New Teacher and Classroom Tools for the We the People Ebook

Nov 13, 2013 / Level 3 Enhanced Ebook, We the People

The We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution enhanced ebook for high school students has been updated to include a powerful set of teacher tools that make managing your We the People classroom even easier. Teachers can now organize their students into different classes, create groups and group assignments, and see how each student is doing at a glance.

Clicking on the mortarboard icon displays a list of classrooms. Teachers can create and assign classrooms easily in the ebook.

Clicking on the mortarboard icon displays a list of classrooms. Teachers can create and assign classrooms easily in the ebook (click image to enlarge).

Teacher and classroom tools can be accessed in the ebook by clicking on the mortarboard icon in the upper righthand corner of the screen.

The new update allows teachers to create and manage individual classes right inside the ebook. For example, a teacher can quickly see how her second-period American History class is doing, or delve into her fifth-period AP Government class without leaving her ebook.

From the Classrooms menu, a teacher can view her students’ progress and make changes to her classroom, post to her class’s homepage, add topics to her class forum, create groups and group assignments, and manage her class.

By selecting the Class View from the Classrooms menu, a teacher can monitor her students’ progress through the ebook. She can see the percentage of assignments unopened, saved, and submitted. She can also sort assignments by lesson and see detailed views of each assignment.

Teachers can see how each individual student is doing on every assignment. Assignments are sortable by lesson (click image to enlarge).

Teachers can see how each individual student is doing on every assignment. Assignments are sortable by lesson (click image to enlarge).

Another highlight of the teacher and classroom tools is the ability of teachers to create groups within a particular class and to create group assignments. Many We the People competition teachers separate their classes into groups by unit. This can now be done within the ebook itself from the Classrooms menu by selecting the desired class and then selecting Group Assignments.

The Center is committed to constantly improving the We the People user experience. If you have a suggestion for improving the ebook or a question on the ebook’s features, please contact Mark Gage at gage@civiced.org. If you have a technical inquiry or are having trouble accessing your subscription, please contact Doug Seelig at dsgs@mac.com.

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