The Classroom Edition is designed to:
Let's follow a hypothetical set up for Sara Smith, a teacher at Woodrow Wilson school.
The first thing Sara needs to do is sign up for her teacher account. She checks the box that says "I am a teacher and I want to use StoryJumper in the classroom with my students."
Once her account is setup, Sara clicks on the "Set Up Your Classroom" link.
Now she's on the "Edit your class" page (shown below).
Sara needs to enter:
Sara adds more students by clicking the +Add button at the bottom of the screen.
After Sara clicks the Save button, she'll be taken to her classroom's dashboard page (shown below).
Before her first class, Sara wants to print the handout instructions for her students. So, she clicks the Print Handouts button on the class dashboard page.
To begin a class, Sara clicks the Start button. Now class is in session and her students 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. But afterwards, they'll only need their Class Screen Name and the Class Password provided in the handout.
Sara's class will run for 1 hour and 30 minutes, as configured in the "Duration" field for her class. She can change this at any time by clicking the Edit button and adjusting the desired class length.
With a duration set to 1 hour and 30 minutes, 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 out all the students. Students will not be able to access their work at school again until the class is started again by Sara.
Why is there a class duration? StoryJumper wants to ensure a student's privacy is maintained at all times. Setting class duration significantly decreases the chance of students in a shared computing environment (e.g. computer lab) to accidentally or intentionally access other students' accounts.
After step 3, students can only access StoryJumper at school. But it is important to enable students to access their StoryJumper stories from home, as well. Why create a home account?
So, Sara clicks on the icon for each student and emails Home Account instructions to each parent. Each email contains a different Home registration code for each student. After a parent completes all the instructions, they and their child will be able to use StoryJumper at home.
After her students have worked on their stories, Sara can scroll down the class dashboard page to see all of her students' work. She clicks on each book. Then she can read, edit, and comment on them. And even buy them!
Why should students have all the fun? Sara wants to create her own StoryJumper book! So, she clicks on the StoryJumper logo in the upper left corner. Now she's on her teacher home page (shown below)
To create her own book, Sara clicks on the My books link at the top of the page.
If she wants to go back to her class dashboard, she clicks on Room 22 or the More > button.
To create another StoryJumper class for a different classroom, she clicks on the +Create a new class link.
Sara wants to order professionally printed versions of her students' books. Fortunately, the Classroom Edition supports volume ordering of class books (10% discount for 15+ books).
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