Creating a Classroom and Using Gradebook: Teachers

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furniture but back to the digital thing While education will

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never outgrow riel live physical teachers we know that online

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tools can help you do a better job in your

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classroom that's why we're in this business in the first

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place that and while the cool perks so suppose you're

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considering relying on the old internet to help you administer

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an entire course to your students how would that work

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exactly Friends teachers administrators lend us your ears the first

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thing you'll want to do is log on to shmoop

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up your online course headquarters there you'll see your name

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at the top of the screen and if you're not

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sure well it should match that thing on your birth

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certificate Click your name and you'll be taken to your

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personalized shmoop dashboard where you can create and manage your

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classroom will to create a classroom you'll select upto four

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Products if you choose just courses you have three doors

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you can enter something like that money hall problem number

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let's make a deal All right Well you can use

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the course content as we've built it used the credit

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recovery option for any credit recovery courses or customize your

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very own syllabus tailored to your specific whims and desires

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or organized in whichever way that you know voice in

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your head is instructing you teo organize wei have that

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voice to on weekends Well within each classroom you'll see

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a few tabs overview manage gradebook email and so on

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Our virtual classrooms offer a variety of bells and whistles

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thinking even more than you might find in a bells

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and whistles shop and well definitely not as noisy From

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the overview tab you'll be able to click directly to

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the course content in the classroom resource area post classroom

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announcements and even set test aids for some of the

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full length tests The manage tab allows you to edit

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due dates see standards and add or remove students either

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by sharing the classroom code or via email invites But

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the great book is the real meat and potatoes here

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Or uh well soy burger and snap peas if you're

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looking to cut back all right well this is where

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the student data lives breathes and needs to be grated

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it's something like a real life grade book on lee

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you don't have to worry about getting ink on inside

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of your hand from the great book man attacked You

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can invite students to join your classroom and then manager

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student roster going forward on the great book tab you'll

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see your students overall progress at a glance or you

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can click on specific assignments to better nail down the

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stuff that's given them fit or apply other filters a

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pinpoint whatever info or analysis you're looking for you congrats

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assignments online here and quickly and easily navigate from one

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student to another or within one student from one assignment

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to another So yeah pretty much anything you want to

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do the great books your oyster or something less slimy

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Now how about the courses themselves First of all you

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won't ever have to worry that we don't have you

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covered no matter what subject shmoop offers full courses in

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a wide variety of content areas including math yell a

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life skills writing pbs and oh so much more Once

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you've selected the course you're interested in him up will

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help you tailor it to your specific needs and desires

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One attack the course to the common core done wanna

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program the course has set off in actual fireworks display

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any time one of your students aces a quiz Well

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we're working on that one as soon as the technologies

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here will be all over it like bees on honey

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promise so you probably want to know what you're getting

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into What do these courses consist of Well good question

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everyone of our courses is relevant engaging challenging and totally

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comprehensive with a focus on technology based learning In addition

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to a virtual textbook consisting of in depth readings and

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lessons you'll find activities and assignments complete with grating rubrics

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and unit and final exams for full semester courses as

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well as informative and entertaining videos that lend assistance to

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your more visual learners You know videos like this one

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you're watching right now my charming voice or not all

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right there's also the opportunity for credit recovery so that

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if a student fails of course they won't necessarily be

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totally dead in the water Instead you'll be able to

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really man and give him another chance by tossing them

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back into the ocean metaphorically of course it we can't

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in good conscience recommend ever throwing any of your students

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overboard Muchas you might like to we know you don't

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want your students falling behind or having to repeat an

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entire semester so credit recovery is a big thing for

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us Our courses are adaptive so that if a student

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tests out of a unit i'ii score seventy percent or

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higher they can move on to the next level As

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faras credit recovery options go ours are by far the

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most affordable you confined were more up to date with

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common core and we place more of an emphasis on

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critical thinking in project base assignments that don't let students

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brains go on any early vacations And of course as

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with all shmoop projects were hipper were funnier and dogon

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people like us really you like us You think norman

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once you set up your classroom and have your gradebook

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up and running managing assignments your students and maybe even

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that unwieldy hairdo of yours will become a breeze any

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questions ping us at support at shmoop dot com we

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love answering questions and granting requests We're like the wizard

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of oz you know minus the advanced hologram technology Yeah

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