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Debbie Jensen: It is-- this is one of the presentations I love most present because I love CK-12. And I want to share it with you.
My name is Debbie Jensen. I was an adult basic skills instructor at Baldwin Park Adult and Community for over 30 years. Today I focus my time working for OTAN. I'm a CK-12 certified instructor. And I'm happy to be here and share with you the future of digital education, which is CK-12. They are interactive digital textbooks. And they're free.
My co-presenter is Katie Hamon. She's from CK-12, and she will demonstrate CK-12 to us. She knows everything there is to know about CK-12 and will help us with any questions you have. I hope you have many questions. I've got my chat open so that I can see it. It's right on top of my screen. So if you have a question, we want to answer it as we go, so that you have an opportunity to learn.
I truly believe that this is something that helps adult education and will be a blessing to our students. In the time we have together, let's answer what is CK-12? Let's explore what it can do for you, look at the new adult education website at CK-12 and its resources. We'll look at them as an educator. And then we'll also look at them and see what the student has available to him.
And then a little bit about my own experience, and then we're going to go live. I want to show you just how user friendly CK-12 is. And so we want to spend time with that. OK, now I'm going to turn the time over to Katie, so she can tell you all things CK-12.
Katie Hamon: Sounds good. Thank you, Debbie. So for many of you, this may be your first introduction to CK-12. But we've been a premier flexible learning solution since 2007. And we've served over 200 million users from around the world.
We really believe that every student has a unique, personalized learning journey. And we try to offer multiple pathways for students to learn in their own way. We're a nonprofit organization. And all of the resources that you find on CK-12 are free for you to use, all textbooks, interactives. All of that is 100% free.
So you're not going to see advertising on our site. You're not going to hit a paywall to access our FlexBooks. It's really a chance for you to go ahead and explore and take skills to the next level and share them with your students. And so that access is free for teachers and students. And it's going to give you the tools and resources that you need in any setting.
Now, we are used across the world. You can check our usage map at the bottom and see the breadth of places that we're used by teachers, students, districts, because not only is it free, but it's really the best content.
When you're using a CK-12 resource, you can trust that our core content-- we do have user-created content that has varying levels and content and options-- but our core CK-12 content is of the highest quality. It's been developed by over 100 PhDs, professors, teachers, authors, NASA scientists, and other subject matter and domain experts since we started over a decade ago.
And then another major point is that we try to make that content accessible. So we've worked hard to make that content available on every platform-- you don't need a particular device, any tablet, laptop, Chromebook, all the rest is totally fine-- and available in print and digital formats.
So you can download our books if you need a customized version, or you need a text copy, or some of our practice questions, as well. Now, the best experience is live because you get all that interactivity piece. But there are available options for offline, as well.
Debbie Jensen: Thank you. So what is CK-12? Let me first ask you a question. What do you want most as a teacher? And the answer when I was in the classroom was, I wanted to try and meet the needs of each student. But traditionally, we've had to be satisfied with the needs of the majority, knowing that some of the needy students are slipping through the cracks.
Enter technology. Today, with the help of technology, we can individualize our assignments and offer them in more than one modality. Now think "better still." Now CK-12 offers their FlexBook 2.0, customizable digital textbooks, that have interactive content, including adaptive practice, simulations, interactives, study guides.
Now on this slide, you can see that CK-12 has also offered an assistant for every teacher in the classroom. And we will be looking at this. But what it means is that they offer insights into what the student's doing, what the student doesn't understand. And that saves you a lot of time.
As part of their assistance, CK-12 will organize your students into a digital classroom and assess. And then you can access an intelligent gradebook that easily displays what the students are doing and reveals patterns. Then you can spend your time addressing the problems that have been revealed.
At CK-12 they recognize, and I'm quoting, "all people everywhere learn in their own way." Technology at its best should assist the learning. So CK-12 has accepted that challenge. They join technology and quality content. Then they equip students and teachers with everything they need to access the resources and assess the students' learning.
To top it all off, they've created a platform for you to take their existing content and modify it or add to it. You can even start from scratch with a blank FlexBook 2.0 and create your own resources. So what it means is you have a smart, 21st century FlexBook 2.0 that can include videos, interactives, simulations, assisted practice that assesses student progress, guides their learning, making their problems or questions more difficult or less difficult, depending on the student.
If the student's struggling, they'll make suggestions to the student about other media, such as videos or real world applications, that might work. And to the teacher, they'll let you know what they're struggling with and what they don't understand.
Now, Katie's going to go live right now because I'm so excited about these lessons. But you've got to see one. You've got to see one to know what we're talking about. So let me stop sharing and let Katie show you an example of one of our FlexBook lessons.
Katie Hamon: Thanks, Debbie. I'm going to start at the adult ed page. You can find that under Subjects and pick any of your adult ed options from our home page. Those actually don't show up on the adult ed page because you're already there. But they do show up if you click Subjects elsewhere.
So if we're on our main page, I can go to Subjects. And then I can kind of jump to our Adult Education page. So let's get to basic education here. And from here, I'm going to open the first FlexBook up there. So let's look at our first options.
And you'll notice that across the CK-12 platform, depending on when the resource was made or who created it or what happened, you're going to have different resources and opportunities and levels of interactivity and all the rest. So just be aware that that's based on a number of different factors. So I want to kind of stick to the adult ed ones to start to give you a sense of what's available in those and across those.
So our math and science, CK-12 is core math and science, so these books were taken from our core content. They were then customized and aligned with the ideas of the topics that adult learners would need for this particular piece.
And you can see here that there's a number of different authors, from OTAN to another couple adult educators. Debbie worked on this book at one point in time, so her name's on there as well. But if I go ahead and I just pick a chapter, and I expand this chapter, and then I pick a lesson within it, it's going to drop you into the lesson.
And this lesson has a couple of different components. So you're going to see core text, you see your title, your core text, what's happening. This one gives you an opening scenario. A lot of our things really try to start with something that relates to real life and hooks students into that piece. You'll see text options.
In math, you might see example problems or, in this case, place-value charts, different parts there. You'll see embedded videos or an embedded interactivity within our lessons across our content areas, all sorts of different pieces here.
And as you keep going down, you can even see sometimes questions directly within here. Or, as you can see on the bottom right here, a digital quiz. So this quiz opens up. These quizzes were curated to go with this piece. You, as a teacher, can preview this quiz. But a student would get dropped directly into that quiz.
We can talk a bit more about our practice and our quizzes as we go through in a later piece. But I want you to be aware that that is tied directly to this lesson. So those questions match this content. You can assign this. If you're using the Assign option at the top, that all kind of ties in together and works with it as it is.
Now within the lesson, there are a couple other pieces. So one, you'll see this little guy on our bottom left, our little student tutor option. So our student tutor in a math thing just has a task. That might say, for a student, hey, you have an assignment coming up, for a teacher, students have finished work. You can see insights.
If we go over to the science one, we'll see some other options, as well, that are being expanded, where you can actually ask our student tutor questions or our teacher assistant questions about the platform or about different pieces. But keep in mind that that's available there, definitely to keep you on track and your students on track, as well as to ask questions. And that opportunity to ask is going to be expanded across our platform as we go.
Within our toolbar up at the top, let's say we have something where we talk about-- at the top, we talk about place value. So "a decimal is a part of a whole." I'm going to highlight that. We have annotation tools available within here. And then I can find-- as a user, whether I'm a student or a teacher-- I can find all of my notes and highlights here.
So I can then use that as a reference. We'll have teachers that will encourage students to highlight all vocabulary in one color and all key topics in another, all formulas in another. And that way, they have a really quick little review option, when they want to go back to that particular lesson.
So you have some other options in here, as well. But the one that we're highlighting right now is that Notes and Highlights option. We mentioned that there's attached practice for this lesson. And at the very bottom of the lesson, I also want you to be aware that we have built in a Google Translate option. So if your students are speaking another language as their home language, their primary language, then you can go ahead and it will convert all of the core text into-- in this case I pick Spanish.
And that might be useful for a student to go ahead and work from there and get a chance to say, OK, well what was this? OK, that's what that said. And now I'm going to go back to English and try to learn the English vocabulary that I'm going to need for some of that practice, those quiz questions that are attached. But that opportunity to actually convert that content into another language for English language learners, can be really, really important as you go through.
So that's one-- let's just, so you can see for a second a chance to understand what else might be a little bit different. So in high school equivalency, let's pick our science option. There's a couple of science options down here at the bottom. So let's give you a sense of how those might be slightly different than math.
And you'll see here, same deal. You got your overall piece. We have our chapter options here. In this case, let's pick another chapter, another section. So we go in here, one on photosynthesis. And you'll see here a similar setup with attached questions, with our little tutor/assistant in the bottom-left corner. I actually click on it. Maybe it'll load. And you'll be good to go from there.
So, again, we're starting with some sort of scenario. In science, it's usually an open question for our core content. And then you can scroll down. And in this case there's built-in questions, there's a built-in video in this place. You might even see built-in interactivity, depending on when the content was pulled. We'll show you some more of that, as well. It's just going to keep loading while I'm talking.
And then, same deal-- the quiz right here, your summary and answers. If I did notes and highlights, I could access those in my toolbar in the top-right as well. And then when that loads, I'm going to go ahead and click on here.
And you'll see that our tutor/assistant in the bottom left has one other option. So you can see here that we are beta testing this out. So this is a newer feature. And you can say, let's see, "Why isn't Pluto a planet?"-- ask a question. So it could be a science question. In this case, we're working off of our science as our starting peace.
Or you could do something as an educator and say, "How do I customize content on CK-12?" And that's going to pull up information to help you do that piece. And you can get a link to a helpdesk article or a video. So all of that is built into our core lesson as opportunities to work with. And that little Q&A piece is being tested in our science content right now and will expand out from there.
And so that kind of core piece with text and videos or other interactives that you'll see in different places is based on the fact that we started as a core math and science content. And you will see other resources for other subject areas on the OTAN page and across our platform. And those may have different levels of interactivity, based on who created them and where they're coming from.
But hopefully that's a quick overview of what that lesson looks like. Debbie, is there anything else you want me to cover right now? Or should we save the rest of it for later on?
Debbie Jensen: Let's save it. I love it. Thank you.
Katie Hamon: You're welcome
Debbie Jensen: All right, I'll continue. Let's see. All right. And then we will go back to-- screen 2. Then we'll continue with the slide show.
OK, I'm going to share some of the things she said because I just fell in love with this more and more as I went through. This is the lesson that she showed-- an example of a lesson that she showed. And on it you'll see, at 1, something that we're going to talk about a little bit later. But this is where the class insights are, where you find all about the class and how the class is doing, which students are struggling. At 2, that was the highlighting.
Now, as an ABE teacher, having a textbook help me teach the students how to critically read would be really powerful. Having to them to be able to highlight the main idea or topic sentences or whatever, that's cool. And that they can gather all their notes in one place-- very, very nice-- so that they, no matter where they are, they can be taking notes on their text.
At the bottom you see the quiz. And these quiz quizzes are all connected with the lesson. And they can be expanded. I don't even know how many questions CK-12 has developed over all of these topics. And you have access to those. So if you think the quiz needs a little bit more, you can look at all the questions they've already created. Or you can create your own questions, maybe ones that you've gone over in class and you want to be sure that are in those quizzes. And so you can customize those quizzes to fit your students' needs.
At 4, we have the student helper. And she showed you him. He's great. So let me move to the next slide.
OK, on this one I'm looking at a little bit more about some of the study features. If you open up the taking notes at number 1, you will then open it up. And you see it at 2. And you see where you can actually take the notes and write them right there on your screen.
You can also-- they'll show you where it goes. It goes over on the third place. And I also like, on the left, where you can see the basics of real numbers, which is actually a study guide.
Now, I never really thought study guides were going to be all that great, and whoa, this is something revolutionary. But these study guides are impressive in their scope. And they were written by students. And so they cover and look at it, not as the teacher, but as the student. And so they're very valuable. And I think your students and your teachers will be very pleased with what's there and available for them.
If we continue scrolling down the lesson, you're going to see videos like is on the left. But then also, on the right, this is a math one. And so this is if they get into the practice. Now, the practice, it's always 10 questions. And it is determined and helped out by CK-12. If the student's getting the questions wrong, then the questions get easier. And helps are offered by the assistant.
If the student's doing really, really well, then the questions get harder, so that it's adapting. And they call it adaptive practice. And it's magnificent. So at 1, you see that you're on question 2 of 10 questions. At number 2, you see the level that you're at. So right now, it's beginning. You're just starting.
3 is the scratch pad. Again, how better could it be than to be able to actually do the problem they're in and on a scratch pad available to you. And at number 4, you see the tools that can be used with the scratch pad. This makes it so that the student can actually practice right there in the book.
Now, this is recently, CK-12 is always changing. And that's cool. This is something that's being added, a feature that's being added right now to geometry and the biology classes. In the lessons, they went back and they went for terminology.
Like here, it says "A line segment is a portion of a line with two endpoints. An array is"-- now that's in the text. But they've added the interactive right there. So that the student can understand what they're talking about with that vocabulary.
They assist the student's understanding with the terminology. And you can also customize your lessons with added features that you would like to put into each lesson, maybe something you feel is-- would really, really-- would help them with what they're studying.
Now, let's assume that you've split your screen. And you've gone to CK-12. I suggest it. [chuckles] Go to ck12.org. This is the screen you're going to see. And you'll see, at the top arrow on the left, where it says "Switch to teacher view." If you do that, then it'll be all things teacher. And so that's valuable for you to be able to do.
If you click on it, it's going to-- once you've enrolled, then you will be in the teacher version. Now, notice in the center, CK-12 has included topics of interest, including adult education. Now I circled that and put an arrow with it.
March 2021, CK-12 and OTAN partnered to put a place on CK-12 for adult education, teachers and students. So we have our own web page. And we are excited because it's growing. OK, so we're continuing on that first page. Now, this is me coming in the second time. The first time, it looked like the other screen. This is the second time I came in. I was looking for math.
And so what you're going to see is at the center of the screen, these were things that were recently viewed or things that they recommend. So they're helping me right from the start in my search of trying to find materials. I can click on Recommended by Subjects. I can click by Standards. I can also use the concept map as ways to filter my search.
Now along the top, you've got the dashboard. You've got classes. And we'll look at that. You've also got your Library. This one's really important. And you may not know it at first because any time you see something or find something that you think, oh, that's really cool, or maybe not for you. Maybe it's for the teacher next door.
But it's really cool. And you don't want to lose it. Add it to your Library. Your Library is your repository of great stuff. You may work on it today. You may work on it in several months. But it's saved for you. It's kind of like bookmarking the things that you want.
The next part is Subjects-- we're going to look at that-- so that you can look at a general section that gives you an overview of all subjects. And then there's Explore. The last one is what you want to learn. And this is the Search bar. And so you can type in what you're wanting to learn there, as well.
This is the Subjects. And you can see that the first digital efforts that CK-12 made were in the STEM courses. And so you had Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. They've branched out now to include courses that are made by community partners, as well. And so you have more than just their core courses.
And you see that I circled the Adult Education because I wanted you to just know how proud we are that it's there. And, just this week, Career Technical Ed and English as a Second Language were added.
So we're continuing just looking at all of the different things. And Katie's going to look at these because there's no way that just looking at this slide is going to give you an idea of how cool simulations are. But I just wanted you to see the breadth that they have of things that you can use.
You may not want a whole textbook. But how about that beginning activity? Or how about that ending activity? Or something to assist in your students understanding. The ones that you see on the screen are all-- these are physics. There's also chemistry simulations.
But we have a driverless car, or scientific measurement done at the crossroads, or motion and position under Irwin and Ruthie. And those are little robots. You also have model rockets, and through that you learn about motion and acceleration, or telescopes and how they work, with concave mirrors or convex mirrors, or the prom night and mirrors trying to reflect how well you look and how that whole process works.
So lots that is here. You can spend a lot of time. And the good news is that whenever you find something you like, just put it in your library. Now again, we've got PLIX. They call these Play, Learn, Interact, and Explore. Math and science, all types of math and science-- arithmetic, measurement, algebra, geometry, probability, statistics, trigonometry.
In the sciences we've got life science, earth science, physical science, biology, chemistry, physics, just all sorts of things. And so you can filter them by different topics that you may be teaching. But also, they just help with-- like metric. You may not think you're doing math. But if you're having to use metric in any way, that would be helpful for students to learn about it and how it's done. So just lots of things that are here and available.
Here's an example of a PLIX activity. Now, they have elaborate ones. This one was simple for me. I'm an ABE teacher. I teach basic math. And my students struggle with the ideas of parallel and intersecting, perpendicular-- this vocabulary.
And in this, you drag the points on the line from one house to another. And then the line you've created, they ask you, is it parallel? Very simple idea, but something that allows them, when they are on their own, to practice a concept.
How many times do you realize, your students aren't getting the vocabulary. You're using it. You think they get it. But then you realize, it's going over their head. And especially in your math and things like that. That becomes challenging.
I wanted to share another section under Explore on the menu bar on the home page. And it's the teacher testimonials. There are hundreds. And I spent time and listened to all of them. And they are inspiring. To get to know CK better, I wanted to see what people were saying. These are teachers and administrators who have discovered valuable truths.
For example, the director of the Coeur d'Alene School District wanted his students to investigate and experience lessons, to be able to go at their own pace, and design their own learning. Using CK-12, that was possible.
Another teacher wanted to be able to tailor their own FlexBooks. We have something historical that happens. What's happening right now in the world, that's not in any textbook. But it can be in your FlexBook because you can add it on the weekend. And it will be there on Monday, never out of date. And local-- what's happening locally? You can put those things in your textbook. It's exciting and not hard.
One teacher learned that she loved her FlexBook year by year because she found that the students discovered how to learn, how to find their own answers through the books and through the learning and the things that they could explore.
One teacher wanted to expand the students' learning and was able to do that. And she got so excited because she was used to taking home one of those little rolly carts with all of the books and the things that she needed every day. She just put it all in her FlexBook. One book, one place-- the students have everything they need. And she was excited, too.
Now, just two more. One teacher talked about a student coming to her and saying, teacher, I couldn't do it. I didn't have a computer at home. And a student beside him said, dude, use your phone. That's impressive. How exciting! They can use their phones to access all of these things.
And then the last one, and this is one that I know will touch your hearts, as it did mine. A parent came in and said they wanted to help their student with it. But they were so sorry, they did not read English well. And so the teacher was able to show how the textbooks can be changed into other languages.
And for us, with so many languages that are reflected in our classes, sometimes five or six different languages in our classes, how valuable is this, that you can have books that can meet their needs?
We have a question. "Can the courses be broken down into individual credits instead of a full semester? Many of our adult ed students come in with partial credits." The credits are going to be up for you, what you plan on doing with it. But the FlexBook can be broken up any way you want. If you've got a FlexBook that's got 12 units, cut it up. Have one. Have another.
And the value of that is, you can assign individual students to individual books and lessons. And you can tailor the lessons. Maybe you have a basic that has ones that you've pulled in. You can use all sources that are at CK-12.
One of the things that I did was I wanted to make sure that-- ABE students struggle because they don't read at an eighth, ninth, 10th, 11th, 12th reading grade. They were often at four.
And so I went to CK-12. I went to their science lessons, which are talking about earthquakes or just basic things like planets that the students, they're interested in. But it's written at a fourth grade reading level. And so then, that reading material is available to my student. And you can do that. You can divide up your textbooks to reflect what your students need. And you're right it is, it's magnificent. I get more excited every time.
OK, here's the site. This changed last month. Now, it was fabulous last year. I was all excited, wanted a drum so I could do a drum roll because we had our site. Now, it reflects us even more. And so, go here. Definitely pay attention to the videos that are here. This is us. CK-12 was designed for kindergarten through 12th grade, a lot of college stuff. I mean, there's lots. I love it. But this is us. And this is, so it reflects our needs and what we're doing.
As you see, we have an Adult Basic Education section. Let me tell you how this was organized the reason I know is I had a hand in it. They said, OK, what's being used for adult education in basic skills. And so I went, and I turned to see what I was using. And that's what I gathered here.
You'll see that there was a lot of math. Math depends on how you want to teach it, how you want to order it. And that can all be done. Find one of the books you like. If it's not perfect, that's OK. Take out what you don't like. Go to another book. Find things you do like and add them in. Create your own. And then at the end, you see the ABE Basic Science Reading, part 1.
And your question, "Are more books being developed for adult ed?" I am so glad you asked. The answer is yes. And the challenge is to you and to all of us. Your work can be put here too, so that we can grow this to reflect the needs that we as adult educators have. This is our high school diploma. And it's pretty decent. I mean, you could pretty much run your program. You've got high school US history. You've got government. You've got economics, biology, chemistry, physics, pre-algebra, and algebra 1.
Now, these are the ones that we thought would be useful and appropriate. Don't ever forget to go back and check the CK-12 for everything that's available. Maybe you're teaching earth sciences. Well, they've got a great textbook on earth sciences. So use that, too.
Yes, I will show you what we do have at ESL. Our ESL section, we are very proud of. Let me get to it. All right. So this is the high school equivalency. And if you have taught GED, or have any recollection of those courses, they are foundational math, algebra basics, geometry, data, statistics and probability, algebra, mathematics companion, science for high school.
And this is growing. We have a teacher that is working on it. And she's almost ready to add hers. So this is-- that you can do this. Some of these you'll see, and you'll go, oh, that that's just great. Then that's the one that you start with, and add from there.
The link to it? Yes, we will get that link into you.
OK, these were added three weeks ago. All right, under the CTE we have Career and Technical Education topics-- anatomy and physiology, health science, and cosmetology. Again, there's so much out there.
The way the first one happened was in my own district. I was trying to convince my CTE teachers that CK-12 has things for them. And so I went through and I got materials for our automotive services, our cosmetology and barbering, our culinary arts, our electrician and heating, and health science, and medical technology.
And so those were just a lesson or two on each of those, to let them know, yes there's great stuff here. Look and see what you can find.
And then the last one, this is our ESL. We have the beginnings. We're so excited. But we need you, the lessons that you create and that we can add here.
They have a platform that makes creation easy. You can add videos. You can add text. To your can add images. And then, they have a repository of questions that's huge. But you can also add your own questions and create your own quizzes. And this is all here.
So when I was trying to find things for ESL, I went all the way down because I wanted to see what CK-12 had. And they had, of course, kindergarten and first grade. So I thought, well, are they going to be bouncing bunnies and things like that? And I found one that is a poem. It's-- oh, I don't know if it's a poem. It's about shadows. And it's beautiful. And of course, it's written at that low reading level. And it was totally usable right now for a teacher in adult ed.
I didn't want to get past this. One of our teachers who's working on the high school equivalency courses knew that you start with a CK-12 FlexBook. And you kind of might not know what to do with it. So she created a series of videos.
The videos included-- let's see what, were they-- an introduction to CK-12, learning through reading, highlighting and taking notes, changing the language, how to use clicks and interactives, and online practice. These are great little videos.
Now, here's the kicker. You can put these videos in yours, in every one of yours. You can take her introduction, and you can put that in each of your textbooks if you think that will help your students. And that's the thing that's so cool. It's like you have a smorgasbord, and you get to take whatever works to make yours the best.
We've talked a bit about FlexBook and how powerful they are, and that they're all customizable. We've talked about the adaptive practice, the simulations, and the PLIXes. These are all here. And they're active links, so that as you're at the adult ed site, you can go to learn more about each of these things and find the resources that you're interested in.
The ease of use does not end there. You can integrate your CK-12 with three of the most popular learning management systems. On this slide, you'll see Google Classroom, Canvas, and Schoology, full integration with CK-12. And you can see the students' grades show in your grade book. So that's cool.
Now let's see. I see a question. Oh, OK. We got that one. OK, if you use CK-12 with an integrated LMS, they don't need a separate CK-12 login. Yes, this is Katie's answer. And it is true. It's just right there. For the student, it's simple. And it just becomes part.
I used mine with my Google Classroom. And it put the lessons right into my Google Classroom. And the grades then just went right into the grade book. Very cool. All right.
These are testimonials from us. Got to listen. They're super great. We have students, administrators, and our very own Neda Anasseri, talking about the power of these textbooks as they've been used in adult education classrooms.
We're still going down that adult education page. So we're just scrolling down through it, and I'm just pointing out what's there. They're showing you that they have a YouTube channel. And here are three that you might need-- finding FlexBooks, insights for those FlexBooks, how to use them and what they really can do for you, and how to assign them to your class. But don't forget that you've still got the YouTube channel, which has many, many more videos that you can use.
The next thing that you'll hit is a question that they're asking you, "Are you an educator?" or "Are you a student?" Now, we're going to be an educator first and show you what they offer because what you're going to see-- when I first looked at CK-12, it was kind of overwhelming. It's kind of like being in a huge library, and you're just going, whoa, where do I start? How do I find things? What do I do?
They have helps everywhere. They want you to succeed. OK, so the first thing they talk about is the teacher assistant. And here's what it's going to look like. We are seeing outcomes. And so we've got time on task, we've got the skill level, the engagement, and the time that they've used on the lessons. And you can get those insights for the whole class. You can also get it for individual students.
Then one step even higher, is they give you recommendations. Sometimes I look at these charts because I've gone to some of the online places, and I've been thrilled with the information. But I didn't know what to do with it.
They'll say, "3 students in your class are doing exceptionally well. You may assign them the next concept." Or "Students with the low skill level seems to be struggling with prerequisite concepts." We recommend angles and lines and polygons. And the link's right there, so that you don't even have to go back and say, well, I don't know where that is. It's right there so that you can get it.
This is their heat map. And it shows you at a glance what people are struggling with. And we see that Theodore is having troubles with two-step equations. He's way down there at 20% and needs more help there.
Now, this is something they've just recently added because when you have troubles, and you ask CK-12 questions-- and I suggest you do that-- they will respond. And a lot of them will go to Katie. So she will be able to help you.
But they take and they see what people are asking questions about, and then they address it. And they realized that some people weren't sure about those heat maps or how to use those scores and those skill levels. And so they actually put in this, so that those questions are answered. And if you click on the question mark, this is what you're going to get.
They tell you exactly how to read the chart and what the modalities mean. Well, what's the difference between practice and quiz? Or, what's a "read"? Or, I don't understand RWA. That's the Real World Application. And they'll tell you the goal of that modality and what the scores mean. So you-- they're doing all the work, which is very nice because as a teacher, you really want to address the student's needs.
Now, they continue on. And the next question is, are you new to remote learning? Now, a couple of years back, we would all have said yes. Now we might feel like we're pros. But maybe we don't feel like pros. Maybe we could use some more help. So they're going to guide you in creating and connecting a class to the different ways that you can have an LMS, whether it's CK-12 because they will do it for you.
Let's say you don't have any of those. Well, that's OK. You'll create a class there at CK-12. And they will be your LMS. They will help you with all of things grading and recording and finding things.
Well, how do you find that FlexBook to start with? Now, just a little note. And I'll put it here. But it's a funny aside. When I was looking for cosmetology, if I typed in cosmetology, I didn't get what I thought of as cosmetology. CK-12 wasn't anticipating my question.
So I went to Google. And I wrote, cosmetology colon CK-12. And they found all the lessons for me. So don't forget Google. It's always useful. All right. And then they also teach you how to assign to students.
Taking a deeper dive, strategies for how to use these books, FlexLets. I fell in love with these. Remember how over one day we went from in-class, in-person to online? And we had to finish that quarter out online? I was worried that my students would fall behind.
And that's what the FlexLets were developed for. They are summaries for math and science of things that the students-- the skills that they might lose or might have lost. And for a lot of our adults, they're the same skills. So definitely check out the FlexLets. They're cool.
How to customize-- we won't have time to talk to you about how to. But we'd love to. Contact-- if there is a group of you or a school that want to work on customizing FlexBook for your school, OTAN's right there for you. We would love to come in. Last year we created a series of webinars on that very topic, taking you step by step how to customize your books to do what you want them to do.
And then also, getting started with Canvas and Schoology. They don't go into Google Classroom, here, because-- now this is my opinion, and Katie will correct me-- Google Classroom is really simple. You don't need your district involvement unless you have a district-required Google account. But that's for your Google Classroom.
Attaching the lessons from here-- CK-12-- to your Google Classroom, I never needed help. I just clicked on the buttons that they guided me through. Now, with Canvas and Schoology, it's a little more tricky because the district's involved. But they walk you through that, as well. So you can get that, too. All right.
Maybe you don't want that textbook. Maybe you just want something to make your classroom better. And so here's links to them, more resources, all just adaptive practice on topics. So you can pull out adaptive practice that you could just use to see where your students are, maybe start your class with that so you can kind of see what they're struggling with, or simulations in places.
Now, let's go back. Now we're going to be a student. And when I asked my grandson about this little character, he said it looked like an orange Chicklet, you know, those little gums. And I kind of thought that was cute.
But the student assistant is impressive in all the things that he helps you with. He's at the lower-left of the lesson screen. He provides immediate feedback to help the students learn the concepts. He answers students' questions, provides interactive examples. He tests students' learning by asking them questions at their skill level, and helps with assignments by offering hints, and recommendations, and reinforcement.
Even more, the tutor provides reminders of upcoming assignments or topics that need reviewing, or of unfinished student work. He's a personal tutor for each student. He can help them stay on track. And he even asks self-reflection questions about how you're doing and how can you improve. Pretty cool.
OK, this was my journey. I wanted math, basic math. And so I went to the Subjects and looked there. And that's where I found a book to begin with. And then I was able to zero in to a book. You can use the Subjects to explore. You can use Explore. You can also use the Search box. All of those are good ways to get started in searching for what you're looking for.
Now, once you find your resource, you can do some things with it to individualize it. I wasn't into rewriting a math lesson. That idea was way over my head. That was before.
But I found this one, and I thought this was going to be great for me. So what can I do now? Well, if you're using a CK-12 book, it's not going to say "high school equivalency." So give it a title. You can do that. You can change things to meet your needs and what you want. Maybe change the name to something simple that reflects your school.
But, OK, on this screen, on that green button that says Choose, when you click on the little arrow beside it, you can see that you can assign it right now. You can add it to your library, so that if you're looking for later and you're just gathering and putting the stuff in your cart, that's what that is. You can customize it. You can add it to a FlexBook 2.0 that you're already creating.
And this is where I told you, if you want to take just one lesson from one book, and add it to yours, this is the one you'd pick. You would then, they give you the list of the book you're creating, and then they just add it. You can share it with your class. And you can also download it as a PDF.
Sometimes in our rural areas or in our areas where internet is difficult, or with just some of our students and the needs that they have, this is very valuable to be able to do. But at the least, give it a name and change the image. The first book I did, I changed the image to a picture of Baldwin Park Adult School. And you can give the name something as simple as Mrs. Jensen's Math Course. So personalize it.
Now editing lessons, this-- a couple of things. First of all, on that screen where you see the 1, Introduction and the 2, Integers, those are chapters. And sometimes people get confused with thinking those are lessons. Chapters, what you're going to do with the chapter is you can change its name. You can delete it. You can move it.
You can check things like adding materials to it, as a teacher, like resources for your addendum to it, the name of the people that wrote it, that kind of stuff. The thing that you're after is the lessons. And so you click the little arrow to the left. And you can see the arrow that is pointing to it on the left. You click that, and that opens up the lessons. OK.
Now, so the lessons are 2.1, 2.2, 2.3. Those are your lessons. And that's where you're going to want to do your editing. So if we look at those, and we go over to the right where you can see the second arrow, and there, the snowman-- these are things you can do. You can update it. You can preview the update. You can edit it. You can rename the lesson. You can move it. Or you can remove it completely, delete it.
So those are the things that you're going to be able to do. And at the beginning level, that's just going in and saying, yeah, I like that lesson; no, I don't like that lesson; I teach that lesson second; and that kind of stuff. And so, simple things. All right.
When you're all done, be sure to hit Save. I cannot tell you. I'm just telling you the things I did wrong. You go through, you move it around, you get it all the way you want to, and then you think you're done and you didn't save it. And there it is.
But just doing what we did, maybe deleting a couple of lessons that you say, no, I'm not teaching that this quarter, maybe next quarter. And you take those out. You can do this in five minutes. Just change the name to what you want it to be. If you don't want to change the image, that's fine. Delete, rearrange-- five minutes, you've got it all ready for yourself.
Now, here's a navigation tip that I learned later, but would have been very valuable. When I was doing the course, I would go all the way back-- I'd either use my back button or I'd go all the way back to the dashboard-- and then click back through and find where I was working and the whole thing. Well, you don't need to do that.
Over here, if you click beside your profile, you can access Dashboard, My classes, My library, and Settings, right there. And so that can save you a few clicks. So use that.
We talked about creating a class. Now, when you create a class-- well, you don't even have to. First of all, if you find a lesson that you want to use on Monday, just share the link. The links are unique. And so, highlight it, paste it into an email to your students or your Google Classroom or however-- maybe Remind. Maybe you're using Remind. They've got the lesson right there. So that's as simple as it can be.
If you want to have the CK-12 help you with the grading and all of that kind of stuff, and scoring, and what the students are doing, whether they completed it or they didn't complete it, create a class. You can create it on CK-12 and assign it right there. CK-12 assists with the recordkeeping and the evaluating process.
You can see on this screen, under Home, the kinds of things they give you help with-- assignments, reports, Q&A shared resources, members, settings-- all of these things right here for you to be able to use. They've also listed the assignments that I gave to that class.
Or you can use an LMS. And the ones that they have available, that work easily, are the Google Classroom, the Canvas, the Schoology.
Looking through my experience, this was how simple it was. I picked out the lesson. I, at 1, clicked to connect to my Google Classroom. At 2, I selected the correct Google Classroom because I have several Google accounts, and I had to pick out the correct one that had that classroom attached to it. So if you pick the correct Google account, then you get a button that says, OK. So they've done it.
So then you run over to your Google Classroom, and there it is. As a teacher, I can see that the overview of percents is right there. They have put it in. Now, I can then move it down to where I want it to be, so that if it's in a specific lesson, I can put it in that lesson.
But this is how the students see it. It has that CK-12 logo right there in front of the lesson. And so they're able to do it right within Classroom. And this is the great part. Look at that. The grade's right there. And so, I can know whether they finished the assignment or not.
Now, I got all excited about what students have to help them. I also got all excited about what you get as help for you as a teacher. But you don't have a class. So how are you're going to see all those cool things? So CK-12 responded and made a demo class. So when you go up to the top of the screen, and it says Class Insights and there's a little lightning bolt, if you click on Try Demo Class, they've created a class to be able to show you all of these things that are available to you once you have your class.
You can see class overview, the level of engagement, the skill levels, performance-- low and high-- if they have turned it in or haven't turned in the assignment yet, and their insights and recommendations. And you can see the screen over on the right, which gives an example of one of the graphs that we already looked at.
All right, before we go live, I wanted to share with you a couple of things. First is community partners. We're 10 years out. There's a lot of people that have looked at this and said, this is where we're going. There's a whole lot of money spent by districts in textbooks that are going to be obsolete very quickly.
And most particularly, that's true in adult ed schools because oftentimes in adult schools, we get the high school's leftovers. When they're ready to buy new ones, we get their old ones. And so money's a problem.
So districts all over the United States, and even the world, have adopted CK-12 as their source. And they have created their own books. You have that to pick from as well. So not just CK-12, but community partner materials, as well. Don't leave those out. They're impressive.
Remembering that monitoring assignments and assisting the students, CK-12 is right there to help. You can differentiate assignments here, by student, giving them each different work. The student can do it on their own, as well, not just assigning them. But they can find-- and CK-12 will offer-- other modalities like videos.
When you start with the lesson, they will have other things available as choices for the student to try, as well, vast numbers of resources for you to look through, to enhance the work that you're already doing-- the reports and what they tell you, valuable; the quizzes and adaptive practice; being able to write your own quizzes; being able to go in and take out questions, and add new ones or get other ones, very important.
And the last thing I want to add is they are writing Spanish FlexBook, as well. So that is a growing place, as well.
Now, we have a question to you, "CK-12 with Schoology, do I need to go through the district?" Yes, you do. Schoology and Canvas both are through the district. So you'll go to your district. And you say, I'm using CK-12. And then they click a button or toggle switch or something like that. And then it's available to you. And that's all it requires is the district just turning it on. And then it runs. All right. OK.
What if your textbook could-- anywhere, using any device, 24/7, for free-- reach every struggling student-- the student who gets the concept and those who struggle with it-- and you can reach them all at the same time? What if you could take the best of your current lessons and add them to your online textbook, so that students could have them everywhere they are?
What if you could know where the students were, and what they're not understanding, and where they stopped in the book because they didn't understand where to go on? You'd know where they're struggling, what to address. That is what CK-12 offers you and offers all our students.
The adult education section is small right now. But give it a few years. Just imagine, after you create the best grammar textbook, or the best history of California textbook, or the best DMV-experience text with videos and practice, then we'll add your book to the adult ed section. And it's going to grow and it will be magnificent. That's the quest. And that's what I hope that you will be able to do and want to do because it's there, and it's here, and it's available to everyone.
Remember that if you do start working with this, and you get excited, and especially if you're in administration, or if you want to contact your administrator and say, hey, let's get several teachers together and let's kind of do this. Look at the money we can save.
We at OTAN would be glad to come and help, either in person or, because we do online so well, we can help you online with being able to customize your textbooks and walk you through it so that you can do that.
All right. Let's stop right here. I'm going to stop my sharing. And we are going to let Katie take over. And she's going to walk you through what we've done and show you just how cool everything is. And please, continue asking your questions. Katie, have you got the share?
Katie Hamon: I do. I think everyone can see it.
Debbie Jensen: All right you.
Katie Hamon: So, all set. Please don't hesitate to ask questions. Debbie can check them and let me know if something comes up that I should swap out for. I did try to answer the ones that were in there.
But, yeah, let's talk about navigating. So we did talk a little bit about the main OTAN page. So if I click on Subjects, or I scroll down here and I click on any of the adult ed pieces, it will jump you to that page on CK-12 that we've partnered with OTAN for the books that they have curated, pulling content from a number of places. And those are all available here.
So go ahead and check that out under Subjects. It doesn't currently show up under here. But that's because the whole page is already here. So you don't need to navigate away from it. But if you're on the main page, you can get to there. You can explore any of these books as you go.
But I want to give you a sense that if you want to add to those books, or you want to create your own, as Debbie was talking about, or you want to do all sorts of pieces, there are a number of other resources on the broader CK-12 platform that I want to make sure that you understand are available for you, as well.
So you can-- this is the teacher side-- you got your subject areas. You can explore different products. We can jump into any of these right here. And the student side is just a little less cluttered. So if I swapped over to the student, same deal. They get to see, kind of-- ask a question. So they can type in some search option. Or they can jump straight into the books. There's a little less of the standards alignment and pieces like that.
But we're going to stick around to the teacher side right now. Once you get into the FlexBook, you're seeing that core lesson is the same. And I can pick any other subject. So I could go explore my other books so I could see what's happening.
Some of our newest-- like middle school math content, let's say, for example-- has even more interactivity in it than the content that OTAN pulled. So you're always welcome to pull from that resource or from the CK-12 content options.
And so let's say you want to do something with fractions. I can go ahead and open this chapter. Oops! Clicked on Details-- try that again. Open this chapter. Open a lesson. And in this lesson, you'll see core content. You'll see embedded interactivity. You'll see example practice. And we do have practice versus a quiz attached to our core lessons.
So a lot of the books that OTAN created, they created very specific quizzes. So there's 15 questions, or something like that. And they're fixed. And they work from here. This practice adapts to student performance. So what that means is, as students are being more successful-- Debbie was kind of talk about that earlier, where she was talking about those questions adjusting as you go through.
But just note that if you see View Practice versus View Quiz, that means you're dropping into our larger practice set versus a very specific set of questions that has already been curated for you. And here you can see different questions, in here. You might see an interactive option. I can go ahead and try it out. It will load that interactive within this lesson. Or a broader one will pop out.
And it says, move the green circles-- so we can see what's happening. And if I actually read this thing, I might actually do it correctly. But you can go through and see that interactive. And then if a student tries to answer what we call our inline questions, they'll get that it says you got one of four right. I can try this all over. I can get some different pieces.
You might get different resources in here. And here you can see that I get feedback for ones I got wrong. We really try to support the student and their learning as they go through.
So same concept in terms of core content, lessons, practice, different pieces. But, as we said, there might be a little more interactivity than there is in some other places. So definitely go ahead and check that out as you go through.
Same deal here. PLIXes available in this particular one. Because it's math, it's just those tasks or notification pieces. The science ones have a broader piece. But our core content also has some other parts. So in this toolbar, where we talked about notes and highlights, for our core content-- and even in some of the books, as they develop further, you may see what we call our related content.
So in this case, another lesson-- maybe it's a supporting lesson or a more advanced lesson that's available for you to use and share with your students. Another video example that didn't maybe fit within the core lesson text but we thought was a great example and resource to go with that. And in this case, another PLIX interactive. So one of our broader interactives as we go through.
So that's all available there and definitely an opportunity to go ahead and explore our resources and see the different interactive components in here. Another option is to search. And you can search from here. So let's say I search for "light and sound."
Now, light and sound is a science topic. So I'm probably not going to stay within this FlexBook. I might want to go ahead and search across all of CK-12. And that will drop me into your broader search terms here. And this has a couple of different functionality pieces. So you can see we have our CK-12 content, and then our community-contributed content. So just remember that this is the content that we make sure maintains the quality that we're looking for.
You are more than welcome to drop into Community Contributed. There's over 10,000 published FlexBook that other users have created, including the ones that OTAN has created, and stuff like that, on our platform. But we do not double check that they said 2 plus 2 is 4. So you're going to want to go ahead and vet those pieces.
But you can explore this way. Or you could do this. And you could say, well, I really want to look at that in a particular section. So I want to look at that in, let's say, physical science. So can we find light and sound in physical science? And this is going to drop you into that physical science FlexBook that we have offering.
And you can go ahead. And it's going to give you the search within that newer 2.0 environment. And so here you can see, we have some video options, we have energy, we have mass-- all sorts of choices as we go through here. And so definitely just kind of keep an eye out that you may see two different versions of search, but all of them will get you different resources as you go through.
So search is an option. Picking a subject in a category is an option, and exploring our different types of resources. So even if you're not looking at the FlexBook themselves as a whole resource, Debbie talked a little bit about our simulations and our clicks and our interactives.
And we find that new users to CK-12 that maybe have some curriculum they're working with, that just want to start testing it out, may find those interactives as a great addition to start with. So let's go ahead and look at those interactives.
So if I-- I found that under the Explore menu. That Explorer menu shows up across our platform or anywhere you see a link to our sims, totally fine and work from there. You'll see physics and chemistry sims. And what's helpful is you can filter these by different concepts on CK-12. Or, if you're looking at NGSS standards, those are available for middle and high school science. So those might be useful as kind of like a grouping, narrowing mechanism.
Now, I taught high school math. Unfortunately, this didn't exist when I did it. But I know that there is one on a water fountain for projectile motion that I would have totally loved to use at the beginning of my classes. And so, these all start out with a question. We really try to kind of ground everything. How can we predict where the water is going to land?
And we can go through this scenario. We can turn our audio on and off.
Computer Voice: A water--
Katie Hamon: Going to turn that off, so it doesn't overlay. Different options-- it goes through that option. I can make this bigger so you can actually see it.
And then once it goes through the scenario, or if I want to skip ahead, I can drop into what we call our sandbox environment. And this allows students and teachers to kind of play around with different interactive components. Here, it might be that I'm adjusting the angle of something, the height, speed, and then wherever that catching option is.
You can turn off graphs, you know, student doesn't have to play with that. Or leave it on. All sorts of options-- enable less runs, you can see kind of different-- what happened last time. What happened this time. And really play around with the different variables to start a discussion on what this means.
Now from here, you can see some different supporting resources. So students that are struggling for physics ones, we have tutorials where you'll see someone walking through the situation and then talking over it. So they're actually exploring it and verbalizing their exploration, so that you can then see and understand if a student's really not seeing, where do I start? How do I play with this? So that might be useful.
There's challenge questions for students who want to kind of think a little harder from there and move on. And then, as you go through, pass this. So this one is really a sim with a bunch of different pieces. For some of our chemistry, it's kind of like exploring and digging down to the molecular level. So it might be more like pop-up options as you go through. But your sandbox.
And then for physics, there's actually some questions that you can set up. So, at what velocity would the water have to travel to hit a catcher a meter away with 3 meters tall and angled at 25? So we have 1 meter away. This is 3 meters tall. This is angled at 25. And I can always show the question again when I forget what it is. And we go to here.
And then I can adjust the speed to get a sense of, OK, well, it needs to go faster or slower to make that work. And then I can submit it and see what's happening. So you'll see those for physics, both physics and chemistry end with three or four additional related applications.
So we really try to say, this is great. This is the topic. We're good to go. But what else do we want to add in here to help expand this? And this might be something that a teacher could say, we're going to go through this simulation as a start up for class. I'm going to assign it to my class and go from there. I can quickly assign this. I just want to do this to CK-12 class or Google Classroom, open it up, connect to Google, take my account. And then from there, I can assign it to any quick class.
And apparently, I need to log in. And so then it will load my classes from Google. Or it would load my classes on CK-12. You do not need both. So please don't make CK-12 classes if you're also using an LMS that's integrated. But I can go ahead and assign that. I want you guys to check this out. So this is a sim. And "Explore before class tomorrow." And I can assign it. And now it's going to show up in my Google Classroom.
But I could also say, after that, OK, now I'm going to split this class into groups. And one group can talk about fireworks, one can talk about orbits and comets, and one talks about math and physics. So you can expand that to give some more interesting pieces as you go through.
But that's the gist of what's in our simulations. I can go ahead and navigate back to our CK-12 sims page. And then our CK-12 logo is really awesome because that will navigate me back to our homepage. And I can kind of reset and start over again.
And let's go ahead, and instead of clicking on clicks from this explore menu, which is right here, I could also go ahead and click on it from here. Now our simulations are very clean, took a ton of graphic design work and everything to build them out. They're really systems-based as you go through.
Our interactives are a little bit different. So they're a little clicks interactive. Think of those as like little quick interactive components. So I can see all these different topic areas that I've kind of added here. And I can pick a topic. And I can go ahead and I can click on any one of these, as you see what's happening.
And these have a couple of different components. They have a component where you have some sort of direction. So it says, "Create a right triangle by moving the red point." So we want to go ahead and get a right triangle. There we go.
And that kind of allows students to play around with this. This one had a very simple set of directions. There's not anything super complicated there. And then questions that go with it. So, what's the approximate distance? If I actually use the Pythagorean theorem and calculate it out-- I'm just going to randomly guess. You can see that we didn't get the correct answer. But I can see it. It's a learning opportunity for students right there.
And these questions are going to go from simple questions to more higher level thinking questions as you go through and they usually end with a discussion question. So you'll see this the last question right here is an open discussion. Great opportunity to start a class or end a class or students thinking about that. And some of them are even linked to our cafe, where students can see what other students around the world have posted as answers or answer it themselves. And they can jump into that piece.
It looks like we may have a question. We just have a comment. Great! I'm glad you love the interactives. So there are some interactives built in. There's what our little simple clicks interactives, our more polished systems-based or molecular level viewpoints for our simulations, all sorts of options there.
Going to do the same thing again. Go back to our PLIX as a whole. And then go back one more time to our main CK-12 page. And we're going to look at adaptive practice, just because if you're not using a customized quiz, you don't have to build your own. You're more than welcome to use our adaptive practice. I usually recommend that you use it within one of our FlexBook because we took broad topics and limited the initial questions for students to what makes the most sense.
So, for example, if you're solving an equation, well, that shows up in middle school all the way through solving pre-calculus equations as you're going through. So if I'm just looking at an algebra equation here, it's going to have that breadth of questions within that topic. But if I look at it within the FlexBook that it's in, it's going to be narrowed down to the ones that are more appropriate for sixth grade or an eighth grade level or a high school level or something like that. So just keep that in mind.
But let's show you what this practice looks like. So I can go ahead, and let's talk about measurement systems and unit conversion. So here's an introduction. It opens. Because it's opening kind of outside the book, it's giving you some of those related resources. So here's your real-world application, a PLIX, a video, a lesson that can go with it.
A student is going to see these, as well. So if they say, great, before I start practicing, I want to go ahead and I want to do this piece. But if we click Start Practicing here or that View Practice in previewing it from a FlexBook, all sorts of options.
And you'll see here that I don't have a skill level yet. "What metric unit would be best for measuring the distance?" I can go ahead and click that. If I need a hint, I have an opportunity to get a hit there. And go here, basic introduction as we're going through. And then, if I start just randomly guessing, it's going to give me a chance to try again from here.
And if I guess again, we go from here, it's going to go ahead and move on to the next question. And at this point in time, you can see that my skill level is Exploring-- oops-- because I've gotten a little bit right but not quite. So I'm not quite at the beginning level, but I definitely haven't mastered this concept. And that will fluctuate. That skill level helps you tell your completion goal out of 10, and then the skill level as you're working your way through. All sorts of options as you pick that particular piece.
So just go ahead and explore that. You, as a teacher, can check it out. And then your report here, level of questions, your skill level, actual answers, all of that's available for anything you assign to students, as well. You'll be able to see those pieces, whether that's directly here, or if we close out of it and we look at it within a FlexBook.
So I want to-- we don't have a ton of time left. I want to show you two other little pieces. So I did click Assign. So if I went to Google Classroom-- and this would be the same in Canvas. If you assign within Canvas or you assign within Schoology, you would be able to pull that up. If you use the CK-12 classes, you'd be able to pull up your assignment in CK-12 classes.
And you'll see here that I posted this sim at 2:29 because I am based out East. So it's not like I jumped ahead in time. I'm just out here. And you can see this particular piece. And in the instructions, I would just click on this link to go ahead and open up my lesson. My students are going to get dropped directly into the lesson, if they are accessing it from Google Classroom.
As a teacher, I get kind of a second opportunity in here. And what that does is it's just linking my account. And in addition to previewing the assignment, I can actually open up that whole class report that Debbie was talking about.
And I can see all of the CK-12 class assignments that were made for this class. You can see here the skill level for the practice ones that they've done, or just checkmarks for the other one-off, complete or incomplete pieces. I can change this to their completion scores. And you'll see that, on who's turned in their work or not turned in their work or quizzes, how they did. But you can go ahead and explore that piece.
Debbie Jensen: Katie? Could you show them the ESL lesson so they can get an idea of what that looks like?
Katie Hamon: I'd be happy to. So, back to the OTAN page, I'm not going to go navigate all the way through. But you can kind of get there. And we can go ahead and open up that ESL lesson.
Debbie Jensen: First one. Yeah, that one. Deployment, that one. Yes.
Katie Hamon: Deployment one. Happy to share that option. And you can see, if we open up any of these chapters and lessons, it's going to drop you into a lesson. You're going to see some potential images. In this case, it looks like we have some vocabulary practice that has a built-in interactive component to it. Here it's just loading.
There's a Quizlet that she embedded there. Some actual inline questions from CK-12. So helmets, got that one right. Let's, say, get that one wrong. And you can see how things are playing out. So you can explore this. And you can assign this the same way.
So in this case, it looks like the core lesson is here. But there's not necessarily attached quiz or practice that's CK-12, totally fine. In that case, we're just going to give a complete or incomplete because we don't have practice to grade. Debbie, do you want to explore more of that?
Debbie Jensen: No. That was great I just wanted to-- is there anything else that you guys want to see? Because we just have a few more minutes, and we want to spend it with the way you want it spent.
Katie Hamon: While you're determining that, on any book, whether it's our book or there, you can always add this to your library to bookmark it right here. Or you can click Customize, and that will drop you into our customization tool. So go ahead and check those out. And from here, you can see you can adjust the chapter level or go ahead and edit the actual lesson itself, all sorts of options.
If you're not editing at any given level, then it will just point back to the resource that you pulled it from. And so if they make updates, you'll get to see those updates and benefit from them, as well. So go ahead and explore those customization pieces.
If not, I'm going to point out three places that you can find help. So one is our Help option here. That Help option takes you to our helpdesk with a bunch of different articles. If you want to go all in and be a certified educator, check out our certified educator program. That's the 10-hour professional development course. And then our webinars can be really helpful.
Best practice is to save your lesson before you leave. So that's why it's telling me you're going to lose the work that you did. But I don't need that book, so I'm good. And on this Webinars page, you'll see that in a couple of hours we're doing a webinar on our math content, specifically with our math team.
And then you can see all of our archived recordings. If you want to kind of play around with that. And then even below that, is a link to our YouTube channel and some of those quick videos that Debbie was showing. So if you don't need to find your way to our YouTube channel, you can just go to our webinars. And then jump down there and you can see that whole playlist.
You do not need Google Classroom. You do not need Canvas. And you do not need Schoology. You can use the class functionality in CK-12 right here. And you can create your own classes and assign to those classes.
And you'll see here in this class, I have a couple different demo classes here. So my fall 2021 class, same deal. I can see my students. I can add them in here. I can send them a code to join. And I can make all my assignments and see all my reports.
We built that in so that you can still assign CK-12 content if you didn't want to use an LMS separately. But if you do use one of those three, you don't need this functionality. And then students don't need separate logins. And it's just much cleaner. So use our integration, if it's available to you. But it is definitely not a requirement.
Debbie Jensen: Any other questions? OK. Well, I want to give you how to contact us. So let me-- I will share my screen. And-- last screen. All right.
So contacting me, you can do it through SCOE. You can do it through OTAN. Just contact OTAN, especially-- especially if you find that this is something that you think your district is going to want to do, and you want more information, you want more training, you want more help. We'd be glad to do that.
You see Katie's information. And any time you can contact email@example.com. There's other ways to contact her. But if you do "partners," she knows it's adult ed. So it's kind of like she says, oh, I know what these people want. And so that's helpful to her.
We hope that this has been helpful to you. We hope you get the word out. This is so exciting to me. I think I need a trumpet. And I need to go and tell everyone. And so we start small. So please tell others. Tell them this is here. It is free. It is great. It is growing.
The ability to customize, to add media, and all of this-- totally doable. And you can do it. And so we want to be able to help you with that. And make it so that the site grows, that adult education grows, and that our students are blessed.