Getting Started: Teachers
Your first step should be to leave this teacher area and thoroughly explore this website from the perspective of the student.
Familiarize Yourself With the Student Side
Sign up for a free student membership, take some quizzes and tests, and record your scores. Look over each of the sections carefully, so that you are aware of the depth of the material.
Only after doing that will you know whether or not this website is something you want to incorporate into your method.
If you decide that you do want to use this website with your students, the next step is to read the Written Guide for Spanish Teachers. It is written like a “work-text.” That is, some of it you will read, and some of it you will “do.” By the time you are done, you will know how to use the site as a student, as well as how to use the site as a teacher to track your students’ progress, and even create an online syllabus for them.
Have Your Students Register
Once you have worked your way through the Written Guide for Spanish Teachers it’s time to get your students to register. Because you will have already signed up, you’ll have a Teacher ID to give to them. When they register, they will enter your Teacher ID and that will enable you to track their progress.
Assign Class IDs
As your students register, they will appear in your Grade Book under the heading “unassigned students.” You will then assign them a Class ID, and at that point, you are set to monitor their progress. You will be able to see exactly which tests and quizzes they have completed.
Create a Syllabus
The Syllabus is optional. It takes a little time to learn how to use it efficiently, but many teachers find it to be a useful addition, because it allows you to provide your students with direct links to the lessons and activities you want them to complete.
OK, time to see if you were paying attention. Answer the following questions:
- What is your first step?Your first step is to explore the site as though you were a student!
- What should you do after familiarizing yourself with the student side of the website?Once you have explored the site as a student, your next step is to go through the Written Guide for Spanish Teachers.