Summer vacation is almost here, if it hasn’t started already! Summer learning loss refers to the knowledge and skills that your students lose over the summer break, and it makes it much harder for them to pick up where they left off when school reopens.
With BrainNook, it’s easy to reduce or eliminate summer learning loss. Help your students keep their math and language skills sharp over summer vacation with a few simple steps — here’s how!
Set assignments to be done over summer vacation:
- Log in to your BrainNook @ School teacher account. If you’re using BrainNook from Edmodo, simply start BrainNook from the Apps menu in Edmodo.
- Go to the Set Assignments screen, and search for a few topics that you want your students to practice over the summer — say “multiplication”:
- You can even search for a topic number from the Common Core State Standards, like 4.OA.
- Click Assign to set these games as assignments for your students. Make sure to space out the due dates for the assignments throughout the summer, so that your students keep practicing till school starts again!
You now have powerful insight into how your students are working over the break:
- You can see which assignments your students are tackling from the View Assignments screen.
- You can view each student’s performance in all the assignments you’ve given them from the Performance Data screen. This is a great way to find out which areas each student finds difficult! You’ll see how many times each assignment was attempted by a student, how many answers they got correct, and their accuracy.
- You can also view this data in a different way, to see all assignments based on a topic. This is a good way to get a broad sense of how your students have done in various topics over the past year.
- From the Performance Data screen, you can see how each student has been working over the last week or month:
- You can even track their progress in a specific game by clicking the Graph button, and you can assign them that game if their performance is below par:
Your students are now likely to come back from summer vacation not just well-rested, but also well-prepared for their new grade!