Agenda<br />Installing CPS Software<br />Setting Up Your Classes<br />Engaging a Lesson<br />
CPS IR<br />CPS™ IR<br />CPS™ IR combines durable hardware with the powerful CPS™ software to create an interactive learning environment in any classroom.<br />With eight alphabetical buttons, students can answer multiple-choice questions and navigate through student-managed assessments. This system is durable, portable, and comes with a 5 year warranty.<br />CPS™ IR is ideal for a classroom of up to 64 students. The response pad operates on two AAA batteries. The battery life, with normal usage, will extend beyond a year.<br />
The CPS interface is organized into three main areas:<br />Prepare:ThePrepare tab allows you to create or import classes and students, lessons and assignments, and standards. <br />Engage:TheEngage tab allows you to run student response sessions based on the lessons created in the Prepare tab. <br />Report: The Report tab allow you to run reports on session data.<br />
Download or Run the Software<br />You can download the software from this website.<br />http://www.einstruction.com/support_downloads/downloads.html<br />Look for CPS Software New!<br />Running The Software<br />Installing the CPS Software from the CPS CD<br />Insert the CPS CD and the Install window should appear.<br />Click the Install CPS or Install CPS PPT button / icon to start the installation.<br />Follow the Install Wizard prompts to finish the installation.<br />
MAKING A DESKTOP FOLDER<br />Right-Click on the desktop or go to My Computer and change the drop down menu to desktop.<br />Click on “Make a New Folder.”<br />Name the Desktop folder. (EX. Everything CPS folder)<br />In the future, save all things for CPS (CPS Database, photos, PowerPoints, ExamView files, etc.) in this folder.<br />
Training Modules<br />CPS Database (Folder) Setup<br />
CPS IR Reciever<br />CPS Receiver Set Up <br />The infrared (IR) receiver unit supports a set of 64 student clickers. The receivers can accept signals from IR clickers up to 60 feet away. Although students must have a direct line-of-sight to transmit signals to the IR receiver unit, students can send signals at angles such as 90, 120, 180, and 270. <br />1. Plug in the CPS receiver to an available USB port on your computer. <br />2. Open CPS from your desktop icon. <br />3. CPS will automatically detect your receiver settings. <br />Continued……..<br />
If the receiver is not detected<br />Manually Detect Receiver <br />1. Click the eInstruction icon in your system tray. <br />2. Select eInstruction Device Manager from the menu. <br />3. The eInstruction Device Manager window will open. <br />4. Click the Connect icon . Or, click the <br />Options menu, then Connect. <br />5. The Device Manager will show an icon of your receiver <br /> with a check mark to show it is connected . <br />6. Click OK <br />
Create a CPS database<br />A CPS database is a file with a file extension of .cps. This file is where you save your class information, lessons and questions, team activities, standards, and student performance data for sessions already administered. <br />Create a New Database <br />Although you can create many CPS databases, we suggest you create only one, where each teacher uses their own database. Organizing the data collected by CPS is easy when you save multiple classes and lessons to a single database. To create a new CPS database, follow these directions: <br />1. Open CPS from the desktop icon. The CPS Open or Create New CPS Database window appears. (Note: If you are already in a CPS database choose File > New Database and go to step 4.) <br />2. Choose Create a New CPS File. <br />3. Click OK. The New CPS File dialog box opens. <br />
Creating a Cps Database<br />Navigate your computer to select where to save the file in the Save in: text box. <br />5. Create a New Folder by clicking on the New Folder button to store your CPS database. <br />6. Double-click the New Folder so that it’s displayed in the Save in: box. <br />7. Type a name for the database file in the File name: text box. <br />8. Click Save. <br />
Create a class roster<br /><ul><li>The Prepare>Classes and Students tab is split into two panes. The left pane gives a view of all classes in this open database. We refer to this as the class side.
The right pane displays all of the students from any highlighted class name. We refer to this as the student side. When you highlight a class name from the left pane, all of the students‘ names in that class display on the student side. </li></ul>Create a Class Roster <br />1. Click the Prepare>Classes and Students tab. <br />2. Select Class from the New drop-down button. <br />3. The New Class Wizard appears. <br />4. Choose K-12 as your Institution Type. <br />5. Click <br />
Note: If this is your first time creating a CPS class, enter your Contact Information and click Next to continue. If you have previously created a CPS class, CPS stored your contact information. You will automatically move to the Class Information page. <br />
6. Enter your Class Information: <br />Class Name: This is the only required information for a class. It will help you differentiate your classes so choose a descriptive name. <br />7. Click Next to continue. <br />8. Click Next to create your class or click Back to review your information. <br />9. Click Done to close the New Class Wizard and return to the Prepare>Classes and Students tab, or create another class by clicking the box in front of the I want to make another class option. <br />
Creating a Class step II<br />If you switch classes or are departmentalized, you will need to create a class for each of the<br />sections of students you teach. (For example, Math 5A and Math 5B or Block 1 Pre-calculus). If<br />you are a self-contained classroom, you will only need to create one class.<br />1. Click "Prepare" tab.<br />2. Click "Classes and Students."<br />3. Click the green plus sign and choose "Class."<br />4. Follow the directions on the screen.<br />
Add students and edit a class roster<br />Adding Students<br />1. Click the name of your class.<br />2. Click the green plus sign and choose new "Student."<br />3. Repeat this process until you have enough students in your class or press enter on your<br />keyboard to add as many students as necessary.<br />4. Rename your students by changing the "first name" and "last name" fields.<br />(Note: You can add new students and delete withdrawn students as needed in the future. In addition, if a "clicker" becomes inoperable you can change the clicker number for a student by selecting the appropriate box and changing “Pad ID.”)<br />
Creating CPS Lessons and Questions<br />1. Click "Prepare" tab.<br />2. Click "Lessons and Assessments."<br />3. Click the green plus sign and choose new "Lesson."<br />4. Add a title to your lesson.<br />5. Click on the name of your lesson while still under the Prepare tab.<br />6. Click the green plus sign and choose new "Question."<br />7. Save each question as you go with the floppy disk and arrow icon.<br />8. Click the red close icon when you are finished creating questions.<br />
Engaging a lesson<br />1. Click the "Engage" tab.<br />2. Check the box or boxes in front of the lesson you want to engage.<br />3. If you have multiple classes, make sure you have chosen the desired class in the middle blue box.<br />4. Click the green "Engage" button to start your lesson.<br />5. "Take Attendance" by clicking on the "Class" button to see if all of the clickers are working.<br />6. If the lesson is CPS created or ExamView, use the "Next #1" button. If the lesson is a<br />PowerPoint, click the "Verbal" button.<br />
Chalkboard questions<br />This option allows you to create questions with the CPS Chalkboard. You can do this<br />spontaneously while you are engaged in a lesson or create the Chalkboard questions before<br />you engage.<br />1. While you are “engaged” in a lesson, click “Chalkboard.”<br />2. This will open up the Chalkboard template where you can create your question.<br />3. Use the Pencil button to write your question. Click the Answer button to show the<br />question and enter an answer stem. (Change the answer type at the bottom of the<br />screen).<br />4. Click Start.<br />5. Click End.<br />6. Click Close to save the performance data.<br />
Verbal questions<br />You can spontaneously ask questions in class and still record performance data.<br />1. On the “Engage” tab, select your database by clicking on it. Then click “Engage: Verbal”atthe top.<br />2. In the set up window that appears, check over the options to make sure they meet your specifications and click “OK”.<br />3. The CPS toolbar will appear at the top of the screen. Click the “verbal” button to identify<br />the question format for your first question (True/False, Yes/No, A/B, etc.)<br />4. The question will start automatically. After the students submit their answers, click“End”.<br />5. The charting window will appear to show how the class responded. Next to the “correct answer” window, choose the correct answer from the list. The correct answer will green on the chart. The incorrect answers will highlight blue on the chart.<br />6. To change the format of your verbal question, click the appropriate button (T/F, Y/N,A/B) from the toolbar before going to your next question.<br />7. When you are finished with your verbal questions, click “Close.”<br />
Online resources<br />Download CPS for PC Full Release at home:<br />http://www.einstruction.com/support_downloads/downloads.html<br />Ask your Tech Coordinator to download the software on your computer at<br />school.<br />http://www.einstruction.com/support_downloads/legacy.html<br />(Note: 5.4 is an old but reliable version)<br />Training Resources and Materials (videos)<br />http://www.einstruction.com/support_downloads/training/resources/index.html<br />Notes<br />If your computer does not recognize the receiver, you may not have connected the receiver to the<br />computer before opening the CPS software. To fix this: check Settings > Delivery Options > Receiver ><br />Detect CPS Receiver.<br />
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