I am so glad that
everyone is getting access to Skyward! I
have had a few common questions:
you look at my syllabus, I give 2 grades for nightly work. They are weighted half of a practice grade. One grade is for watching the video and
taking notes. The other grade is their
nightly lesson practice. They average
together to make one grade. That way if
they do not do well on the lesson practice, it does not kill their grade.
2. “E.C. in ALEKS” is extra credit. Skyward does not have enough characters for
me to type out “extra credit”. Just a
reminder that students have the opportunity to earn extra credit every week in
ALEKS. They need to do more than 30
minutes in ALEKS that week for the extra credit.
From the syllabus (with changes):
Moodle instructions for homework:
1. **** Go
to moodle.tvcs.org (do NOT type in www. first). The video worked best at school when students opened up the videos in Chrome, instead of Internet Explorer. If you cannot see the full screen, try using a different web browser. The videos are loaded into Moodle correctly.
the log in page, students must enter their school computer log in and
password. If they change their password,
moodle automatically updates the change. They must write down their password
in their agenda. I CANNOT reset their
password, so this is THEIR responsibility.
3. **** When
logged in, they should see “Counts-Math” as their course. It is, also found on the left under “My
Courses”. Click on “Counts-Math”.
4. ***** Complete the daily lesson video AND daily lesson practice for a full Practice grade.
5.*****If Moodle is down, please email me. If the Moodle administrator had notified me that Moodle was down, I will give an extra day to complete work. Students will be instructed in class that day before homework.
What is a flipped classroom?
A flipped classroom has students doing, what would normally be their homework problems in class with me. At night students will be required to watch the video lesson for tomorrow's work on the computer. I believe a flipped classroom makes sense with the new math standards and new testing formats. Instead of parents trying to help students with problems or questions that don't make sense to them, I will help the students in class. The lesson videos will be available all year for students to use to study for tests and quizzes. Also, parents can watch the videos with their child to help them understand the new curriculum. Videos will not be longer than 20 minutes. If your family does not have access to a computer, tablet, smart phone, or the internet, please let me know when you return my syllabus. My classroom will be open Monday - Friday for students to use our computers for no charge, if your child does not normally attend After Care. Students in After Care will be able to come to my classroom, too. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. Here are some websites that explain the "flipped classroom":