It’s time to toggle!
In response to numerous teacher requests, we’ve added the ability to toggle games on and off on Studies Weekly Online. We’re thrilled that students are engaged and excited about learning through the online games, but sometimes a few students get off task by playing the games rather than learning the content.
Now under the Classes tab, you have more control over which games and activities your students can use. When you first sign on to Studies Weekly Online and set up your classes and students, all games and activities are automatically on.
Use the following steps to toggle your preferences.
1. Click on the gear icon, or settings menu, under the Classes tab.
2. Toggle which games or activities you want your students to access.
3. You can also toggle the Crossword and Mispilled games on and off.
When the toggles are green, students can see those activities next to each article. Toggling one or the other off limits what your students can see next to each article.
4. Toggle avatars on and off.
When the toggles are green for the avatar options — the Explorers and/or Rev Rat — they will be available to students in the User Menu. You can choose which avatar option you want your students to use.
Our goal is that Studies Weekly print and online editions encourage, excite, and strengthen learning. These new features allow teachers to further customize the Studies Weekly experience for their students’ needs.