Getting started with smart responseDocument Transcript
Getting Started with SMART Response (Senteos) Naming the Receiver 1. Connect the blue receiver in the bag to the computer using one of the USB ports on the front of the CPU. 2. Click the orange SMART Response icon in the system tray. 3. Under Teacher Tools, select CLICK HERE TO START A CLASS. SMART Response Teacher Tools will launch. 4. Name your receiver. To keep it simple for the students, name your receiver your grade level. For Kindergarten, you will need to enter Kinder. Click BEGIN. If you would like to only use the Senteos in anonymous mode with your students, then you can skip to the Getting Students Signed In section (see 3b). Please note, students will not have to put in an ID number, but student names will not appear and grades will not be saved. If you would like to keep a record of grades, then continue on to creating the SMART teacher file and setting up class lists. Creating the SMART Teacher file 1. Click the link, “CREATE A NEW SMART TEACHER FILE AND SET UP YOUR CLASS LISTS.” 2. Enter your information in the fields that appear. 3. Click BROWSE. 4. Save your SMART Teacher file to your H drive. This will allow you to use it in the labs as well. a. After you have navigated to your H drive, create a new folder and call it Senteo. b. Open this folder and enter your last name for the File name at the bottom. c. Click SAVE. 5. Click DONE.
Setting Up Class Lists Before setting up your class lists in the program, you’ll need to set up your class list in an Excel spreadsheet. You may want to designate a person on your team to complete this for your grade level. Go to My Computer>HESShare>Teacher>Tech Info>Senteo Help and open the Senteo Class List Template. Each class will need to have a distinct set of ID numbers, especially if you are a 3rd‐5th grade teacher. Designate one teacher to be the 100s, the second teacher to be the 200s, and so on. Enter the student names under the cells marked Last Name and First Name. See the image to the right for a shortcut to filling in the numbers. Save the list to your grade level share folder on HESShare. Repeat for the rest of the classes in your grade level. When finished with the Excel spreadsheets, follow the steps below to import the lists into SMART Response. 1. Click the link, “TO WORK WITH CLASS LISTS, ASSESSMENTS AND REPORTS, SWITCH TO GRADEBOOK VIEW.” 2. Under Next steps, click ADD A CLASS. 3. Enter the name for the class. This can be your last name. Change the passing grade if necessary. 4. Click ADD. 5. Under Next steps, click ADD STUDENTS TO YOUR CLASS. 6. Right now, you will only have one class in which to import. Click NEXT. 7. Select Microsoft Excel and click NEXT. 8. Navigate to where your class lists have been saved (this should be in your grade level share folder on HESShare). Select your class list and click OPEN. 9. Click the Students tab at the top to verify your students have been imported. Privacy will be on, so you will not be able to see the student ID numbers or any averages from assessments taken. To turn privacy off, click the eye in the top right corner. To sort by ID numbers, click the Student ID heading. 10. If you have more classes to add, click Add a class on the left. 11. Repeat steps 3‐9 to add another class to your Teacher file.
Getting Students Signed In 1. Connect the blue receiver in the bag to the computer using one of the USB ports on the front of the CPU. 2. Click the orange SMART Response icon in the system tray. 3. Under Teacher Tools, select CLICK HERE TO START A CLASS. SMART Response Teacher Tools will launch. 4. Click the drop down arrow next to Start a Class. The number of choices you will have depends on how many classes you have set up. a. If you would like to see student names and save the grades from the assessment, select the appropriate class. b. If you are a Kindergarten teacher, taking a poll, or do not want the grades saved, select Anonymous Mode. 5. You will be alerted in the bottom right corner when the students can turn on their remotes. Students will need to push and hold the power button in the top left corner until their remote powers on. You will want to pull up the remote simulator on the computer so you can demonstrate and explain the remote to your students. The remote simulator will work just like the remotes the students have. Click the orange SMART Response icon in the system tray and select Simulator. 6. If this is your first time using the remotes with your students, they may need to search for the receiver. Instruct them to push the yellow down arrow one time so that the arrow on the screen is next to Find a class. Push ENTER. 7. The screen will change as the remote searches for available receivers. When it has finished searching, it should come up with your receiver name (your grade level). Students should push Enter once the arrow is next to the correct choice. 8. Depending on your choice in step 3, your students will see one of two screens: a. If you started anonymous mode, the screen will display, “Welcome to <grade level>!” You are ready to start your assessment in SMART Notebook. or, Class Mode with ID numbers b. If you started a class, the screen display will ask for an ID number. Instruct your students to key in their 3 digit ID number and push Enter. The screen will change and ask them to confirm their name. If the students entered the right number and they see their name, they should push Enter. If the wrong name comes up, students should push the F/N key and Enter. They will be returned to the ID screen so they can try again. If students make a mistake typing, they can press the DEL key to correct it. When the students have correctly signed in, the screen will look like the one to the right. You are now ready to begin running assessments.
Running Assessments 1. Open the SMART Notebook file containing the question set (don’t have time to make one? There are two links on HES Important Websites where you can search by topic through thousands of question sets. Download the files you want to use and save them for later). 2. Click RESPONSE on the Menu bar and select START ASSESSMENT. 3. The student remotes will change and display the same number as questions in the assessment. 4. See the images below for more information on answering questions on the remote and options on the progress screen. 5. Students can modify any answer on their remote prior to selecting Finish. Once Finish is selected, they can review their answers but not change them.
Evaluating Assessment Results After stopping the assessment, you can review the results with your students within SMART Notebook. Note: the results are automatically imported to the Teacher Tools software and are saved in the Teacher file set up at the beginning. 1. The Progress tab will have changed to a Results tab. Use the blue arrows to navigate back through the questions to see student responses for each. 2. Results for each question can be displayed as either a pie chart or a bar graph and inserted in the Notebook file for larger viewing. 3. Click VIEW OVERALL RESULTS to return to the title page. 4. When you have finished reviewing the results, close the file, but do not save the changes. Exporting the Results 1. Return to the SMART Response Teacher Tools software. 2. Switch to Gradebook view. 3. Select FILE and EXPORT. An Export window will appear. 4. Select the class from which you wish to export results. Click NEXT. 5. Select either by student or by assessment and make the appropriate choice in the drop down menu. Click NEXT. 6. Select the output format (either Excel or Web Page). Click NEXT. The Save As dialog box will appear. 7. Navigate to where you wish to save the results (The Senteo folder on your H drive). Click SAVE. 8. The file will display in the selected format. Print the results or close the screen. 9. Close the SMART Response Teacher Tools software.
Tips and Tricks *You can start your class right from the SMART Notebook file without opening SMART Response Teacher Tools. Choose Response from the Menu bar and hover over Start Class. Select Anonymous Mode or one of your classes and follow the instructions that pop up on the screen. *Want to save the grades, but don’t want student names to show in the progress window? While on the title page, click the Response tab on the left and make sure you are on Properties. Uncheck the box next to Remember Names. *You can decide when the students see their grade, if at all. Prior to starting the assessment, select the title page, change to the Response tab and make sure you are on Properties. Below feedback, make your choice from the drop down menu. *Did you download a file from SMART Exchange or SMART Educator Resources, but all of the questions are instant questions (each question is its own mini‐assessment)? You can group the questions by adding a SMART Response title page (let me know if you want the cute graphics from the original title page and I’ll show you how to copy them over). While on the original title page, change to the Response tab. Click Title Page. Complete the Title and Type field and click Add. Switch back to the Page Sorter tab, right‐click on the original title page and choose Delete Page.
*You can print overall or individual results for your class or students. Select Response from the Menu bar and hover over Print. Select Results. The window below will appear: Click the Class List tab and choose between overall results or individual results. If individual results is selected, select the students in the box below. You can turn the slide on or off under Print Preview. Please note how many pages will print for each student. *You can export the results for the current assessment from SMART Notebook. Select Response from the Menu bar and hover over Export Results To. Select the output format. Navigate to where you want to save the file (the Senteo folder on your H drive) and click Save. The results will open in the selected format. *Want to get back to SMART Response Teacher Tools quickly? You can do that from SMART Notebook as well! Select Response from the Menu bar and choose Teacher Tools. The program will open.