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Compass sop

  1. 1. Compass Standard Operating Procedure by Jared
  2. 2. Log in In the next window there will be a menu of options, just click “run”
  3. 4. File - Open
  4. 5. Open – Class Choose your class
  5. 6. Notice the columns we have here : Name – Password – Assigning – Scores - Notes
  6. 7. This is my class – 702 First, I might organize this a little: You can click and drag columns left or right. In this case, I might switch Units 2 & 1, to put them in order left to right
  7. 8. To update the data in a column, click anywhere in the column, and…
  8. 9. Under the “Class” tab, select Update Selected Column ( or use the hotkey CTRL + U)
  9. 10. Adding Columns <ul><li>Add column (choose from the ones already there) </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They can be of two types: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Numerical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>They are for two main purposes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assigning work (called sequences (RK-3) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collecting scores </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Let’s add a column to assign Reading K We usually only have ONE or TWO assignment columns: In grade 7 – Reading K and Reading 1 In grade 8 – Reading 2
  11. 12. Go to the “Class” tab
  12. 13. Choose a Column: Assignments
  13. 14. Scroll down till you find Reading K, Reading 1, Reading 2, Reading 3 Note the file extension is “.s”
  14. 15. Here I’m selecting the sequence “ readingk.s ”
  15. 16. Readingk.s:ASN ASN = assignment/assigning
  16. 17. To give all the students the same lesson, say “unit1/lesson1”, you select all (CTRL + A) Start typing “unit1/lesson1” (a popup window will open) Select “Fill”
  17. 18. For one student, William, I need to know what he’s done. So, I need to insert a Folder Contents column here ***Please refer to the Inserting a Folder Contents Column tutorial
  18. 19. With a Scores Column, now I know that William is done Unit 1, and I should assign him “unit2/lesson1” Note: I can also assign whole units, e.g. “unit2” (less book-checking )
  19. 20. You can remove a column anytime. In this case I have a redundant “Notes” column I need to remove. Just select the column – Class – Remove Column :
  20. 21. Now that column is gone
  21. 22. Other kinds of columns
  22. 23. Notes I like to have a notes column to take note of Ss’ behavior, or if they need to do a lesson again for any reason, or if they can skip lessons for any reason
  23. 24. Scores - Folder Contents As the name suggests, it’s for keeping track of scores. The Inserting a Folder Contents Column tutorial has more on this
  24. 25. Scores - Recent
  25. 26. Status A nice tool for making sure everyone is logged in . Update the column every once in a while to see what they’re doing.
  26. 27. Here’s a status column:
  27. 28. Make your own column
  28. 29. Class – Create Text Column
  29. 30. Define your new column and give it an “initial value” (could just leave it blank)
  30. 31. Class tab – add a column – “comments”
  31. 32. Voila! – a new comments column:
  32. 33. You can create “number” Columns for numerical values:
  33. 34. Define your digits, initial value and column name. Here I’ve made a column called “Typing Test”
  34. 35. Here’s the result. I like using the Compass spreadsheet to record all kinds of scores on numerical columns, like pronunciation, typing and reading scores:
  35. 36. <ul><li>It’s important we know what the lessons are like, and what the students are facing in the sequence. In order to “do” the lesson yourself, you need to “preview”. Here’s how it’s done… </li></ul>Previewing lessons
  36. 38. Instead of “class” Open a “sequence”
  37. 39. Let’s open readingk.s
  38. 40. Choose a Unit Click on the folder icon Let’s choose Unit 1
  39. 41. Choose a lesson to preview. Again, click on the folder icon you want Let’s choose Lesson 1
  40. 42. Here’s the entire lesson “sequence”, with each section listed. This is the part the students always get confused with – no wonder!
  41. 43. Now, under the SEQUENCE tab, scroll down the menu to “Preview Selection” The lesson will begin as it does for the student, but only the sequence you’ve chosen. In this case, “Explore”. You can choose to see the smallest “bit” of a sequence, or a whole lesson. Just click on the folder icon you want, and “preview selection”. I sometimes use this to ‘go over’ a lesson with some Ss at my computer. Also note that you can “assign” only a “bit” of a sequence, too, but the sequence must be typed exactly as it is here, in the folder structure, if that makes any sense! e.g. unit1/lesson1/sounds_w
  42. 44. Student Summary Report There are a variety of student reports. I’ve only found two (Student Summary Report; Activity Report) to be of value, but do check them out – you may find a use for one of them I haven’t. What follows is how to get the SSR (Student Summary Report), which we use to get an average grade for all work completed in Compass for a whole semester or year. The are found under the “Teacher” tab
  43. 47. Choose the sequence you want. Be sure to report from September (the previous year) through to June (of the current year) Be sure to preview first, before you print
  44. 48. Always save your work (CTRL + S)

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