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Creating Activities

ONEder lessons are made up of one or more activities that are linked to a student’s goals.

Lessons

The following instructions will guide you through creating a lesson by adding activities.

1) The first thing you need to do is click “Create.”

2) Click the “+ New” button to add a lesson to your ONEder account. You have the option of creating a lesson from scratch or downloading one from the ONEder Library. To create a lesson from scratch, select “New Lesson.”

4) Enter the lesson’s name and description in the appropriate fields, and then select whether its an “Academic” or “Functional” lesson. Depending on the type of lesson you choose, you will need to complete the following:

  • For Academic lessons select the “Subject,” “Grade,” “Domain,” “Cluster,” and “Standard.”
  • For Functional lessons select the “Location,” “Domain,” and “Sub Domain.” Once you’ve entered all the required information, click “Create.”

Activities

There are 12 different activity types available in ONEder. Drag and drop as many activities as you’d like into the center of the page to build a complete lesson. The following instructions will explain each type and how to use it.

Scene

Scene activities allow you to put “hotspots” on a background image. The hotspot can link to another activity or to a synthesized voice. When your student clicks on the hotspot, they will either hear the voice, or be taken to the “sub-activity” you set up. You can use any of ONEder’s activities, but note that data won’t be tracked for activities that are set to “quiz mode.” To create a Scene activity, complete the following steps.

1) Click the blue pencil icon to give the activity a name and a description.

2) Click “Select Media” to add a background image.

3) The “Manage background” button allows you to change or crop the image, or fit it to the page.

4) To add activities to the scene, drag and drop them into the box titled “DRAG & DROP activities to create hotspots.”

5) Once an activity is added, an activity wheel will appear on screen, providing you with the following options:

The image below displays a choice board hotspot represented by a yellow star. When a student clicks on the hotspot, a choice board activity will appear.

 

Question

Question activities present the student with one or more questions. In this type of activity, you can choose from Multiple Choice, Free Entry, or True/False questions. To create a Question activity, complete the following steps.

1) Click on the blue pencil icon to edit the activity’s properties. When you edit the activity properties, you will need to:

  • Enter a name and description for the Question activity.
  • Choose the mode for the activity. Quiz Mode means that your student’s scores will be automatically tracked, and you will see a breakdown of this data on the Student Dashboard. Play Mode allows the student to complete the activity without any of their scores being logged.
  • Set a time limit. (This step is optional).

2) To add an image, video, or audio file, click “Select Media.” You also have the option to add text in the panel that appears under the media box (it’s the one labelled 3 in the image above). If you haven’t uploaded any images of your own, click on “Symbols” to choose from the pictures and symbols that are already in ONEder. Use the search bar to search for an image that fits your needs. Once you’ve found what you want, select the image by clicking on it, and then click “OK” to add the image to your activity.

3) Type your question in to the text box.

4) Choose the type of answer you want and then fill in the answers as outlined below:

  • For Multiple Choice questions, click the “+” sign to add your answers. You can add either text or images. Select the correct answer using the check box.
  • For Free Entry or True/False questions, type the correct response into the text box provided. If you have chosen to do a True/False question, you’ll also need to select whether the response is True or False.

5) If you want a calculator to appear on your student’s screen when they do this activity, use the drop-down menu labelled 5.

6) You can add additional pages to the activity by clicking on the “+” sign in the panel labelled 6. If you want to delete or duplicate a page, use the three dot “More Options” menu.

Reading

Reading activities make it easy to test your student’s reading comprehension through Multiple Choice, Free Entry, or True/False questions. To create a Reading activity, complete the following steps.

1) Click on the blue pencil icon to edit the activity’s properties. When you edit the activity properties, you will need to:

  • Enter a name and description for the Reading activity.
  • Choose the mode for the activity. Quiz Mode means that your student’s scores will be automatically tracked, and you will see a breakdown of this data on the Student Dashboard. Play Mode allows the student to complete the activity without any of their scores being logged.
  • Set a time limit. (This step is optional).

2) If your student needs help reading, you can click on “Select” to add background audio.

3) Click the “+” sign (labelled 3) to add an image, video, or audio file. If you haven’t uploaded any images of your own, click on “Symbols” to choose from the pictures and symbols that are already in ONEder. Search for a symbol using the search bar. Click on an image to select it. Once you’ve selected an image, click “OK” to add it to your activity.

4) Click the “+” sign (labelled 4 in the image above) to add text about the image or the media type you selected in step 3.

5) Choose the type of answer you want and then fill in the answers as outlined below:

  • For Multiple Choice questions, click the “+” sign to add your answers. You can add either text or images. Select the correct answer using the check box.
  • For Free Entry or True/False questions, type the correct response into the text box provided. If you have chosen to do a True/False question, you’ll also need to select whether the response is True or False.

6) If you want a calculator to appear on your student’s screen when they do this activity, use the drop-down menu (labelled 6 in the image above).

7) You can add additional pages to the activity by clicking on the “+” sign in the panel labelled 7. If you want to delete or duplicate a page, use the three dot “More Options” menu.


Visual Schedule

Visual Schedules take big tasks and break them down into smaller, achievable steps for students to complete. To create a Visual Schedule, complete the following steps.

1) Click the blue pencil icon to give the activity a name and a description.

2) Enter a title for the Visual Schedule in the text box (labelled 2 in the image above).

3) To create each step in the Visual Schedule, click the “+” sign on the panel and select an image and label to represent what the student needs to do.

4) If you’d like the step to be timed, you can click on “Set Timer”. (This step is optional).

5) Any step can be removed by clicking the trash can icon.

6) If you’d like to add more than three steps to the Visual Schedule, click the “+” sign that appears on the very end of the panel (labelled 6 in the image above).

7) If you want to show your students what they will get when they complete the task, you can use the “working for” feature by leaving the box checked. If you prefer not to show your students what they are working for, you can uncheck the box to hide those details.

8) Enter the “working for” goal into the field provided. (This step is optional).

9) Click the “+” sign in the panel at the bottom of the screen (labelled 9) to enter an image, label, or audio file to represent the goal the student is working toward. (This step is optional).

Mixed Display

Mixed display activities help students understand complex concepts by breaking them down into components that can be processed individually.

1) Click the blue pencil icon to give the activity a name and a description.

2) If your student needs help reading, you can click on “Select” to add background audio.

3) The Layout button (labelled 3 in the image above) allows you to switch the panels between vertical and horizontal alignments.

4) Enter a title for the choice board in the text box.

5) Hover over the “+” sign to add an image, video, audio file, or text. When you hover over the “+” sign, two symbols will appear: a landscape and a letter T. If you want to add media, click on the symbol that looks like a landscape. Click on the “T” if you want to add text.

6) Click the “+” sign (labelled 6) to add buttons into the text to speech box.

7) You can add additional pages to the activity by clicking on the “+” sign that is labelled 7 in the image above. If you want to delete or duplicate a page, use the three dot “More Options” menu.

Choice Board

Choice boards present students with a range of ‘buttons’ that they can choose from. These buttons can represent different items, activities, or concepts, and can be grouped into folders based on theme or category. To create a Choice Board, complete the following steps.

1) Click the blue pencil icon to give the activity a name and a description.

2) Enter a title for the choice board in the text box.

3) The blue icons with “+” signs on them represent a button (icon on the left) and a folder (icon on the right). Click on the appropriate icon to add either a button or a folder. If you choose to create a folder, you can add buttons within it by double clicking into the folder.

4) The three dot “More Options” menu allows you to edit, play, hide, cut, or delete a button/folder.

5) If you create more than six buttons or folders, you can use the arrow buttons to move between pages.

Web

Web activities allow you to display content from the internet in your ONEder lessons. You can use a document supported by Google Drive or even an entire web page. To create a web activity, complete the following steps.

1) Click the blue pencil icon to give the activity a name and a description.

2) To embed a web page into this activity, copy and paste the entire web address into the field that says “Paste URL here.

3) To embed a Google Drive document into this activity, click the “From Google Drive” button and click “Select.” A Google Drive window will open. To upload the file you want to use, double click on it.

Media

Media activities present the student with images, audio recordings, videos, or text. To create a Media activity, complete the following steps.

1) Click the blue pencil icon to give the activity a name and a description.

2) If your student needs help reading, you can click on “Select” to add background audio.

3) The Layout button (labelled 3 in the image above) allows you to switch the panels between vertical and horizontal alignments.

4) Enter a title for the activity page in the text box.

5) Hover over the “+” sign to add an image, video, audio file, or text. When you hover over the “+” sign, two symbols will appear: a landscape and a letter T. If you want to add media, click on the symbol that looks like a landscape. Click on the “T” if you want to add text.

Story

Story Activities are designed to give your students information, or in other words, tell them a story. You can set up the Story Activity as a series of pages, each containing images, audio, video, or text to tell your student what they need to know. To create a Story activity, complete the following steps.

1) Click the blue pencil icon to give the activity a name and a description.

2) If your student needs help reading, you can click on “Select” to add background audio.

3) The Layout button allows you to switch the panels between vertical and horizontal alignments.

4) Enter a title for the activity page in the text box.

5) Hover over the “+” sign to add an image, video, audio file, or text. When you hover over the “+” sign, two symbols will appear: a landscape and a letter T. If you want to add media, click on the symbol that looks like a landscape. Click on the “T” if you want to add text.

6) You can add additional pages to the activity by clicking on the “+” sign that is labelled 6 in the image above. If you want to delete or duplicate a page, use the three dot “More Options” menu.

Independent

Independent activities pair an image, audio, or video with an activity that is not completed on the ONEder Player. For example, the activity could contain an image of a worksheet hand-out that students complete offline. To create an Independent activity, complete the following steps.

1) Click the blue pencil icon to give the activity a name and a description.

2) If your student needs help reading, you can click on “Select” to add background audio.

3) If you’d like, you can enter a more detailed title for the Independent activity in the text box that is labelled three in the image above.

4) Hover over the “+” sign to add an image, video, audio file, or text. When you hover over the “+” sign, two symbols will appear: a landscape and a letter T. If you want to add media, click on the symbol that looks like a landscape. Click on the “T” if you want to add text.

5) The Layout button (labelled 5 in the image above) allows you to switch the panels between vertical and horizontal alignments.

Sorting

Sorting activities present students with items that need to be sorted into at least two categories. To create a Sorting activity, complete the following steps.

1) Click on the blue pencil icon to edit the activity’s properties. When you edit the activity properties, you will need to:

  • Enter a name and description for the Question activity.
  • Choose the mode for the activity. Quiz Mode means that your student’s scores will be automatically tracked, and you will see a breakdown of this data on the Student Dashboard. Play Mode allows the student to complete the activity without any of their scores being logged.
  • Set a time limit. (This step is optional).

2) Enter a title for this page in text box that is labelled 2 in the image above. Type your question, question description, or instruction into the text box.

3) Choose an image to represent or act as a label for the group by clicking “Select.”

4) Next, click the “+” sign to add an item to the group. Repeat the previous steps for the next group.

5) If you ever want to delete an item within a group, hover your mouse over it and click the trash can icon that appears.

6) The activity displays two large boxes representing the two sorting groups. If you need more than two groups, click the “Add Group” button.

7) You can add additional pages to the activity by clicking on the “+” sign (labelled 7 in the image above). If you want to delete or duplicate a page, use the three dot “More Options” menu.

Matching

Matching activities present students with two rows of items that need to be matched. To create a Matching activity, complete the following steps.

1) Click on the blue pencil icon to edit the activity’s properties. When you edit the activity properties, you will need to:

  • Enter a name and description for the Question activity.
  • Choose the mode for the activity. Quiz Mode means that your student’s scores will be automatically tracked, and you will see a breakdown of this data on the Student Dashboard. Play Mode allows the student to complete the activity without any of their scores being logged.
  • Set a time limit. (This step is optional).

2) Enter a title for each question in this text box. A safe bet is to use “Question 1.” Type your question, question description, or instruction into the text box.

3) As you can see, the screen is divided into “+” buttons that are in pairs. These pairs are the buttons that will “match” in the activity. For each of the paired buttons, click on the “+” sign to add an image and/or label. You can also select either a synthesized voice or custom sound to be associated with the image. To add additional matching pairs or a matching button, repeat the previous steps.

4) The trash can icon (labelled 4) at the bottom of each matching pair can be used to remove the pair from the activity.

5) You can add additional pages to the activity by clicking on the “+” sign (labelled 5 in the image above). If you want to delete or duplicate a page, use the three dot “More Options” menu.

6) The Layout button (labelled 6) allows you to switch the panels between vertical and horizontal alignments.

7) You can add additional pages to the activity by clicking on the “+” sign that is labelled 7 in the image above. If you want to delete or duplicate a page, use the three dot “More Options” menu.

Updated on April 25, 2018

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