TurningPoint is a company that makes student response systems and has two capabilities: hardware based ‘clickers’ and software-based (mobile phone, tablet or laptop) responses. The system can be used with both technologies active at once.
The mobile/laptop specific feature of TurningPoint’s offering is called ResponseWare. ResponseWare will permit students to interact in the same ways as traditional “clickers,” i.e. answer multiple-choice, alpha-numeric, and multiple response questions. However, students will also be able to respond to open-ended essays by typing their answers into their laptop or smartphone.
DISCLAIMER: STUDENTS, NOT ALL INSTRUCTORS ALLOW THIS OPTION, SO ALWAYS ASK YOUR PROFESSOR IF THIS IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CLASS.
Turning Technologies makes it possible to respond wherever there is a Wi-Fi or data connection using laptops and supported mobile devices. A list of supported devices and system requirements is available here.