secrets-of-managing-your-flip-video-collection/ Secrets of Managing your Flip Video Collection]
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===Video Tutorials===
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==References==
Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use the Flip Camera.
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxAIAqM5TVk Flip Video for the YouTube generation]
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* [http://www.robinstechtips.com/?p=370 Flip Cameras 101]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_rZKOK8DwU&fmt=22 Flip Video Spotlight Camcorder Basics]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/user/flipvideospotlight#p/u/12/NG1LKJ_ZRrk Flip Video Spotlight Shooting Tips]
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==References==
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[[Category:Audience response systems]]
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[[Category:Clickers]]

Latest revision as of 17:44, 27 June 2012

Clickers (Audience Response Systems)

Release status: new

Description Clickers or audience response systems are tools used to rapidly measure and analyze an audience's response to a poll..
Author(s) Stan Skrabut (skrabutTalk)
Email Stan Skrabut
Location Room 120
University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture
Phone 307-766-3722
Last Updated 1 February, 2011


Contents

[edit] Description

Clickers or audience response systems are tools used to rapidly measure and analyze an audience's response to a poll.

At the University of Wyoming Extension, we primarily use Turning Technologies audience response systems. It is available for both PCs and Macs.

Audience response systems typically are software applications which capture responses from electronic devices. The ARS software will normally provide instructors with the ability to add special slides to PowerPoint. Depending on the vendor other options are available.

Here are the software downloads for both PC and Mac for Turning Technologies

[edit] Essential Requirements

The Turning Technologies clickers will work on a Mac or PC computer with a USB port. You must also have the Turning Technologies receiver and transmitters (clickers). TurningPoint response can also be capture from mobile devices and laptops with ResponseWare.

[edit] Software

Software for both Windows and the Mac can be found at the TurningPoint upgrade site.

[edit] Learning resources information

[edit] Reading List

Here are a number of articles and books worth reading on the use of clickers.

[edit] Key Web links

[edit] Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand clickers and their capabilities.

[edit] Education

Here are a number of great ideas for using clickers in a education environment.

[edit] Clickerless Polling Systems

Here are a number of great ways that you poll an audience without clickers.

[edit] Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use the TurningPoint response systems.

[edit] References