PLATO Learning Environment
(PLE)
Reasons for PLATO
Elective Courses/Enrichment Courses
Courses not offered at site
Credit Recovery requires special
hand...
 Logged-in to PLATO?
 As a teacher
 As a student
 Created a PLATO class?
 Added students to your class
 Students MUS...
 Pretests are crucial
 Can exempt students from lessons
 Off-line activities are required
 Can be used for IS work rec...
First Things First…
 All teachers must have an account
 Your first and last name
 The last 4 numbers of your classroom ...
Tutorial: How to Create a PLATO Class
Tutorial: How to Add an Assignment
Student Log In
 All students must be in the SJCOE Plato
database to be added to a course
Student Log-in Form
Manage Assignments
Lock and unlock tests
Override scores
Look at Reports
Class strengths & weaknesses
Graphic Learne...
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Plato 101

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  • This PPT serves as an overview to Plato. It is geared to support the new Plato instructor.
  • Elective courses offered through Plato are cool. Please take a look at the elective courses offered by Plato under “Plato Content.”I use plato for a lot of math. I teach Algebra Readiness as direct instruction. Kids who are above that math class are assigned work in Plato.Credit recovery (CR) is different from the above. Think of credit recovery as a “night class” where kids work on their coursework at home after regular school hours. Kids can earn credits above and beyond what we offer on a quarterly basis. There is specific criteria which teachers must follow for CR. Please contact me for specifics.
  • It is a good idea to log-in to a Plato course as a student so you will have a better understanding of what students will see. Remember, you can assign an entire semester’s worth of work to a student (for 5.0 credits) or you can assign quarterly work (for 2.5 credits). I find that students are more likely to complete their online course work when it is chunked by quarters.
  • A great feature of Plato is the ability for students to “exempt” from lessons. A student must take a pretest at the beginning of each course. If students show mastery of a particular topic in Plato, they can be exempted from that lesson in the course. Why have students learn information they have already mastered?Off-line activities are short activities (usually 2 pages) students print on paper and complete by hand. Off-line activities are required and are graded by the instructor. For those who teach at a Contracted Learning site, these offline activities can also be used as work samples.Credit recovery (CR) is a special circumstance. Contact me if you have a student who is taking a Plato course for CR. I will guide you through that quick process.
  • If you do not know your Plato name and password, contact Alexandria Blazek: ablazek@sjcoe.net
  • You can access this tutorial at:www.platosupport.weebly.com
  • You can access this tutorial at:www.platosupport.weebly.com
  • Students log-in the same way you do except they use their student ID as their Plato name and password.
  • Transcript of "Plato 101"

    1. 1. PLATO Learning Environment (PLE)
    2. 2. Reasons for PLATO Elective Courses/Enrichment Courses Courses not offered at site Credit Recovery requires special handling: ① Credit Recovery Contract (Promis) ② Detailed Grade Report (PLATO reports) Credit Recovery Students:  Must be very motivated  Can earn credits above & beyond quarterly credits available  Receive credits upon completion of course
    3. 3.  Logged-in to PLATO?  As a teacher  As a student  Created a PLATO class?  Added students to your class  Students MUST be in the PLATO database to successfully add into class  Contact Alexandria Blazek (Cristal Millan) to get student added  Created a PLATO assignment?  An entire course (semester)  A quarter at a time
    4. 4.  Pretests are crucial  Can exempt students from lessons  Off-line activities are required  Can be used for IS work record  Teachers have Answer Key  Credits  2.5 for quarter work  5.0 for semester work  Credit Recovery (Araceli Berumen)  Credits earned anytime  Teacher must turn in:  Plato Grade Report **  Plato Credit Recovery Contract** ** Short-cut** Take a photo & email Download the Genius Scan App & save as a pdf. and email Found in Promis Found in Plato Reports Found in Plato Resources
    5. 5. First Things First…  All teachers must have an account  Your first and last name  The last 4 numbers of your classroom phone #
    6. 6. Tutorial: How to Create a PLATO Class
    7. 7. Tutorial: How to Add an Assignment
    8. 8. Student Log In  All students must be in the SJCOE Plato database to be added to a course
    9. 9. Student Log-in Form
    10. 10. Manage Assignments Lock and unlock tests Override scores Look at Reports Class strengths & weaknesses Graphic Learner Progress Report Grade Report What would you like to cover? NextTime…
    11. 11. Questions??
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