Finding Your Way: The Learner-Centered Dashboard
Hall-Dale Middle School, Farmingdale
"Every morning before I start my day, I see what I need to get done during my classes and, if I can't get it done, I'll manage my time."
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Student: Educate is a Learning GPS. You can track all of your scores on specific work. You can search for classes, different assignments, and you can see what's coming up in the future.
Here on Educate, this is the home screen. The Learning GPS shows where you'll need to go, where you're going, and where you've been.
So, this is the total number of learning targets assigned, and in the morning, I look for these in English Language Arts, so I just click on it, and it should come up with a red marking for Sentence Identification.
I check it almost every day. Every morning before I start my day, I go onto Educate, see what I need to get done during my classes and, if I can't get it done, I'll manage my time.
You can just go onto Educate and look at your assignments. I'm on chapter 7, so "3" out of a "4." I'm going to go for the "4" today and get all of my measurement topics done in that specific area.
Students can talk to each other and learn about specific assignments on Educate, and they can also email their teachers using the e-mails that they supply on Educate.
Instead of going up to the teacher and asking for every assignment, you can download it off of either the teacher's website or Educate sometimes has what you're supposed to be working on.
You can click on any class you're working on, and it'll lead you to your teacher's assignments.
So, again, you can know what you're doing.
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