Training Materials Created by Mike Canon Technology Coach Hemet USD Compass LearningOdyssey
What is Compass Learning Odyssey? • A web-based computer program with fun, interactive learning activities for kids • Helps students succeed in reading and math • Learning activities are specially designed for each student based on MAP test results • Use it at school or at home To watch a fun demo, click the link below: http://www.compasslearning.com/tour.htm
Computer Requirements • Internet Access • Sound (speakers or earphones) • Adobe Flash Player • Free Download: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ • Adobe Reader • Free Download: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ Is your computer ready for Compass Learning Odyssey? To check, click below. https://www.thelearningodyssey.com/LoginContent/systemrequirements.html
Other Notes • Hemet USD recommends students use Odysseyat least30 minutes per day or about 2 hours per week. • Using earphones during Odyssey sessions will help students focus on the activities and ignore other noises. • Students should have scrap paper and pencils available during Odyssey sessions. • Pop-up blocker must be disabled in the browser.
Student Login At school, click the icon At home, go to: www.compasslearningodyssey.com. • User Name is first and last initial followed by the student’s ID number (no spaces) example:CK12345 • Password is 123. • Enter school code(see next slide for a chart) • Click Log In
Assignment Folders Click the icon to see your assignments Log Out Back to Launch Pad Back to Folder Menu
Assignments (a.k.a. activities) Assignments are given by teachers or created by Odyssey based on MAP test results. Some activities are guided practice and some are scored activities, like quizzes and tests. Try to get at least80% on all graded activities. Follow the green or white flashing arrow to guide the learning path A green checkmark means “completed assignment” but doesn’t always mean a good score. Be sure to check the report for scores
My Portfolio – to check your progress To begin,Click on the backpack icon • Click on a tab: • Recent Work • Assignments • Reports
Recent Work Tab • Allows the student to view assignments he or she began/completed today, in the past week, and in the past month. • Details of Recent Work include: • Activity Name and Activity Number* • Type of Activity • Subject • Date • Score • Status • *If you would like to repeat an activity, you may copy the activity number into theActivity Finder on the Launch Pad.
Assignments Tab • Allows the student to view complete and incomplete assignments. • Details of the Assignments tab include: • Assignment Name • Details of each Assignment • Subject of the Assignment • Date/time assigned • Compass Learning Grade Level • Status • Person assigned
Reports Tab • Allows you to view your scores and times for all assignments. • Details of the Reports tab include: • Ability to Choose Subject • Ability to Choose Activity Type • Ability to Choose Dates The supervising teacher might ask you to show him or her this report during your Odyssey time. Remember, complete all activities and try to score at least 80% on quizzes and tests.
Learning Activities – sound is required Before activities load, students may answer multiple choice questions or play a short game. Once the activity loads, the student will listen to the characters explain concepts and procedures. The student will see problems and concepts modeled. Sometimes, the student will interact with the characters by clicking and dragging or by typing numbers. Students will advance to the next scene by clicking the blinking forward arrow.
Tutorials Students may view these to learn new concepts or review old concepts. Teachers may project these on a screen for whole class activities
Questions about Compass Learning Odyssey can be sent to Mike Canon at firstname.lastname@example.org