Tutor 1 de mayoLearningSuite at AIS:Teacher 2011GuideTutor is a Student Information System integrated with SocialNetworking tools created to transform communications within [Escribir elLatin American Schools. Teachers and Students will now learn subtítulo delfrom each other speaking “Digital”, the language of the 21stCentury. documento]
Tutor Learning Suite at AIS: Teacher Guide 2011 Teachers’ guide1. What is tutor2. Tutor’s sections What students see What teachers see3. My profile4. How to manage my subject Editing Benchmarks and Activities How to grade How to create a reminder5. How to maintain my subject’s site How to write Blog Posts o Content Tags o How to integrate multimedia content Youtube Slideshare/Scribd/Others How to upload pictures6. Other topics Bookmarklet Facebook Integration How Parents see Grades
Tutor Learning Suite at AIS: Teacher Guide 2011WHAT IS TUTORThis Student Information System with Social Networking tools allows: Students and parents to monitor their grades live. You will be able to organize your curricular map (Benchmarks, Activities, and Percentages) from any place on Earth with an Internet connection. Generate Thought Leadership in each community member by allowing them to create individual profiles with Photos, Blogs, and a comment wall. These blogs feed the School’s public website (i.e. Extranet). Complete surveys, forums, send direct messages and share multimedia content with Students, Colleagues, and Administrators. Tutor is a Cloud Application, no need for burdensome server or IT personnel investments.TUTOR’S SECTIONSWhat students see Blogs: Blogs belonging to every user, group and/or subject within the network. Knowledge is freely shared, following our Open Source philosophy. People: A directory of every user in the platform. You can perform a search. Groups: A directory of all student and teacher Groups that are not directly related to a subject but any other topic (an extracurricular, common interest, work group, etc) Subjects: A directory of every subject in the network, along with each of their sites. Calendar: An agenda of all tasks that teachers have assigned. Students can see any homework or deadline assigned to the courses he/she belongs to. Grades: A record of his/her grades My profile: General information about the student. Pictures, interests, Wall and Avatar.
Tutor Learning Suite at AIS: Teacher Guide 2011What teachers seeMAIN MENU Teaching School: Professional Development Forum. Created exclusively for teachers and administrators. Blogs: Blogs belonging to every user, group and/or subject within the network. Knowledge is shared freely, following our Open Source philosophy. People: A directory of every user in the platform. You can perform a search. Groups: A directory of all student and teacher Groups that are not directly related to a subject but any other topic (an extracurricular, common interest, work group, etc) Subjects: A directory of every subject in the network, along with each of their sites. My profile: General information about the staff member. Pictures, interests, Wall and Avatar.CONTROL PANEL Administration Screen: Dashboard with every subject that has been assigned to the given teacher (who logged in) o Edit subject: Change benchmarks, activities (within those benchmarks) and percentage weights of each. o Grade subject by users: Evaluate performance on activities and benchmarks by individual user. o Grade subject by period: Evaluate benchmarks on a Group level (every student at once, grading per task ) Edit profile: Make changes in your avatar, interests and information. Edit account: Changes in your password, username, etc. Manage Posts: Add, edit, or delete any of your blog posts Inbox: Direct messages you have received. My profile: Shortcut to your profile. My Blog: Shortcut to your Blog. My Photos: Shortcut to your photos. My clippings: Shortcuts to all the content that you have clipped using our Bookmarklet. Read more about the Bookmarklet at the end of this handbook.
Tutor Learning Suite at AIS: Teacher Guide 2011MY PROFILE Your photo album Your Posts Comment Wall Groups and Subjects to which you belong
Tutor Learning Suite at AIS: Teacher Guide 2011HOW TO MANAGE MY SUBJECT 1. Log in and click on your Administration Screen. 2. You will find any and all subjects that have been assigned to you, a Homework Calendar, and the option to Grade by User. a. Homework Calendar: Here you will be able to create reminders on a Calendar that your students will see, so that they can complete homework, essays, and Projects on time. b. Grade subjects by user: Here you will be able to grade each student on an individual basis, looking at his/her progress throughout the different tasks and evaluations during the current period.
Tutor Learning Suite at AIS: Teacher Guide 2011c. Edit Subject (i.e. File Folder with your Subject’s Name): Allows you to edit your curriculum map, the weight that each of the activities has on the Benchmark’s final assessment, and each of these benchmarks’ weight on the final subject grade. You can also grade all students at the same time, on a per activity basis.
Tutor Learning Suite at AIS: Teacher Guide 2011
Tutor Learning Suite at AIS: Teacher Guide 2011How to maintain my subject’s siteYou will find links to each of your assigned subjects on your Profile. Click on any of them toedit the site.A subject’s site looks like this: Administration Panel Topics indexed through TAGS Photo Albums Subject’s Blog Miembros
Tutor Learning Suite at AIS: Teacher Guide 2011HOW TO WRITE BLOG POSTS.Option A: Click on “Write a Post!” in the Administration Panel on your Group/Subject’s rightsidebar.Option B: You can also go to “Manage Posts” (which we explained previously on WhatTeachers See”) and post from there –indicating that it is related to your subject and selectingwhich one from a combo box.Content Tags: All posts are organized around Tags, as topics are known in Web 2.0. Justthink of a good name that summarizes what your post is related to and write it on the “Tags”field as you create it. It will be indexed immediately with all other posts in the platform, andalso on an individual tag directory within your own group.Surveys: Take advantage of your post to survey readers. Write a question and create severaloptions. The system will calculate percentages as your students vote for their favoriteanswer.
Tutor Learning Suite at AIS: Teacher Guide 2011How to integrate multimedia contentYoutube – scribd- slideshare- othersWhen you’re writing your post, you can integrate multimedia content from any otherplatform that gives you an HTML code. With these lines of code, which you can easily getfrom Youtube, Scribd, and Slideshare, you will give your communication a twist. Each ofthese platforms has a unique way to point at this HTML code, but it generally appears underthe title EMBED—which means, “to insert code into another website”.The steps are: 1. When creating your Blog Post, click on HTML 2. Paste on this dialog box any code that you obtained from an external site
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Tutor Learning Suite at AIS: Teacher Guide 2011Other topicsTutor BookmarkletGo to your Control Panel. Inside “My Clippings”, you will find a module from which you candrag the phrase “Tutor It” into your Browser’s bookmark bar. Once it’s there, just click on“Tutor It” anytime you feel like sharing interesting content and our bookmarklet willautomatically create a post on Tutor for you. With Tutor sharing with your students is fastand fun!Facebook IntegrationIf the email account that you registered on Tutor is the same as your main email account onFacebook, welcome to the new phase of Facebook Connection! Log into Tutor with a simpleclick, using your Facebook password & account. We will be launching great featuresinvolving Tutor and Facebook in a near future, so be on the look for changes!How parents see GradesParents must click on “Solicita las Calificaciones de tu Hijo en Tiempo Real”, one of the mainlinks at www.altamira.edu.co . Once their email has been registered by the administrator asbelonging to a given child’s parent, he/she will receive an instant grades report wheneverneeded.