Description: It is about some tips on setting up your individual student logins and student portal login, configuring our student lessons, creating shortcuts on our desktops or even tablets.
It is about some tips on setting up your individual student logins, configuring our student lessons, creating shortcuts on our desktops or even tablets, so that our students have access to the unique learning materials on their own.
Above all, we need to click into our GPS section, namely our goals, preferences and skills section, which allows us to modify and differentiate our lessons for each individual student. If you click on Your Students button, you’ll see all the students that you have in your classroom.
Select one of our students, for example, Billy Joel, and then click Configure Student View to individualize the lessons for this particular student. We have a couple of tabs on the page and if we could click on the Reading Activity to monitor the reading speed by making it slow or normal. It is the text-to-speech reading that we’re speaking of.
Whether or not your student could read, you may not want to have that feature available for that student. In this way, more of an emphasis is placed on that student, so that they are more independent in their reading activities.
If you decide to have the text-to-speech option, you could click and change the color or you could customize your color on the bottom, which is the same way your students view the lessons. You could actually go and change that. If you have a student that is unfortunately visually impaired, you could customize it and you know modify the text and make it more suitable for the student.
Generally, my favorite is to fit the height, which is the default for most of the lessons. In our monthly lesson section, Pam Locke will actually just keep that story on the page. However, we have that drag feature, where you could actually move things around. We’ll make sure that it stays there.
You show symbols available there for your students that may need that symbol and support with their materials. We have the options that are text-only, which appears identical to how our monthly lessons are set up.
My favorite, which is also the more fun and engaging one to me, is the symbol-supported tiles more on selection. The reason why I like that is because there’s also a hidden button that locks the student in on student view in their student logins. It makes it more difficult for them to get out. Happy symbol support tiles would be your best option for some of your students.
Last but not least, it is for the interactive parts of our lessons. We have the ability to highlight our answers.
If they show correct, they’ll show Green. If they show incorrect, they’ll show Red. We’ll have incentive audio, s if it’s correct you’ll hear a bell sound. If it’s incorrect, you will hear a drum sound.
Some of your students may catch on to that, so you have the ability to shut those off a name or disable those. It’s built that way for our students with fine motor difficulties, so we give them something to aim at with the mouse or even with their finger on touch screen options.
Finally, one of my favorite sections is the answer selectio. Generally, our default is our first click speaks and select, so if we have a choice of five answers, we could click on it once. I’ll automatically assign that as our answer.
For your students that may have difficulty reading, you may want to choose the second option which is first click speaks and second selects. In this way, you could go and your students could click on each option to scan through their choices and then go back and make their selected target their selection. Once you have configured your settings, you’re just going to hit Save to save it up.
You could go into the next section. The default is set up, all 30 lessons will show. We’re just teaching a few lessons. Maybe it’s a half-day and we’re just doing lessons 1, 3 and 5. We could just select those lessons to display and save them.
We will set the reading level priority. In such a priority reading level, you can adjust it. If your student is an FG reader, you could move it up and set your reading priority. You may save it after confirming their number one reading priority.
It is override differential level settings. You could do this manually or you could have it listed from the profile. When we go and complete our student learning profiles, we have level 1, 2 or 3 scores for reading, writing, math social studies and science as well as technology automatically apply it into those lessons or you have the option as well to go in there.
If you want to make it a more challenging for your students to go in there and select the level manually, once you have done that you’ll simply hit save. The next step is that you would have to do that for all your students to get them all set up. I know it does seem a little time consuming, but it’s well worth it.
In the end, once it’s all saved everything will be good to go for the year and it’ll be fantastic. After you completed and configured all your lessons for your students, the next thing you’ll be doing is going into the My Students section. Below the GPS in this section, you see all your students.
We have all the rosters and students that we already set up. They have configured the student view and what we’re doing next is selecting all the students. What you need to do to create is create passwords for your students. You could have an auto-generated which will simply go in and create passwords.
Personally, I like doing it manually. In this way, you adjust it for your students. Once you get that, you disable that and then go in there and put in your manual passwords for your students. For students that may have difficulty, it may need a simplified password. You could go in and create something very simple.
I’m just doing one, but for students that may be a little bit more independent, you could actually go in there and create other passwords for them, such as their name, their student ID number etc. So what you’ll just do is that you’ll go in there and you’ll create your passwords for each of your students. The reason why you do it is that when you create your shortcut the students are going to have to go in and use their login information.
Once it has been created, I’m just going to hit an Enable For All. All my passwords have been created, and all my students have been checked. The last part what I’m going to do is to create my shortcut on my desktop, tablet, smart board or promethium board. I click on the classroom login links on the right-hand side and then you’re going to go up top to see the link description.
For the link description, what I’m going to do is to put in a classroom number. As a big Michael Jordan fan, I’m going to put Classroom 23 and hit Create the Link. I’m going to find our classroom 23. I click on the button right in the middle, and it will have that paper-looking with the arrow pointing out. I will click on that and it will be the screen here, on which you’ll see it’s really the steps on how to go about creating your shortcut.
It is the easiest way that I found. It is the storm Google Chrome. I could go into the secure button, drag and drop it right onto my desktop. Once you have done that onto your desktop, you’ll need to log out. Just click on your email address in the upper right hand corner, and click log out and I’m just going to X out of Chrome. We have a new link. I’m going to click on that button to get to student login section with all your students listed.
When your students go to log into their accounts, they could click on, and type in their password. Here are those three selected lessons that we selected for Billy Joel. Then, we could go right into one of our lessons and you see the level material that we presented for the students. Here are our students’ level books. You’ll have the book with a symbol support as well.
You could always bring it back game. We will see the communication board. We always roll back in those symbols.
Lastly, you’ll see our Fill In Questions in the middle with the target Q. You’ll see that bullseye they could go in, make their selection and go in and answer their questions to get out of student view which is a very tough question if you go all the way down to the bottom right-hand corner. I’m going to zoom in.
On the bottom right-hand corner, you’re going to see a very off-color kind of grey button. I’m just going to press and hold it, and you’ll see that it turns blue. If you let go, it’ll log you out of student view, so as to arrow the steps to create your student view and your student individual student logins.