🍎Looking for tips implementing NoRedInk? Our team put together a guide complete with brand new resources here!
Our team knows that having extended time away from school can leave you wondering how to best support your students.
NoRedInk will be up and running to help you throughout any closures. This article contains tips to help make sure your students can access NoRedInk and continue writing from home!
❗️For the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, we're also expanding our free offering in light of COVID-19. Learn more here!
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- Logging in at home
- Communicating your learning plan to families
- Sharing assignments
- Assisting students without computer access
If you're looking for tips on implementing NoRedInk into your curriculum while students work from home, our team has put together a guide full of best practices and brand new resources. You can check it out here!
1. Logging in at home
We've put together some resources for helping students get logged in to NoRedInk at home. Whether you need to add students to NoRedInk for the first time, or send students a refresher on how to get logged in, the invitation letters included in the articles will help you get your students logged in quickly.
You can also share this video with students who may be logging in for the first time to help them get started using NoRedInk!
2. Communicating your learning plan to families
In case students need extra help, it’s good to prepare some take-home information so that families can be of support! For parents or guardians unfamiliar with NoRedInk, this article provides an overview: How does NoRedInk work?
3. Creating assignments
Students can access any assignments you've created for your class, even when they are working from home. If you need a refresher on how to create an assignment, we have a step-by-step guide here!
📅You can control when assignments appear on your students’ home pages by adjusting the start and due dates, as shown here!
4. Sharing assignments
Sharing assignment links with students
If your school uses a Learning Management System, or if you are able to email your students directly, this is a great time to leverage those tools! You can set expectations with students so that they know exactly what to be working on in NoRedInk, and even share a direct link to specific assignments by following these steps.
🚀If your school uses Google Classroom, you can even post assignments directly!
Sharing assignments with teachers
To save time planning, or if your grade-level team is collaborating in planning, you can also share assignments with other teachers. You can find step-by-step instructions for sharing assignments here!
5. Assisting students without computer or internet access
If students are unable to access NoRedInk, it may be helpful to print some lessons or activities for students to review offline. For more information on printing various sections of the site, see this article: How do I print things from NoRedInk?
We also have a number of resources available that can be used offline to support students through the writing process:
- If you’d like to assign informal writing or journaling, check out our library of Quick Write prompts.
- If you’d like to assign a formal essay, check out our Guided Drafts prompts.
- If students are preparing for an upcoming essay, our team has a library of printer-friendly pre-writing materials available here!
✏️Be sure to check out our guide full of new resources to keep students engaged with their writing here!