Turning To Release 4th-Generation Response System
Turning Technologies will release a new version of its student response system, TurningPoint. The new version, TurningPoint 2008, along with the company's new ResponseCard XR keypad, will begin shipping later this summer.
TurningPoint 2008 is the fourth generation of the student response software tool. The software is designed to bring classroom interactivity to Microsoft PowerPoint presentations when used with response hardware, such as the forthcoming ResponseCard XR keypad. New features in TurningPoint 2008 include:
- Roughly 30,000 K-12 standards-aligned content questions;
- Plug and play hardware setup;
- A polling software bundle, TurningPoint AnyWhere, which supports Web browsers, PDFs, and Word documents;
- New reporting options; and
- Customizable save locations.
Also shipping this summer is Turning's ResponseCard XR, an RF-based response keypad that includes a multi-line LCD display, two-way response verification, alphanumeric entry, and support for essay and short-answer questions. The new version also adds self-registration capabilities, channel number indicator, battery life indicator, and a USB port for firmware updates.
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