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Why Sakai? Hybridizing your high school mathematics courses!. Kerry Cook Mathematics Teacher Franklin High School Franklin, NH kcook@sau18.org. Why Sakai? Hybridizing your high school mathematics courses!. Sakai is a one-stop shopping for organization of class resources

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why sakai hybridizing your high school mathematics courses

Why Sakai?Hybridizing your high school mathematics courses!

Kerry Cook

Mathematics Teacher

Franklin High School

Franklin, NH

kcook@sau18.org

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Why Sakai?Hybridizing your high school mathematics courses!
  • Sakai is a one-stop shopping for organization of class resources
  • Using Sakai as a way to “hybridize” your mathematics classes gives students a post-secondary experience while still in high school
  • It gives them a chance to work the kinks out and become comfortable in this sort of setting before they “leave the nest”
what do you need to do to set up a class
What do you need to do to set up a class?
  • Create your homepage description
  • Creating a new assignment
  • Creating a test or quiz
  • Customizing your workspace
  • Adding new users to your site
  • Setting up your grade book
  • Adding links to other websites
  • Adding resources –files, video
create your homepage description
Create your homepage description
  • Click on the “options” link on the top right of your homepage
  • This brings up the editor, and you can customize your class homepage
creating a new assignment
Creating a new assignment
  • Click on the Assignments link from the list
  • From the menu at the top, click “Add”.
  • Define assignment parameters and then save.
creating a test or quiz
Creating a test or quiz
  • Several types of questions are available.
  • You can add questions to a question bank as you go
  • You can choose questions you have already saved in the question bank – randomly or specifically
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Customizing your workspace

  • The menu choices on the left of your screen can be customized to suit your needs.
  • This is done by clicking the Site Info link
  • Several menus to choose from here
adding new users to your site
Adding new users to your site
  • You can add a list of users to your site or you can set up your site to be “joinable” by other users
  • Add a list of users by choosing “Site Info” and then “Add Participants”
  • Type in a list of authorized users of your site.
  • You will be asked to assign a role to participants – access or maintain
adding new users to your site1
Adding new users to your site
  • To make your site “joinable”:
    • Choose the “manage access” link in the Site Info page
adding links to other websites
Adding links to other websites
  • You can add links to external websites in your tool bar.
  • Click on “Site Info”
  • Click on “Edit Tools” in the tool bar.
  • This is a list of all of the tools available to add to your Sakai site.
  • To add a link, choose Web Content, then continue. You will be prompted to enter the web address for the link and a title to display in the tool bar.
setting up your grade book
Setting up your grade book
  • The gradebook feature allows you to record grades from Sakai assessments and assignments automatically in a gradebook
  • Students receive prompt feedback from their assessments.
  • You can set up weighted categories or calculate by points
adding resources files video
Adding resources –files, video
  • You can upload files and create folders for storing files using the Resources tool
  • I have used this feature to give students access to templates for assignments as well as for videos to support them in their learning.
try it out
Try it Out!
  • Login to my school’s Sakaizone:
    • https://sau18.sakaizone.org/portal
    • User names: sau18_1 through 15, password: guest
  • Do the Scavenger Hunt assignment
  • Take quiz – practice quiz
  • We’ll review our results at the end so you can see it from the teacher’s side of things.
resources
Resources

Math symbols are a challenge in Sakai – the rich text editor has some, but for the more math-specific symbols, you will need to use these resources.

  • https://collab.itc.virginia.edu/access/content/group/69ab6142-05e0-4504-8040-8b4c95aec1a9/sakai-content/faq_mimeTex.html
  • http://htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/entities/symbols.html