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TurningPoint Cloud Guides

The Learning Enhancement and Support Team have produced two guides, one for staff and one for students on how to use TurningPoint Cloud, the school’s student response system. TurningPoint Cloud turns students’ mobile devices into interactive response tools. By authoring questions directly into PowerPoint and asking students to respond, the traditional

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TEL Lunches

Throughout Spring, the Learning Enhancement and Support Team will be delivering a series of lunchtime workshops titled ‘TEL Lunches’. Starting in April, join us at lunchtime to explore some of the tools and technologies available at HYMS to enhance Teaching, Learning and Assessment. These sessions will be delivered during the

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TurningPoint – Encouraging Active Engagement in Lectures

The traditional lecture is often criticised for being a passive learning experience for students. Evidence suggests that only a fraction of information presented is retained by students (McLaughlin and Mandin, 2001). Student response systems can facilitate student engagement with each other, the subject content and the lecturer. They enable students to interact in

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