The Classroom Edition is designed to...
Let's see follow a hypothetical set-up for Sara Smith, a 5th grade teacher at Woodrow Wilson elementary in California.
The first thing Sara needs to do is create a Classroom Edition account. She can either convert an existing StoryJumper account, or create a new account. Account creation is a one-time process. She finds the "classroom edition" link on the homepage.
Teacher and School information.
Once her account is setup, Sara clicks on the "Create a virtual classroom" link.
Now she's on the "Class Set-up page". Sara needs to enter:
Sara adds more students by clicking the "add more" button at the bottom of the screen. If necessary, a student's ability to access their class account can be removed by deselecting the "home access" checkboxes.
Once Sara clicks "save" she'll be taken to her "my" page, and will see "my classes." She can also access the "my" page anytime by clicking the yellow circle button at the top of the screen.
Before her first class, Sara will want to print the handouts for her class. Clicking "print" will create a teacher's list or "roster" of all students and their class screen name, as well as an instructional handout for each student that explains how to access their stories both in class and from home.
** To keep personal information secure, students' real names are not printed on the handouts. To help make distributing the handouts easier, Sara can find the student's first letter of their first name and first two letters of their last name printed in the upper-right corner of the handout. (For example, "Alicia Anderson" would appear as "AAN")
To begin a class, Sara clicks the 'Start' button next to her class name. Now class is in session and students can follow the instructions printed on their handouts to access the class. The first time students access the class they'll be required to enter a class ID. In later classes, they'll only need their Class Screen Name and the Class Password provided by Sara. (Sara probably wants to keep the roster handy for kids that might forget their Screen Names).
Sara's class will run for exactly one hour, as configured in the "Duration" for her class. She can change this at any time by clicking "edit" and adjusting the desired class length.
With a duration set to one hour, Sara can either let the class run its course, or if desired, click the 'Stop' button and end early. In either case, when the class ends, the system will automatically save all work and log the students out of their accounts. Students will not be able to access their work at school again until the class is started by Sara.
Why duration? StoryJumper wants to ensure a student's privacy is maintained at all times. Setting class duration significantly decreases the chance for students in a shared computing environment (e.g. computer lab) to accidentally or intentionally access other students' accounts.
When Sara's students log-out of their accounts, they will be prompted to share their work with their parents. Using a special link and a password that the child creates, parents can access their child's work by creating a free home account.
If the child knows their parent's email address, they can enter it and our system will send them a message with a link. (the child's personal password will still be required to access). If the child doesn't know their parent's email address, s/he can simply create a special password and ask their parents to type in the unique link that is printed at the bottom of their handout.
The Teacher's Edition supports volume ordering on class books. To order books:
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