While you wait: goto www.zondle.com.If you have aniPad, download thefree zondle app fromthe app store.
Zondle is a games-based learningplatform (desktop and mobile)that enables teachers and studentsto create, play and share g...
In Play mode, click blueguy for :40 sec. videooverview.
30,000+ topics (educational content), created by users.Any subject, any level, any language.50+ games (and students can ma...
Go towww.zondle.comand click Joinfor Free, thenthe I’m astudent tab.Create ausername,password andsecret question.(I have s...
With a classcode, the teacherdoes NOT have toenter individualstudents!! HUGEtime saver! Andno email needed!This is your cl...
Use the arrow to scroll through choices.Take aminute tocustomizeyour zondleavatar!
Here is the topic your teacher has set foryou to play.These are all thegame choicesstudents have tochoose from whenplaying...
Here is the topic your teacher has set foryou to play.Go ahead!Play the topic tosee what it will belike for yourstudents!C...
Independent Learning
Whole-Class Learning
Monitor Progress:Use data to help you assess, remediate, etc.!
There’s a great Zondle community on Edmodo; excellent user supportas well as support from the Zondle team of developers.
Click Join forFree, thenthe I’m ateacher tab.Create ausername,password andsecret question.Use your schoolemail.We aregoing...
Click manage students.
Click get started and answer questions.
Name your classsomething youwill use this fall—4th per. Science;2013 Smith 3rd gradeUnder “get your students to add themse...
In the fall, youcan give your newstudents theclass code to joinyour class (under“managestudents”).
A zondletopic is a setof questions(for example,words to spell orquestions aboutgeography).Topics can beplayed andpracticed...
Search forTopics:Find questionsthat otherteachers havealready created!
Click thegreen plusbutton tocheck out atopic’squestions.
Click on previewto see if thequestions willwork for yourlesson. If you likethe topic, clickcopy.
Even if thequestions aren’tquite right, youcan edit them forlength, yourlesson, students,and/or gradelevel.
To delete entirequestions, click thebox(es), then click“delete selectedquestions.”Click to add yourown questions.
To edit aquestion, clickthe questionyou want tochange.
You can changethe questiontype, change theanswers, and fixtypos.Don’t forget tosave!
Once finishedediting the topic,you can “set” thetopic to yourstudents (you can dothis immediately or waituntil you want to...
Edit yourtopic to fityour needs.TIP: Topicsshould be about10 questions formiddle school,less for youngerstudents.Find atop...
Create aTopic:If you can’t find atopic that wasalreadycreated, makeyour own to suityour needs!
Name your topicand give it acouple tags. Tagswill help otherteachers find yourtopic. Choose fromthe suggested tagsor add y...
Case sensitive and must be spelled correctly.
To assign a topic toyour class, go tothe Home screenand, click thegreen plus signnext to thetopic, then selectthe class.
Click “settopic tostudents”.
Click the boxnext to theclass or classesyou want towork on thetopic.
To checkstudents’progress ontopics you haveset them, clickthe gradebook onthe Home page.
You can seebest grades oneach topic andif the studenthasn’t playedthe topic.
Shows how manytimes the student hasplayed the topic.Click plus sign to getdetails of astudent’s progresson the topic.
Shows “zollars”student has earned.Click star to awardbadges to students--very motivational!!
On the students’homepage they cansee their “friendstream”, showing thepoints everyone inclass is getting—setsup some frien...
Students can alsocheck their ownprogress, see theirbadges, see theleaderboard for theclass, and see howmany zollars theyha...
Click manage students.
Here’s where theclass code is—noneed to write itdown and worryabout losing it!(See screen 4 toremind yourself howstudents ...
Zondle Team Playenables teachersto use a game-based approachto whole-classteaching. It isdesigned for useon IWBs.
Click on topic, then click zondle TeamPlay, choose which background class should
Excellent tutorialsfor how to set upand play zondleTeam Play areavailable on the site.Click this pic toget to the Helppage...
Log out ofzondle andgo towww.zondle.com/tpType in theSession ID andSessionpassword.We are goingto play around ofzondle Tea...
Learningslides withinteractiveTeam Playquestions.https://www.zondle.com/memberPages/support.aspxStudentscreate theirown to...
Join the zondlecommunity onedmodo to gethelp from otherteachers andfrom zondle’ssupport staff.SupportforZondle:Go to thesi...
Thank you!www.zondle.comgames to support learning
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  1. 1. While you wait: goto www.zondle.com.If you have aniPad, download thefree zondle app fromthe app store.
  2. 2. Zondle is a games-based learningplatform (desktop and mobile)that enables teachers and studentsto create, play and share gamesto support exactly their learning needs.Individual or whole classlearning games are available.
  3. 3. In Play mode, click blueguy for :40 sec. videooverview.
  4. 4. 30,000+ topics (educational content), created by users.Any subject, any level, any language.50+ games (and students can make their own).1,500,000+ topic and game combinations.Set topics for students to play in games of their choosing.Manage classes, and monitor achievement and progress.
  5. 5. Go towww.zondle.comand click Joinfor Free, thenthe I’m astudent tab.Create ausername,password andsecret question.(I have students useechalk username andpassword.)We aregoing tosign intozondle asif we arestudents.
  6. 6. With a classcode, the teacherdoes NOT have toenter individualstudents!! HUGEtime saver! Andno email needed!This is your class code for today’s PD.
  7. 7. Use the arrow to scroll through choices.Take aminute tocustomizeyour zondleavatar!
  8. 8. Here is the topic your teacher has set foryou to play.These are all thegame choicesstudents have tochoose from whenplaying each of thetopics.
  9. 9. Here is the topic your teacher has set foryou to play.Go ahead!Play the topic tosee what it will belike for yourstudents!Choose anygame.
  10. 10. Independent Learning
  11. 11. Whole-Class Learning
  12. 12. Monitor Progress:Use data to help you assess, remediate, etc.!
  13. 13. There’s a great Zondle community on Edmodo; excellent user supportas well as support from the Zondle team of developers.
  14. 14. Click Join forFree, thenthe I’m ateacher tab.Create ausername,password andsecret question.Use your schoolemail.We aregoing tolog outand thensign in asteachers.
  15. 15. Click manage students.
  16. 16. Click get started and answer questions.
  17. 17. Name your classsomething youwill use this fall—4th per. Science;2013 Smith 3rd gradeUnder “get your students to add themselves”,click on My Class and change the name.If you teach multiple subjects or different periods of thesame subject, you can click “add class” to add more.
  18. 18. In the fall, youcan give your newstudents theclass code to joinyour class (under“managestudents”).
  19. 19. A zondletopic is a setof questions(for example,words to spell orquestions aboutgeography).Topics can beplayed andpracticedin almost ANYZondle game.We aregoing tocreate atopic forstudentsto play.
  20. 20. Search forTopics:Find questionsthat otherteachers havealready created!
  21. 21. Click thegreen plusbutton tocheck out atopic’squestions.
  22. 22. Click on previewto see if thequestions willwork for yourlesson. If you likethe topic, clickcopy.
  23. 23. Even if thequestions aren’tquite right, youcan edit them forlength, yourlesson, students,and/or gradelevel.
  24. 24. To delete entirequestions, click thebox(es), then click“delete selectedquestions.”Click to add yourown questions.
  25. 25. To edit aquestion, clickthe questionyou want tochange.
  26. 26. You can changethe questiontype, change theanswers, and fixtypos.Don’t forget tosave!
  27. 27. Once finishedediting the topic,you can “set” thetopic to yourstudents (you can dothis immediately or waituntil you want to assignit).
  28. 28. Edit yourtopic to fityour needs.TIP: Topicsshould be about10 questions formiddle school,less for youngerstudents.Find atopic thatis relevantto whatyou teach.
  29. 29. Create aTopic:If you can’t find atopic that wasalreadycreated, makeyour own to suityour needs!
  30. 30. Name your topicand give it acouple tags. Tagswill help otherteachers find yourtopic. Choose fromthe suggested tagsor add your own.
  31. 31. Case sensitive and must be spelled correctly.
  32. 32. To assign a topic toyour class, go tothe Home screenand, click thegreen plus signnext to thetopic, then selectthe class.
  33. 33. Click “settopic tostudents”.
  34. 34. Click the boxnext to theclass or classesyou want towork on thetopic.
  35. 35. To checkstudents’progress ontopics you haveset them, clickthe gradebook onthe Home page.
  36. 36. You can seebest grades oneach topic andif the studenthasn’t playedthe topic.
  37. 37. Shows how manytimes the student hasplayed the topic.Click plus sign to getdetails of astudent’s progresson the topic.
  38. 38. Shows “zollars”student has earned.Click star to awardbadges to students--very motivational!!
  39. 39. On the students’homepage they cansee their “friendstream”, showing thepoints everyone inclass is getting—setsup some friendlycompetition!
  40. 40. Students can alsocheck their ownprogress, see theirbadges, see theleaderboard for theclass, and see howmany zollars theyhave earned.
  41. 41. Click manage students.
  42. 42. Here’s where theclass code is—noneed to write itdown and worryabout losing it!(See screen 4 toremind yourself howstudents sign up.)
  43. 43. Zondle Team Playenables teachersto use a game-based approachto whole-classteaching. It isdesigned for useon IWBs.
  44. 44. Click on topic, then click zondle TeamPlay, choose which background class should
  45. 45. Excellent tutorialsfor how to set upand play zondleTeam Play areavailable on the site.Click this pic toget to the Helppage (in Play mode).
  46. 46. Log out ofzondle andgo towww.zondle.com/tpType in theSession ID andSessionpassword.We are goingto play around ofzondle TeamPlay!
  47. 47. Learningslides withinteractiveTeam Playquestions.https://www.zondle.com/memberPages/support.aspxStudentscreate theirown topics forclassmates toplay in games.https://www.zondle.com/memberPages/support.aspxOnce youget the hangof zondle,look atwhat elseyou cando!!
  48. 48. Join the zondlecommunity onedmodo to gethelp from otherteachers andfrom zondle’ssupport staff.SupportforZondle:Go to thesite’s Supportpage for tutorialsand othermaterials.http://www.zondle.com/publicPages/support.aspx
  49. 49. Thank you!www.zondle.comgames to support learning

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