Students should summarize new concepts with a note-taking format.
Organize content with a note-taking format to deep understanding.
Contact a teacher for suggestions or complete a search on the internet for note-taking formats.
If the student doesn’t understand a new concept, they can:
Contact the teacher.
Reread the content or repeat parts of the lesson leading up to the new concept.
Further explore the topic using another instructional tool.
Students should define the key vocabulary words.
In many courses, a glossary is available in the yellow backpack at the bottom of each lesson slide.
A list of the vocabulary words can be printed as a reference. Students should refer to the definitions while reading the lesson material to clarify meaning.
Students should add the word and meaning to their lesson notes.
After the lesson is completed, the student should determine whether they understand the lesson content and new vocabulary in context.
In many lessons, questions are followed by a Show Answer button.
Students should answer the questions independently, then check their response by viewing the answer.
Students should next add the questions and corresponding answers to their notes.
For math courses, students should read the lesson, watch the tutorials, complete the practice problems, self-check their answers, and rework the problem if their answer was incorrect.
If your student has difficulty completing the practice problems correctly, they should contact the teacher or use another instructional resource, such as Khan Academy.
There are other opportunities throughout lessons to respond to questions and self-check answers. In many lessons, there are worksheets, section review questions, and concept maps with completed versions found at the end of the lesson.
Completed versions can also be used as study guides in preparation for a quiz or test. Your student should evaluate their own work as much as possible before submitting it to a teacher.
Portfolio assessments include grading rubrics for students to self-check, determine the quality of their work, and then decide whether to revise the portfolio before submitting it.