Students cannot add themselves to Kidscapism. All students are added by their teacher. Only a username and password is required for students - no external email addresses are required. Teachers can add a single student, several students (as on this screen), or many students (using a CSV file).
Teachers - Manage Students - Rename or Delete Students
Teachers can delete students, or change the name that is used throughout the site - username, first name or full name can be used. A user's username can be a (confidential) username, but then teachers can choose to show more user-friendly names (first names for example) throughout the site when users are logged on. Teachers can also block students - for example to stop them logging in out of school hours.
Choose targets from our large bank of target statements, or add your own target (worded how you like). Set the same targets for a class or group, or set targets for each individual. Print out targets for students. Mark targets as Current, Future or Achieved, to keep a record of student achievement against targets.
Full-featured email system - but NO EXTERNAL ACCESS. No external (real) email addresses. All email is restricted to within the class or group the student is entitled to communicate with. Reply, Forward, cc, bcc features, and add attachments. Students can also FLAG messages they are concerned about - these are then highlighted to the teacher.
Teachers can create assignments for students to complete - which teachers can then assess, annotate, mark and review. This is the create task screen - set title, type of task, start and finish dates, due date. Also - if the task is to contribute to a story, there is an option for the teacher to write the first part.
Teachers can write instructions or guidelines which can be shown to their classes. Instructions can be associated with a task, or can be independent. Teachers can create new instructions, or adapt instructions created by other teachers and shared by them on the site.
Teachers can review work done by students. Edit students' notes, and give feedback. Edit students' main work, and give feedback. Make comments and set a mark. Assess performance against success criteria for the task.
This is an example class page - as set up by the teacher, with student names, a set of instructions for this class today, and links to video, audio, and files made available by the teacher for this class.
Students write stories (including poems, lettters, newspaper articles etc.) in response to a task. Stories can be written in stages - starting with notes, then responding to comments, then the final story. Success criteria help students achieve the best outcomes.
Teachers can choose to have their class collaborate with another. This can be within their country or internationally. We currently have many classes looking for links. Teachers communicate with each other through the site, then agree a link. When both sides agree, a linked class is created. Initially it is empty - teachers can then put students into it - when students are in the joint class they can communicate (email) with each other, and collaborate on literacy activities.