Navigating netSchool

At Chisholm Trail Middle School

Session 1: netSchool (Beginners)

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netSchool Course Components

1. Information about the teacher and course.

Each netSchool page at CTMS clearly identifies teacher contact information and course specifics.


2. Calendar

The course calendar block displays course, group and/or user events in addition to graded assignments, assessment dates, chat times and other course events. Events from all courses a student is enrolled in will be included on their calendar. Students can view course their course calendar on their netSchool homepage or by visiting each course pages they are enrolled in.


3. Upcoming Events

The upcoming events block displays all future course(s) events in a summarized list. Events from all courses a student is enrolled in will be included. Students can view their upcoming events on their netSchool homepage or by visiting each course pages they are enrolled in.


4. Course Icons
These icons provide quick access to the most utilized sections of each teacher's course. Submission boxes for coursework and information regarding assignments, homework, and quizzes/tests can be found here.


5. Week at a Glance

Details about the current week's classwork, assignments, homework, and quizzes/tests can be found here. This is a great place for students to reference when they have been absent from class.


6. Quick Links

Links that are most visited by our students and teachers are referenced here. This allows quick access for every student, no matter what course they are enrolled in.

Session 2: netSchool (Advanced)

Formative Assessments

netSchool can be a great way to conduct digital formative assessments in your classroom. Formative assessments can be done through journals, forums, or quizzes... but did you also know about these options???


Feedback: create a custom survey for collecting feedback from participants using a variety of question types including multiple choice, yes/no or text input. Feedback responses may be anonymous if desired, and results may be shown to all participants or restricted to teachers only.


Examples:

  • For course evaluations, helping improve the content for later participants
  • To enable participants to sign up for course modules, events etc.
  • For guest surveys of course choices, school policies etc.
  • For anti-bullying surveys in which students can report incidents anonymously


Choice: enables a teacher to ask a single question and offer a selection of possible responses. Choice results may be published after students have answered, after a certain date, or not at all. Results may be published with student names or anonymously.


Examples:

  • As a quick poll to stimulate thinking about a topic
  • To quickly test students' understanding
  • To facilitate student decision-making, for example allowing students to vote on a direction for the course

Other Formative Assessment Options

You may also choose to link to various other interactive sites to help assess where your students are. Giving your students a variety of ways to demonstrate their learning is important.


Google Forms (with Flubaroo)


Socrative- You can create a Socrative account using your Google login

Room #: 865221

Padlet (used above)- You can create a Padlet account using your Google login


Poll Everywhere- (used above) a free account allows you to collect 40 responses per poll, unlimited polls

Session 3: netSchool (all levels)