The parent/teacher experience begins...
Ashlee, a parent/teacher uses her login to gain access to the site, and is directed to
the Control Center where she takes a look at a list of her kids. After evaluating
average, high and most recent scores in each subject she determines that Todd
could benefit from some subraction practice. She visits the activity buildings and
clicks on the math building and then the 2nd grade link. She finds the appropriate
subtraction activity and clicks on the "assign" link. She then checks Todd's name
and assigns the activity to Todd. She then goes back to the activity list and clicks on the
"View Printable Worksheets" for the same subtraction activity. She generates a customized
worksheet in random order from a pool of questions and prints the supplemental worksheet.
She then clicks on the "View Printable Answer Sheet" link and prints the answer sheet.
She also assigns a few other activities, including reading, science and
geography. Geography is a little advanced for Todd's grade level, but it's a fun
activity that she'd like to see Todd try. Jill has shown interest in using the site
so she creates a login name and password for Jill to use. She leaves the computer for a bit to
sit down with Todd and go over subtraction basics, then sends him off to the computer.
The student experience...
Todd logs into
the site using his own personal password, and is taken to his myActivity list.
He notices that Ashlee has added some assignments to his list. Before tackling
the assignments, however, he wants to read his favorite ToonBook, so he clicks on
the activities link and then the reading building. After locating and reading the
ToonBook he returns to the Control Center where he clicks on his assigned activities
and tries to beat his high score in the subtraction game. With his new knowledge from
5 minutes spent with Ashlee he acquires a new high score with ease. Todd likes the
speed at which he can complete the 1st grade games, so he does some review and
tries to beat some of his scores from last year. He also likes to see what's coming
up next year so he can get a jump on it, so he jumps up to the 3rd grade activities to
try his luck. He's pretty good at addition, so he asks Ashlee to help him with
3rd grade addition so he can start practicing with that game.
The parent/teacher experience continued...
has a lot of activities but Ashlee has a specific brain teaser in mind that she
feels would help Todd remember key details of their trip to Washington D.C. She
logs into the site and visits the Control Center. She locates the myBrainTeaser
section on the page and clicks the "Create New" link. She then fills out the
Title form and enters all her questions one by one. She enters 30 questions, but
only wants 10 to be answered each time Todd takes the quiz, and she wants them
to appear in a random order. She publishes the quiz and mentions to Todd that there's
a new myBrainTeaser online activity waiting for him in his Control Center. She also prints
some worksheets of her new myBrainTeaser by clicking on the "Printable Worksheets" link
next to her new myBrainTeaser in the control center. She generates a few different worksheets
from the same myBrainTeaser for a little variety.
The student experience continued...
Todd logs into
the site again and notices this time that there's a new "myBrainTeaser" waiting
for him. He clicks on it and finds himself clicking through a fun activity
with animation, rewards, scores and all with questions that Ashlee created for
him specifically. She even mentions him by name in one of the questions.