All the lessons in Grammar In A Nutshell are designed for personalised learning. They are ideal for the school educator because they cater
for students of varying abilities and backgrounds from the talented to the remedial, even if in one class. Their recorded results will
reflect the specific achievements of each.
The Year 3 primary student should be able to complete modules 1-3 and add one module for each additional year.
So by age 12 all students should have completed the first 6 modules, but the more advanced students could,
in fact, complete all 10 Lesson Modules. The exercises in each of the lesson modules provide immediate feedback to the students and
this allows them to repeat exercises until they have learned the concepts that have been presented. This means that it is not essential
for the educator to be fully conversant with English Grammar in order to use this product with their students. A Student and Class
Management page that can be accessed from the educator's home page (see below) allows educators to manage each of their students
and monitor their progress through each of the lesson modules by reviewing their scores.
Student Home Page
The Student Home Page is very simple and easy to use. It has two large buttons that allow each student to access the
lesson modules and their results that have been stored from the assessment lessons which they have completed in each module.
Selecting the desired lesson module is very easy - simply click the desired tab to view that module. Use the arrow buttons
to access the previous/next lesson or use the radio buttons in the left panel to select a specific lesson. You can view a summary
of the contents of each lesson module from the Contents
page in the About Us section. The software
keeps a record of where each student is up to and will return them to that lesson when they next login.
Each Lesson Module contains information, exercise and assessment lessons and an explanation about each is shown below.
1. Information Lesson
These lessons (such as shown on the left) contain information that needs to be read as they
present new concepts about English Grammar that are important to be understood and learned.
2. Exercise Lesson
The Exercises are used to reinforce the concepts that have been learned in the Information Lessons.
They enable you to do more practice, several times over if necessary until the student is confident they can complete the exercise
correctly. Some exercises require you to click and drag objects and if correct will "snap" into position heralded
by a "correct" sound, while if incorrect, will return to the original position accompanied by an "incorrect"
sound, inviting you to try again. When completed, you can click "Play Again" to repeat the exercise.
Other exercises with radio button choices have a "Check Answers" button and when pressed the Grammar Checker will
calculate and display your score and highlight the correct radio selections for each question, so you can check your incorrect answers.
No scores are recorded for any of the Exercises.
3. Assessment Lesson
Each module contains several Assessment Lessons that test how well you have learned the information presented in that Module.
Scores are recorded for each Assessment Lesson and these can be viewed in the "My Results" page. Unlike Exercise Lessons,
Assessment Lessons will not indicate incorrect selections. Some Assessment Lessons may contain a "Submit" button that you need to
press in order for the Grammar Checker to mark the lesson and provide you with a score. Only the score from the latest attempt for each
Assessment Lesson is shown in the "My Results" page.
The Assessment Results can be accessed from the "My Results" button on the home page or by clicking the
"Module Assessment" heading from the Lesson Modules page. A weighted average score is shown for each Module.
To view the detailed scores for each Test within a Lesson Module select the Module required by clicking the radio button
for that Module. The Module Assessment Details show the results of the LAST attempt for each lesson in the selected Module.
The score is a ratio expressed as a percentage of the correct divided by done.
Educator's Home Page
Educators have an extra button on their home page that provides access to the Student and Class Management page where
they can manage all of their students, view their results, add and change classes, and export results for end of semester reports.
This allows them to monitor each student's progress in each class across each of the Lesson Modules and direct them to do a
Lesson Module again if their results indicate that they have not learned the concepts presented well enough.
Educator Student and Class Management
All of the student and class functions can be done from one page.
1. Add, Rename, Delete Classes and Class Filter
These functions are all in the top row and allow the educator to set up any number of classes, rename classes
and delete a class along with all its students. These classes are immediately available in the drop down list that
allows you to filter the students by class.
2. Add User and Import Users
These functions are also in the top row and allow the educator to individually add an educator or a student
or to import students from a CSV file.
3. Delete Users, Export Results, Change Class
These functions on the next row allow the educator to perform these functions on a group of users by ticking the checkboxes
and then selecting the desired function. To make it easier there is a "Check All" and "Uncheck All".
4. Edit User, Delete User, View Results, Change Class
These function buttons on the right of each user in the list allow the educator to perform these functions on individual students
by clicking the appropriate button in the function column for that user.