Yesterday I posted about my anticipation for using Curriculet with my British Lit students today. If you want to check out my Curriculet, click here for my (abridged) “A Modest Proposal” Curriculet.
So now…the results!
Overall, I declare a success with our maiden voyage with Curriculet. So far, I’ve heard no complaints about the site. (I did field some complaints about the content, as they read “A Modest Proposal,” but as I told them, if they weren’t at least a little disturbed by Swift’s suggestion of 18th century cannibalism, I’d be worried.)
I’m not sure how to organize all my thoughts, so I’m simply going to enumerate them.
1. The one major problem I encountered was linking my Google Classroom to the Curriculet website. The link directed them to the “Log in” screen rather than a “Join” screen. Note that this problem is ALL ON ME. Once they were on the “Join” screen and I gave them their enrollment code, they were golden.
2. I also found problems with the embedding of the YouTube video. Again, likely had NOTHING to do with Curriculet and EVERYTHING to do with our school’s filter. Even if a video is open on the filter, I find they still don’t open when embedded on Google forms, Google sites, Versal–pretty much anywhere. I simply copy and pasted the code into the annotation so they could still watch the video at YouTube directly. (But if they’re using any other wi-fi, I bet they’d love the embedded videos right there next to the text.)
3. Curriculet gives great data of both in-progress and finished students. Check out the first screenshot:
I didn’t give a “quiz” but only individual questions, so there’s not data there. However, I know at a glance how long it took students on average to read the essay and how many are finished. Then I can see their individual scores (names are blurred) followed by how many questions they answered correctly, how long each took, and whether he/she is finished or still in progress.
On another tab, I access data about individual questions. I can see that I need to review questions 5, 6, 7, 8, and 12 during our next class.
I’m very pleased with how it went. As with all inaugural website adventures, there’s extra time spent helping some students get to where they need to be, but once they were “in” the Curriculet site, they navigated it very easily. I’ll definitely be using this again (and again, and again, and again.) And so, my tryst wtih Curriculet continues…