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Implementing Study Island - Basic Training Handout - v 4[1].1

Implementing Study Island - Basic Training Handout - v 4[1].1

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Copyright 2011 Archipelago Learning, Inc.
 Charting Your Island Course: A Basic Introduction to Study Island
 
Study Island is a completely
web-based
program built from state standards. The goal of this program is forstudents to master Study Island topics. Earning a blue ribbon indicates mastery and proficiency of the topic.
 
 
 You have computer time and your students are ready to start using Study Island!If your students have their login information, they are ready to go towww.studyisland.com and type in their Username and Password! (Please seethe
Printable User List
under the Teacher Page for student and teacher logins.)
                
 
QUICK START
– 
StudentPaced Approach 
 
Give the studentstheir login.
(SeePrintable User list)
  
 
Have them click onthe appropriate gradelevel. 
 
Next, have thestudents click on thesubject. 
 
The students canthen select the topicor topics you wouldlike them to practice,review, assess, orenrich. 
 
Next, instructstudents to click onStart Studying if theychoose more thanone topic.Otherwise, thestudents will be takento the next stepsimply by clicking ona topic. 
 
Students will thenselect either testmode or game modeto work online. 
 
Have them click Next. 
 
The students are nowworking in StudyIsland!
 
 
QUICK START
 
 
 
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Copyright 2011 Archipelago Learning, Inc.
 
My Emailed Reports:
This section will contain all reports that you email toyourself for quick access.
 
Printable User List:
This section contains the
usernames 
and
passwords 
for allstudents and teachers.
 
Adjust Difficulty Level:
(Click on this button to view both of the options below.)Note: Admins must give teachers access to this feature.
 
Option 1:
Adjust Passing Parameters
: This option allows you to adjustthe percentage correct required to achieve a blue ribbon.
The DIFFICULTY OF THE MATERIAL will NOT be affected.
o
Select a PROGRAM (grade level)
o
Select a CLASS
This will be a class that you have created inCLASS MANAGER.
o
Click
NEXT.
 
o
Check the boxes next to the names you want to adjust thepassing level for. If you are adjusting the level for everyone, select
CHECK ALL
.
o
Select a
START DATE 
for the adjustment to begin (optional).
o
Select the
SUBJECT TO CHANGE 
.
o
Select the
PASSING LEVEL
.
 
The new changes are reflected to
the right of the student’s name
.
 
Option 2:
Restrict Students to Easier or Harder Material:
This option forces students into working from only one grade level on theleft side of the screen. This is a great option for students with
specialneeds
.  You also have the option of
HIDING
the grade level of thematerial from the student.
o
Select a CLASS.
o
Click
NEXT.
 
o
You can select all of the students at once (check all) orindividually (check the box next to the student you wish to select).
o
In the top box, select the GRADE LEVEL you want to restrictthem to.
Note: 
If you do not want the GRADE LEVEL to show, check the
HIDE GRADE LEVEL FROM USER 
box.
o
Click the blue button that says
RESTRICT USER(S) TO THIS LEVEL
.
o
You may modify grade level restrictions at any time.
 
Option 3:
Enable/Disable Text-to-Speech
: Great for students withspecial needs, this option activates text-to-speech selecting and playback
within users’ tests, games, lessons, and explanations.
 
o
Select a CLASS.
o
Click
NEXT.
 
o
You can select all of the students at once (check all) orindividually (check the box next to the student you wish to select).
o
Click the blue button that says
UPDATE TEXT-TO-SPEECH SETTING FOR SELECTED USERS 
.
o
You may modify text-to-speech settings at any time.
Note: 
If a user is logged in when this setting is changed, he must log outand log back in to activate this feature.
Using Teacher Page toAccess Reports
 
 
Select School Stats 
 
Click on the arrow toselect the ReportType from the drop-down menu.
 
 
Select a Class (orappropriate
 
selection). This allowsyou to choose anentire grade level,specific class, orgroup that youcreated inClassManager. 
 
 
Select a Program.
 
 
Filter if you wouldlike to isolate aspecific period of time.  You can filterby date, time andday.  When you clickon the respective box,a selection drop-down box will appear.
 
 
Click View Report.
 
 
Note: In most reports,you can drill down togather more data.Click on scores andnames to get evenmore information!
 
 
Many reports can beemailed to you byclicking on theAutomatically EmailReport button.  Mostcan also be exportedinto Excel!
 
 
TIP: Find your favoritereport and have itemailed weekly!  
 
Features of TEACHER PAGE
 
 
 
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Copyright 2011 Archipelago Learning, Inc.
Blue Ribbon Snapshot:
This area contains data pulled from the Blue Ribbon Report for each class the userhas set up.  Users will see a snapshot of the top 5 and bottom 5 Blue Ribbon earners in the class they haveselected from the drop-down menu.
 
 
Teacher Lounge:
This area contains direct links to Implementation ideas, product information and training, aswell as links to social networking sites for Study Island.
 
Announcements:
This area will contain exciting Study Island news!
    
Study Island reports provide immediate feedback on completed sessions. Thereports are found on the
School Stats
screen. Hover your mouse over thepicture of the report to the left of the report title to view a description of thereport. Click on the picture of the report or the report title to select the report
 
and followthe prompts in the dropdown menus. You can use the
Filter
options to choosethe date, time and day displayed in your report!
  this setting.
 
This feature allows you to create groups or “classes” of students
within StudyIsland for the following reasons:
It makes viewing student progress easier.
It allows teachers to see class averages.
It allows teachers to send messages to all students in one class orgrade level.
It allows teachers to make a CLASS PAGE which contains specific topicassignments for one student, a small group of students, or an entireclass.  
 Creating a Class:
o
Click on
CLASS MANAGER.
 
 
o
Type in a name for the class that you are creating (such as Mrs.
Green’s Class, Period 1 Math, etc.) Click
NEXT.
 
 
o
PREFERENCES: By clicking on the blue drop-down arrow andchoosing OVERRIDE SCHOOL PREFERENCES, you will be able tomodify the features of the games, remedial topics, and timer for THISgroup of students. (If you do not see the option of overriding thepreferences, contact your SI Administrator.  The Admin must allow this feature.)
 
Utilizing CLASS MANAGER
 
Teacher Led Approach
 
 
 
Class ManagerQuick Guide
 
 
Click on the ClassManager link on theleft-hand side of thescreen or from theTeacher Page.
 
 
Create or Edit a Classby either entering anew class name orclicking the Editicon .
 
 
Add Students to theclass by choosingentire grade levels,individual students ora combination of both.
 
 
Create an Assignmentfor the entire class,individual students ora combination of both.
 
 
Activate or DeactivateAssignments asneeded. 
 
Activate your ClassPage.
 
 
Explore AdvancedFeatures!
 
    
 
Features of SCHOOL STATS
 

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