Thursday, March 5, 2015

Coming Soon: Enhanced Instruction and New Search Options

If you have attended our Regional Meetings you know how excited we are about some of our upcoming enhancements! Expect to see these in the product in early March.

New Refinement Options When Searching for Instruction
To make it easier to search for and find activities, we are adding new refinement options! These new options will be available when searching Math, Language Arts, or Science. You will be able to:
  • Locate activities based on the instructional application: Flipped Learning, Teacher Led, Higher Order Independent Practice, Skill Reinforcement Independent Practice, and Stations/Centers. 
  • Locate activities that are tablet friendly.

Enhanced Direct Instruction
New instructional support will be added to the directions page of all Mini-Lessons to further support student learning of new concepts. Students will have the ability to select English (default) or Spanish for the added instructional support. Both languages will have audio support. Note: This is the first phase of our goal to enhance the Mini-Lessons. Additional enhancements will be released in the future. 

Changes in Student Module
To allow students to select the language they prefer for the added instructional content, a drop down will be added in the top right corner of the Student Module interface. The drop down menu will contain the student’s name and allow the student to select the preferred language as well as the various functionalities that were previously in the top right corner. This includes:
  • Closing out of an activity
  • Signing out
  • Accessing the student resources
The Practice Unit Launcher interface will also have the new drop down menu in the top right corner.

More details coming soon!