How to ... in the app

This is the place to find click by click instructions to use the app.

Please make sure you have read Using timely practice effectively

The document Maths lessons trial (experienced timely practice teachers only) LESLEY update will lead the teacher through the process of finding and firming learning foundations which may take between a few days to a term (the more the learners know the longer it takes). Once this process is done the teacher moves on to teaching on firm learning foundations.

A summary for the assess-plan/resource-teach skills is shown below

Assess
  1. Assess timely practice assignments
  2. Assess pre assess assignments
  3. Review Progress on Topic
Plan/resource
  1. Plan teaching using Progress on Topic
  2. Create a timely practice assignment
  3. Sometimes create a pre assess assignment
Teach a timely practice lesson


All of the how to ... are summarised below

Refresh your memory of the "click by click" skills on the following:-

Setting up

get a timely practice account
log in
add learners to a class
Adding topics and layers

A new class starts with no topics, topics can be added to a class, as and when the teacher is ready.

When a topic is added to a class, no learner has any "layers learning".

There are two ways to add layers pre assess and teach 

The layers can be set to the whole class or a single learner.

Assignments

The teacher creating, the learners doing and the teacher assessing personalised assignments is the way that the timely practice app interacts with the real world. There are 2 main types of assignment pre assess and timely practice. There are two types of timely practice assignment Classwork and Homework.

purpose of each type of assignment
  • pre assess -  finding out in fine detail what learners already know to enable more efficient teaching and learning to happen - this is one of the functions of assessment for learning.
  • timely practice - has 2 functions
    • primary function - to ensure learning is retained and embedded but readily accessible within learner memory, in a form which enables the learner to use and apply what they have learned to answer questions. The timely practice app uses retrieval practice or spaced learning to do this. Within the process of embedding learning assessment for learning must necessarily occur and the teacher may use the colour of depth of blue of the learners lozenge for a layer to judge the depth of learning and so decide when learning has been mastered - that is "firm enough" foundations for future learning.
    • secondary function - to enable "tutoring" via feedback between the teacher and the learner when teaching has not yet become learning.
create assignment

The teacher will create the assignments to suit their lessons. There are two types of assignment

and 3 print profiles that any assignment can have 

  • Low Stakes (regular) - this has a friendly font and includes spaces for learner workings
  • Low stakes (paper saving) - this has a friendly font but does not include spaces for learner workings
  • Formal Review (use rarely) - this looks like a test with a more formal font and marks written beside the answer line - as it says use rarely - maximum 1 per half term.
download and print assignments

The downloading and printing out of an assignment is slightly different depending on whether the teacher wants to

assess assignments

The assessment of the two types of assignments are slightly different, since they fulfil different roles

  • assess a pre assess assignment - broad brush stroke assessment encouraged:
    • ✔︎  - the learner seems to "already know" this or
    • bin - best learned later
  • assess a timely practice assignment - slightly finer detail assessment:
    • ✔︎ - independent and accurate,
    • ~  - not quite,
    •   - learner has had or needs feedback or

    • bin - "best learned later"

Tracking progress

There are two ways to see learner progress 

  • Progress on Topic which shows in fine detail the progress of the whole class in just one topic. It allows the teacher to set layers to pre assess or teach.
  • Learner's Progress Page which shows in fine detail the progress of just one learner on every topic. It allows the teacher to view summary information about the learner's progress on any layer within any topic. It also allows the teacher to delete any layer (unless the layer is currently within an assignment). It is found by clicking on the learner's name in Progress on Topic.