Since last year’s release of Teacher Tools, the key component of our Educational Group Subscription, we have received a good deal of constructive feedback as well as questions about the new features. We have collected the most frequently asked questions to help you get started with Teacher Tools this new school year.
Teacher Tools FAQ
- As a teacher, I wonder if I can hide or disable the “Check Answer” feature in the quizzes that I create for my students?
When you set the lessons for “test” mode, Help functions such as “check answers” will be disabled for your students. Other functions will also be locked exactly as you have determined them. Please note that the quiz operates in test mode only after you click the “Go” button. This is to make sure you’ve reviewed the activity and decided that what you see if what you want for your students.
- I can’t choose the test mode while assigning assessments to my students. What’s worng?
The option for test mode becomes active inside the activity after clicking the “Go” button. The option is displayed but disabled on the initial screen.
Our development team has been working to improve the design to convey the message more clearly and changes will be implemented at our next update. We may decide that radio buttons should be in gray when they are disabled. Let us know if you have any more questions or suggestions for improvement.
- I’m a teacher who still prints tests. When tests print, the choices for one question sometimes get bumped to the next page. Please tell me how to fix this.
In Multiple Choice, after you click the print button, check the “Set Page Break by Click” option shown at the top of the page. Then when you move your mouse, you will see a gray line appear at the bottom of the question where you put your cursor. Find the best spot to break the page, and just click on the page break line.
Now click Print. The page should print as you set it.
- I’ve tried out Teacher Tools with an Individual Subscription, what makes an Educational Group Subscription different?
The Educational Group Subscription provides premium features through a unique school URL. After the payment transaction is completed, teachers receive a confirmation email with a link to their school start page (www.wordsmyth.net/school/your_school_name/start). Through the start page, all users on the group subscription, (teacher or teachers, students, assistants) will be able to make use of Wordsmyth’s premium educational features, including Teacher Tools that allow educators to interact with their students. In other words, each subscription is given its own start page and each teacher or student can use this start page to get access to subscription privileges. We recommend bookmarking your school start page or adding the URL as a link on your school’s website.
Subscribe now and start your new school year with the support of Wordsmyth dictionaries and vocabulary tools.