Below are common questions related to setting your students’ Independent Digital Lesson assignment:
Q: Can I assign a specific Digital Lesson?
A: Starting in July 2020, yes. If teachers belong to a School Account, teachers can set students to specific Digital Lessons. School Accounts are paid accounts that offer access to our top-rated materials, plus additional features to support classrooms, schools, and districts with implementing Zearn Math. You can learn more about School Accounts here.
Q: How do I set a student to a Grade, Mission, or Topic?
A: Follow the steps below:
- Click Roster at the top of your Zearn homepage
- Choose the class that contains the students whose assignment you'll be updating
- Select the student(s) whose assignment you’d like to change by clicking the check box next to their name(s)
- Click Change Lesson
- In the pop-up, select a Grade, Mission, and Topic for your student(s) and click Set
Q: Where can I start students?
A: You can assign students to start at the beginning of any Grade, Mission, or Topic. You can also re-assign students to the beginning of any Grade, Mission, or Topic at any point.
Q: What happens when students complete an assigned Independent Digital Lesson?
A: When a student completes an Independent Digital Lesson, they earn a Badge and advance to the next lesson in the sequence automatically.
Q: Can I prevent a student from going on to future Independent Digital Lessons?
A: After a student completes an Independent Digital Lesson, they automatically progress to the next Independent Digital Lesson. While we don’t offer a feature that stops students from progressing, we often find that teachers set a weekly lesson completion goal of 4 Independent Digital Lessons, and then encourage students to complete Bonuses after they have hit their goal, rather than progressing to the next lesson. Instructions for accessing our Bonus questions are available here.
Q: How do I align the Independent Digital Lesson to my live instruction?
A: With Zearn, students learn new content in two ways: Independent Digital Lessons and Small Group Instruction, with you. This two-part approach helps students build deep understanding of grade-level content. You can see our recommended schedule here.