How to Use TinyTap for a Smooth Back to School Transition
Create a smooth transition, manage class tasks and connect with parents with TinyTap
The welcome banners are up, the class tablets are charged, and soon your new students will walk into class for the first time. The start of a new school year is full of excitement and opportunity, and a great time to get students geared up for the milestones ahead.
Here’s how to use TinyTap to create a smooth transition for the start of the school year:
Introduce students to their new faculty and school:
Ease back to school anxiety by introducing students to teachers and familiarizing them with their classrooms and school buildings. See how trusted teacher, Evelyn Chaleki, created a welcome guide for students entering Kindergarten at her school.
Here are a great tips to follow for creating a welcome guide:
- Include photographs of the class’ teachers, librarian, music teacher, and principal with a personalized greeting from each facility member the student will interact with.
- Add a sound board activity with the school layout, and explain what students will do in the library, lunch room, gym and more.
Create a class directory activity:
Ice breaker activities are great to create class relationships and encourage students to feel comfortable with their new teachers and classmates. Create an activity that introduces each child while enforcing a concept the class is learning.
- Learn the alphabet while getting to know classmates: Organize an alphabet game using student’s names.
- Practice presentation and research skills: Students can introduce themselves in a video and share a brief biography of a historical figure they admire, or facts on their favorite animal.
Connect with Parents:
Invite parents to join your class group to share class assignments. Parents will receive a notification when activities are assigned, so they know what their children are learning in school, and can work with them at home to meet goals.
Parents will also receive a weekly report showing their child’s progress. Encourage parents to continue working with their learners at home by sending home the Parent Handout. Students can scan into their accounts with their personal QR codes, and complete assignments at home.
Manage class assignments with TinyTap Insights. Create a class group to easily share tasks and measure student progress. Once a lesson is assigned, you can track completion and see scores.
Discover how to create class groups and manage class tasks:
Review Last Year’s Material
Make your back to school review engaging with a TinyTap activity that students can play and review at their own pace.
You can create a menu using a sound board activity, allowing students to jump to videos, diagrams, and pictures that cover material students will build upon from last year.
TinyTap activities are fully measurable. Get a look at students’ understanding of key subject areas through personalized games.
You can ask students questions based on the subject or learning level. Need inspiration for creating your own review and assessment games? Checkout of the TinyTap Handbook to learn how to use TinyTap features to bring your lessons to life.
Get back to school ready today by creating your class learning group, inviting parents, and creating activities for your class.