Fast ForWord student sessions on iPad

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If the student is using the program on a computer or Chromebook, see Fast ForWord student sessions. For a detailed description of how the Fast ForWord programs work, see the Fast ForWord user guides.

Start Fast ForWord sessions on iPad

Make sure that all of the preparation tasks have been completed before you start:

Then, instruct your students to follow these steps.

  1. Put on your headphones and set the volume on iPad to a comfortable level.
  2. On the iPad Home screen, connect to mySciLEARN and access the Student Login screen:
  3. Enter your username and password to log in to mySciLEARN and access your assignments. See Log in on iPad.
  4. The students may be prompted for the school, district, or organization name first. Enter the first few letters, then choose it from the list.

  5. Tap the Fast ForWord program assignment to open it.
  6. If the RPI graphic appears on the screen instead of a Fast ForWord graphic, the student will need to complete the RPI assessment first. Students can use their iPad to take the assessment. See RPI assessments.

  7. Tap Go (if prompted), then tap one of the available exercise graphics to open that exercise.
  8. To learn how the system determines the student's schedule each day, see Fast ForWord program protocols.

  9. Work on the exercise until the time requirement is met and the exercise ends.
  10. If the student needs to exit the exercise before the time requirement is met, see Exit iPad sessions early for steps. Students should never exit an exercise by closing the web browser.

  11. Choose another exercise and continue working until all available exercises are completed.
  12. HTML5-based components. Today's report opens and shows a summary of today’s success and points earned:

    Flash-based components. The Success Viewer opens and provides a summary of the student's success on that Fast ForWord product, along with any points earned:

  13. Tap Exit to return to the Student Exercises.
  14. At this point, the day's session is complete. If the student wants to start a new session and keep working on the exercises, that's OK—this will not affect the next day's protocol.

  15. Tap Log Out on the Student Exercises screen to log out of the program on that device.

Exit iPad sessions early

Occasionally, a student may need to exit an exercise or a session before the protocol completes; for example, to take a short break. In this case, the student can use the menu to exit the exercise, and then exit the session as needed. The student should start another session that day and continue working on all available exercises until they are completed and the protocol for the day is met.

Note:Students should not use the Home button or multitasking gestures to exit an exercise. Instead, instruct students to use the Exit buttons within the app as described in this topic. The RPI mobile app provides its own Exit button at the bottom of the screen.

HTML5-based components

  1. While in an exercise, click the menu in the upper left corner.
  2. On the Menu screen, tap Exit to close the exercise.
  3. Note that the exercise timer does not pause while the menu is displayed, so the student should not take a break on the menu.

  4. Tap Exit on Today’s schedule.
  5. Tap Exit on Today’s report.
  6. Tap Log Out on the Student Exercises screen to log out of mySciLEARN.

Flash-based components

  1. While in an exercise, tap the Exit button at the top of the screen to open the Status screen.
  2. Tap Exit on the Status screen to close the exercise.
  3. Note that the exercise timer does not pause while the status screen is displayed, so the student should not take a break on the status screen.

  4. Tap Exit on the Exercise Selection screen.
  5. Tap Exit on the Success Viewer.
  6. Tap Log Out on the Student Exercises screen to log out of mySciLEARN.

Start Reading Assistant Plus sessions on iPad

Before students can use the Reading Assistant Plus program on iPad, they’ll need to set up the audio. See the following topics for steps.

Set up Reading Assistant Plus equipment

Allow Reading Assistant Plus microphone access

Complete Reading Assistant Plus microphone check

Make sure that all of the preparation tasks have been completed before you start:

Then, instruct your students to follow these steps to use the program on iPad. If the student is using the program on a computer or Chromebook, see Reading Assistant Plus student sessions. For a detailed description of how the Reading Assistant Plus program works, see About Reading Assistant Plus.

  1. Put on your headphones and set the volume on iPad to a comfortable level.
  2. On the iPad Home screen, tap the mySciLEARN bookmark icon to connect to mySciLEARN and view the Student Login screen.
  3. Enter your username and password to log in to mySciLEARN and access your assignments. For details see Log in on iPad.
  4. The student may be prompted for the school or district name first. Enter the first few letters, then choose it from the list.

  5. Tap the Reading Assistant Plus assignment to open it and go to the Library screen.
    • If another name appears on the Student Exercises page, the student should tap That’s Not Me to log out and return to the Student Login page, then log in with his or her username and password.
    • If the RPI graphic appears on the screen instead of the Reading Assistant Plus graphic, the student will need to complete the RPI assessment first. See RPI assessments to learn how students take an RPI assessment.

  6. Browse the library and tap a selection to start it, or click the Go button for selection that you’re currently reading.
  7. Students can access the selections in their library based on their content progression method:

    • Locked. The student must start with the first selection in the library assignment, then continue through the selections in order. Within a selection, the student must complete each activity in order before moving to the next selection.
    • Student-selected. The student can choose any selection in the library; however, once a selection is started, the student must complete all activities in order before moving to another selection.

    Note: Unlocked progression lets teachers demo any activity within any selection, in any order, and move on to a new selection or activity at any time. This mode is not suitable for students, as it does not require the student to do any work.

  8. If needed, click the Start button on the book introduction to begin working on the selection.
  9. For a new selection, the student will start with the book introduction. For a selection in progress, the student will start where he/she left off. The student should work on all of the available activities until the session ends. For complete details on how students use Reading Assistant Plus see About Reading Assistant Plus.

When the selection is complete, use the Library button in the Tools menu to start another selection, or use the Exit button to exit the program (see Exit iPad sessions early).

Exit Reading Assistant Plus sessions on iPad

Students should not use the Home button or multitasking gestures to exit a session. Instead, instruct your students to follow these steps to exit a Reading Assistant Plus training session on iPad.

  1. From anywhere inside the Reading Assistant Plus program, tap the Exit button in the upper right corner to return to the Student Exercises screen.
  2. Tap Log Out in the upper right corner of the Student Exercises screen to log out of mySciLEARN.

Switch to another iPad program app

If your students are using the new HTML5-based components in Safari together with the Flash-based components, they’ll need to follow some steps to switch among programs on iPad.

  • To switch from a mobile app to a Safari program, students will need to return to the iPad Home screen, and then start a new session in Safari. —Students will need some instruction
  • To switch from a Safari program to a mobile app, students can tap the program graphic while still in Safari, which will prompt the student to open the mobile app for that program. —Students will be guided through this process

For details on these steps, along with easy-to-follow instructions for your students, see Demonstrate how to switch programs on iPad.