Description: The article is about classflow student. The author teaches us on how to use the lesson and class flow by yourself. In that system,you are able to add pictures or words and make them to the way you like. You can make it into your own style.
I am going to give you a little orientation of how you begin to put content into a lesson and class flow. You can get a little bit of the lay of the land once you’ve logged into class. I am logged in. In the upper right hand corner,you can see my initials. If I want to create a lesson I am going to click on my resources.
You have the option of doing some organization with folders and subfolders and you can see that in my resources if I click on this triangle. I can expand that menu and I have a bunch of folders and within each of the folders,I have some subfolders. If you have some organization,then you might want to click on the folder to go into it before you begin your lesson. I’m going to my biology folder.
If you look at the breadcrumbs and if I wanted to create a lesson I’m going to click on new.I’m going to choose lesson. I’m in editing mode in this lesson builder. I have to give this a title so we are going to call this lesson types of cells and I’m going to click Save.
This is how it looks like if you have no cards you get to start with a generic blank card. Let’s look at some of these tools and talk a little bit about how they are similar or different from inspire. I’m not going to go through every single one of them because those will come later in more advanced lessons.What do we got here if I want to put text on my page? I will go up to the text tool and that’s going to give you a text box. It has anybody’s text in there. I can type in types of cells.
Now if I want to Center that in my text box I can do this. If I want to change the size of my text I can highlight my text. I have an extra drop-down menu for text formatting. If I want to make that nice and big,I can do that. The biggest I can make it as 96 point. It could make it bold. You have the ability to change color or background color in this case. So I’m going to make it an orange color.
If you don’t want it to text crap,then you can hover over your your text box and you can stretch your text box. If I want it to wrap I can make it thin. If I want it to be on one line,I drag and open up my text box a little bit. If you want to move around a text box,you need to hover over your text box till you see that crosshair. Then I can click and I can move my text box anywhere on my canvas.
There is an equation editor that in your formatting toolbar. That’s something that you have to get used to if you’re a math teacher. We can do a separate lesson on that at some other time.What other content can I put on my page? Let’s go straight up with the images.
If I want to add an image to my page I am going to click on the insert menu. I click insert in the upper left-hand corner. If you look at what is in my insert menu in my resources,I already have some images that I’ve uploaded. So you can put images into your resource folder,you can change the name so they’re easily searchable.
If I want to add an image that’s already there,I can single click on this image,file and I click on insert and it’s going to go in my page. I can click on it and grab the lower -hand corner. There’s a little bullet there. I get that diagonal textual. I can resize that image and then I can click and I can move that around on the page.
Another way that I can get an image in there is by uploading one. If I gone to Google and I saved one to my desktop,I could upload a new image. I am going to go to my desktop and I have to find one here. It is an image of softball logo. If I want to put that on my page I can click on the open button and then that’s going to upload to my resources folder and then it’s going to splash.
It’s going to splash at the very top if I select it. I can insert it on my page so you can upload an image as well. If I do that,that image remains in my resources in classflow. I can add it to another page. Now lastly,to get another an image in there. I can click on my insert menu and you can not search Bing images if I want to put an animal cell in there. I’ve chosen Bing images from my drop-down menu,I can press return and you can get little thumbnails here and you can pick out if you think it’s good or not. But sometimes it isn’t good.
So sometimes you have to pick and choose and you have to try a second time. But I’m going to try to insert this one. That is not bad. But if you don’t like what you get or you have to resize it which is totally fine,you can do that. But you don’t always have to upload your images. You can find images by using that search from Bing images.
Those are our two basic types of content. I am going to go down and add another page or card. If we’re in classflow,it’s called page when you’re in inspire. The other thing is I want you to know that if you click down here,you can see the student cards. That gives you both the student cards and the teacher cards. I’m adding teacher cards but on the second page I want to talk about the shapes. If I single click on the shape,I can pick one of them.
I want the speech bubble. That is going to splatter it there on your screen. Once it’s on your screen,you have this formatting menu and so if I want to fill it with a different color,I can click on that icon. I can fill it with yellow. If I want a border color or maybe I don’t want any border at all I can choose to change my border color.
You can do thickness of your lines. You can also do translucency. If you wanted a little bit see-through and then once you’ve changed your properties of that shape,you can resize it and then you can move it around on the page. To add a shape,you need to pull down menu here. You can choose your shape and let’s do an arrow this time. That’s interesting because I don’t see the arrow maybe I have too much obesity. Let me try that again.
I’m going to delete that and I want a double-headed arrow. I bet it’s white. I had a border color that I had removed and for the arrows you only have a border color, you don’t have a field color. Let me go change the thickness of that so I can make that as thick as I want to. Then I can stretch it and I can move it around on my page.
A couple of other things that I want to point out is that you have a clear menu, like you didn’t inspire. So if you want to clear your annotations,those are things that you can put on the page with the pen tool. It is the pen or highlighter. You can clear your annotations,you can clear your shapes you can clear your text boxes or you can clear everything on your page. Those are your options for removing content from the page. You have an eraser tool that you can explore. You’ll also have page notes. Put reminders to yourself or to your colleagues if you share your content with other individuals.