When your students begin to work through models and activities you have assigned to them, you can track their progress.
- Log in to the STEM Resource Finder and click the Home button.
- In the left-hand column, click the name of your class, then Assignments.
- Click on the drop-down list from all of the activities you’ve assigned to access the one you’re interested in.
- Each student’s progress in that activity is displayed in the orange progress bars.
- Click the Report button for a detailed summary report. (Reports are not available for some activities.)
Providing Electronic Feedback to Your Students
How do you give feedback to your students on their answers? Many teachers have printed out reports to provide feedback and grades. While you can still print reports, you now have the option to provide scores and feedback electronically.
Next to every question is a Provide Feedback button. Clicking this button will enable you to give either written feedback or a score to your students on questions of your choosing.
Your students will see your comments the next time they log in to their accounts. They can then use your feedback to improve their responses.
Comparing Student Responses
The report allows you to compare and project student responses. Scroll down to a question that you’d like to share with your class. After clicking Show responses, the question report will expand, displaying student responses below the question. Select the answers that you would like to compare and/or project. Click the Compare/project button.
This feature can be useful to show a range of answers to spur class discussion. Share model snapshots, multiple-choice selections, and open-response answers. Lead students in a discussion to try to figure out how the variables were tweaked in the model to result in the outcomes shared by snapshots. Help students to critique responses to learn about what makes a great scientific explanation.
And best of all, you can hide the students’ names from the projected view! Keeping it anonymous helps to keep the discussion about the content, not about the individual/group.
Additional information is available in the User Guide.
How will you use these features in your classroom? What other features would you want? Questions? Please share.