For students, Classroom is a web-based tool to access, manage, complete, submit, and review coursework and assessments required by one or many teachers.
- Students securely log in to Classroom with a district assigned username and password to access assignments or assessments in Classroom.
- They are limited to viewing only those assignments or assessments which a teacher has published with a defined date range.
- Classroom is a management tool for students to quickly view all work assigned to them including when things are due and what they have already submitted.
- Students can work on assignments from anywhere with an internet connection. They can start an assignment and return to it at any time, completing assignments over several sessions if needed before submitting their work to teachers.
- If a student does not have regular internet or computer access, all assignments can be printed, and the student can complete them traditionally.
- Students no longer need to carry completed assignments around in their binders or backpacks. No more lost homework! No more homework folders, buckets or bins. And many of their submissions are automatically scored.
- The formative assessment provides students with additional learning opportunities through distractor analysis. If the student answers a question incorrectly they are given the correct answer and the reasoning behind it.
- Students have easy access to any material they must read or review in the form of attached passages. No need to send home a book or duplicate pages for an entire class!
- Classroom provides students with valuable computer experience for our web-based world, and assignments like essays increase students' typing skills.
- Students with special needs can use built-in browser and operating system tools, or third party software programs, to increase the size of the material, to have the assignments read to them aloud or to translate the assignments into their native language.
- Students can monitor their progress in a class as coursework or assessments are scored; knowing immediately if they need additional help.
- Once posted, students can see the final grade for each assignment or assessment.
- Students can use Classroom as a study tool, reviewing what they submitted after an assignment or assessment is closed to see where they erred, and identify which areas they may need to work on.
- Students can also view their report card or progress report from each teacher's gradebook.
- And students can share all of this information with their parents.
Here is an example of an assessment, which contains all of the questions the student must answer on the left, and the selected question and possible answers on the right.
Note the question can be flagged for later review.
At the end of an assignment, the student can review their progress and continue to work on unfinished or flagged items or mark the assignment complete and submit it.
[Updated: 12/29/14, prh]
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