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Kids Academy apps
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App overview (for teachers)

Kids Academy Talented and Gifted learning apps are the very core of the whole platform. That’s where most of the teaching and learning magic happens.

Click here for the download links for the apps and system requirements. It’s recommended that you keep the apps updated for the best performance. Login instructions are here.

Let’s start with Teacher’s interface overview, the main elements, and their functionality.

The interface consists of three main Tabs: Classes (1), Students (2) and Library (3).

From the top menu you can also manage your Profile (4), access Settings (5) or Log Out from the app (6)

Classes

Once you log in as a teacher you automatically get to the Classes tab. It contains the list of all available classes associated with your account.

  1. The area that contains all of your classes and information about them, such as subject, grade and the number of enrolled students.
  2. Tap here to add a new Class.

Students

Students tab contains the list of all students associated with this teacher.

  1. Tap on the grades to only see the students in that particular grades.
  2. Area that contains information about your students, such as name, grade and profile picture.
  3. Tap to add a new Student.
  4. Tap to enroll one or more students in classes.

Library

The Library tab contains all the content available for you and your students, allowing you to sort and preview it directly in the app:

  1. Search area. Apply filters and/or type in keywords to sort the content.
  2. Search results are shown in this area.

App overview (for students)

When your student launches the app, they will see a more straightforward interface, personalized to be focused on their classes and assignments.

  1. My Learning Path button launches the most recently assigned lesson. If no lessons were assigned by the teacher to the student, it will open the list of available classes.
  2. Students tap here to see the homework assigned to them.
  3. Student’s userpic and name are displayed here.
  4. Students see and may easily access the classes assigned to them here.
  5. Tap to log out.
  6. Tap to mute/enable sound.

How to differentiate learning assignments

With Kids Academy it’s really easy to differentiate assignments. To start you need to be in the Classes or Students tab.

Assigning work from Classes tab.

Tap on a class you want to work with.

Once you do that, the real magic begins!

1. Select one or more students;

2. Tap Assign work;

3. There are three types of assignments. Pick the one you need and tap on it;

4. Tap on a lesson to assign it;

5. Tap Confirm assignment and you are all set!

The students can start working on the assigned activity by tapping ‘My learning path’ button (for lessons and assessments) or My Homework (for homework assignments).

Note: in order to assign an assessment, you need to first make sure that it was added to the class you’re working with. Check out our article on how one can do that here.

Assigning work from Students tab.

Tap Enroll in class.

Pick one or more Students or tap Select all, then tap Enroll in class again.

Pick one or more classes and tap enroll.

Adding new students

In order to add a new student, you need to be in Students tab. Once there, tap +Add a new student.

Enter Student’s name, last name, pick the Grade and tap Create.

Now you need to select the classes you want the student to take. Tap on one or more Classes and then tap Enroll.

Once Student creation is complete, you will be shown their login info.

Student login Badge or ID and Password are methods of authentication used by your students to access the app. They are interchangeable, which means you can use any of them without restrictions.

You may copy or print them right away, or just skip this step and return to it later.

You can change Student’s name and Grade from the Students tab by tapping on their profile picture.

You may also manage Students from your LMS account.

Creating classes

In order to create a Class, you need to be in the Classes tab. Once there, tap +Add a new class.

Enter the Class name, pick the Grade and tap Next.

Select one of the pre-made curricula created by our expert educators. All curricula are Common Core aligned. You can customize all the learning plans and create new ones from your teacher’s dashboard on the web.

Note: you can only pick one Curriculum for one Class.

Pick the Students to Enroll in the new Class and tap Enroll.

Checking students progress

You can check the progress of your students directly in the app. In order to do so, go into Students tab and tap on a Student.

Tap Progress.

Tap Classes, Homework or Assessments, pick the period you are interested in and tap Apply.

After pressing Apply you will be shown the average score for each of the Classes finished by the Student during the selected period of time.

Note: you can find more detailed metrics in the Reports section of your LMS account. Find out more about that feature here.




Working with
Kids Academy apps
(old Interface)

Kids Academy apps overview

Kids Academy Talented and Gifted learning apps are the very core of the whole platform. That’s where most of the the teaching and learning magic happens.

Click here for the download links for the apps and system requirements. It’s recommended that you keep the apps updated for the best performance. Login instructions are here.

Let’s start with the home screen overview, the main elements and their functionality for teachers and students.

1 My Classroom

Teacher: opens the list of all available classes associated with this teacher.

Student: opens the list of all classes the student is enrolled in.

2 My Homework

Teacher: opens the list of 10 most recent homework tasks assigned by this teacher.

Student: opens the list of all homework activities assigned to the student by all the teachers.

3 My Learning Path

Student: opens the most recent lesson assigned by the teachers (if there’s no lesson assigned My Classroom will open instead).

Teacher: opens My Classroom.

4 My Students

Teacher only: opens the list of all students associated with this teacher.

5 Me (My profile)

Teacher: opens the teacher’s profile information.

Student: opens the student’s profile information.

6 Grade selector

Teacher/Student: lets you explore “free play” activities for different grades.

7 Free Play area

Teacher: teachers can explore all of the activities in the app.

Student: any “free play” activity will be available to the student only after completing their assigned activities (lessons and homework) first.

8 Assign lesson

Teacher only: lets you assign a lesson to one or more students in the class.

See also How to differentiate lesson assignments.

9 Assign homework

Teacher only: lets you assign homework to one or more students in the class.

See also How to differentiate homework assignments.

10 Assign assessment

Teacher only: lets you assign an assessment to one or more students in the class.

See also How to differentiate assessments.

11 Playground

Teacher: the playground area contains a collection of hands-on educational activities that will push the learning experience beyond the screen.

12 Log out

Teacher/Student: can log out by tapping the “Exit” icon.

13 Music on/off

Teacher/Student: can turn on/off background music by tapping the “Sound” icon.

How to log in to Kids Academy apps (guide for teachers)

Teachers can log in to Kids Academy apps with any of the following:

- Kids Academy account credentials (email and password),

- Kids Academy Login Badge

- Clever SSO (Single Sign-on)

Kids Academy Account credentials

1 Open Kids Academy app and tap Log in in the upper right-hand corner.

2 Enter your email address and password (the same that you use to log in on Kids Academy website). You can change your password in your account settings.

Note: If you cannot remember your password, you can reset it here.

Kids Academy Login Badge

You can generate a Login Badge in the Profile Settings in your Kids Academy account.

1 In the upper right-hand corner click on your account name, then Settings.

2 Click on the ‘Generate login badge’ link.

3 Save the .pdf file to your computer and print it or save it electronically (e.g. on your phone) so that you can scan it from there.

Once you have your badge, you can use it to log in to Kids Academy apps.

1 Open Kids Academy app and tap Log in in the upper right corner.

2 Tap Badge Log in.

3 Hold your Login Badge in front of the camera (if your device has several cameras you can choose to use either the front or the back camera).

4 You should be logged in automatically.

Login via Clever SSO (Single sign-on)

If you have an existing Clever account, you can use it to log in to Kids Academy app.

1 Open Kids Academy app and tap Log in in the upper right corner.

2 Tap Log in with Clever.

3 Swipe up with one finger on the screen (iOS devices only).

3 If prompted, enter your Clever credentials or use your Clever Login Badge.

How to log in to Kids Academy apps (guide for students)

Students can log in to Kids Academy apps with any of the following:

- Kids Academy Login Badge

- Clever SSO (Single Sign-on)

Kids Academy Login Badge

How to generate Kids Academy login badges for Students

1 Go to the Students section on the Kids Academy website, select one or more students and click Generate login badge

2 Save the .pdf with the login badges to your computer.

3 Print out the badges and give them to the students.

Logging in with the badge

4 Student opens Kids Academy app and taps Log in in the upper right corner.

5 Student taps on the Badge login button and holds the Kids Academy Login Badge in front of the device camera.

6 The login will continue automatically once the code is scanned.

Clever SSO (Single sign-on)

If your school has an existing Clever account, students can use their Clever credentials to log in to Kids Academy app.

1 Student opens Kids Academy app and taps Log in in the upper right corner.

2 Student taps Log in with Clever.

3Student swipes up with one finger on the screen (iOS devices only).

4 If prompted student needs to enter their Clever account credentials or use Clever Login Badge.

How to differentiate learning assignments

To start to differentiate lesson/homework/assessment assignments, use the three buttons at the bottom of the screen.

Assign lesson

1 To assign a lesson, tap Assign lesson and select a class.

2 Choose one or more students and tap Next.

3 Pick a lesson.

4 Then tap Confirm.

All lesson activities will be available to students in My Classroom and via the My Learning Path button.

Assign homework

1 To assign homework, tap Assign homework and select a class.

2 Choose one or more students and tap Next.

3 Pick a lesson.

Set Due date and then tap Confirm.

All homework activities will be available to students in the Homework section.

Assign assessment

1 To assign an assessment, tap Assign assessment and select a class.

2 Choose one or more students and tap Next.

3 Pick an assessment.

4 Then tap Confirm.

All assessment activities will be available to students in the My Classroom and My Learning Path sections.

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