In the case of a short-term outage, you might wake up to find that several of your teachers are out with a stomach bug. The full-time teacher will be returning, but students are left with an interim supervisor for at least a few days.
Your priority is likely to ensure that students are safe and supervised in their classrooms, but it would also be nice if they had access to self-paced learning that was appropriate to their level.
Here's some ideas for how NoRedInk can help you in this scenario!
Give students the opportunity to improve past work
The Past Work page collects all of the students' NoRedInk assignments, feedback, and grades in a given class so far. When students access their Past Work page, they'll have a few options for what to work on.
1. Master unmastered concepts
If their teacher has previously assigned NoRedInk Practice to the class, students will see a Continue working button next to any assignments with topics they haven't yet mastered.
When they continue into an assignment, they'll see the progress they've made so far and be able to pick up where they left off, with the support of tutorials, lessons, and hints to guide them as they work.
2. Complete unfinished writing assignments
If a student hasn't completed writing assignments (Quick Writes or Guided Drafts), they'll see a Continue working button which will enable them to pick up where they left off on the assignment.
3. Make revisions on Quizzes
Students can make revisions on a Quiz by selecting View Summary next to the Quiz they'd like to revise.
While this is a great way to have students improve their past work, these revisions won't change the students' actual scores within NoRedInk.
Check out this article to learn more about student remediation after a quiz!
Direct students to the Learn Page
On NoRedInk's Learn Page, students navigate through standards-aligned content at their own pace. It's quick and easy for students to access and requires no assignment creation from the teacher.
Students can select filters aligned to their state standards or high-stakes tests (like AP or SAT) to see the highest priority content.
As students work, their substitute teacher can monitor student progress by keeping an eye out for students whose screens show a blue background.
- When a student answers a Practice question incorrectly, the background will turn blue and NoRedInk will prompt the student to review the lesson for the concept they're practicing.
- From there, the student will need to answer two questions correctly before they can continue on their path to mastery.
While monitoring the classroom, if a substitute teacher notices that a student is stuck with a blue background, they can use the lesson included in the student resources to problem-solve alongside the student.
Want to view the Learn page like one of your students? Check out this article to learn how to switch to student view!
1. Exploring new concepts
When students access the Learn page and select their filters, they'll see the standards that are relevant to them, as well as whether they've mastered, begun work on, or haven't yet started a concept.
Students can select new or partially completed concepts and practice those skills at their own pace. Just like any NoRedInk Practice, students will have access to lessons, tutorials, and hints as they work.
2. Revisiting previously addressed concepts
If you'd prefer students to review previously addressed concepts rather than attempting new concepts on their own, have them select concepts with a green circle, which indicates that the student has already mastered these topics.
Students can select the Quiz me or Review past questions options to get a refresher on the content.
3. Model key resources
Knowing that some short-term outages throughout the year are inevitable, encourage your teachers to set their students up for success by practicing accessing the Learn and Past Work pages using the View NoRedInk as a Student option.
Taking some time to walk students through how to access these resources as well as setting clear expectations for how they should engage will help keep student learning on track!