SpringBoard eBooks have many features that can enhance the way you teach and the way your students learn. The information below will help you take advantage of the unique functions of the SpringBoard digital platform.
Once you’ve created your digital class rosters and added eBooks to your classes, here’s how to access them:
- Select the appropriate class from the navigation bar at the top of your screen.
- Select the name of the course eBook you want to access.
- Click View eBook.
- To open the Table of Contents, click on the icon at the top left corner of your browser. You’ll see the first section of the eBook and its contents.
- To go to content that corresponds to a specific page of the print edition, enter the page number in the text box and click go.
- To skip to another area of the eBook, use the scrollbar on the right of the Table of Contents to move down the page.
- Click the name of the unit and section you’d like to view.
Here’s how to customize the digital version of your teacher wrap so it supports your teaching strategy:
- Open the Teacher Wrap by clicking the Teacher Wrap icon (looks like an unfolded map) in the left side menu.
- Click the edit button to enable editing.
- Insert your cursor where it says “Click to add your own content” and start typing
- Click save to save your edits, or click cancel to cancel them.
You can always go back and see the original content, examine your revisions, and make new edits.
Here’s how to get information on how a particular lesson correlates to standards:
- Open the Correlations viewer by clicking the Correlations icon (looks like two linked circles) from the left sidebar menu.
- Toggle the Correlations by Content switch to on to have the correlations appear on-screen within the content of the lesson.
- Under Show Correlations to Class, choose which class or classes you’d like the correlations to be visible to.
- To view on-screen correlations, click the correlations indicator located in the right margin of the lesson; in the screenshot, the CC indicator represents Common Core standards.
You can drill into standard correlations by clicking through correlations until you see the page numbers where the standard is addressed.
- Navigate to a standard to view which pages have relevant content. This may take several clicks.
- Click the Page icon (looks like a sheet of paper) to see the content that correlates to the standard. An icon with an S indicates a student-related correlation; an icon with a T indicates a teacher-related correlation.
Here’s how to find where specific words appear in an eBook:
- Click the Search icon (looks like a magnifying glass) in the left-hand menu.
- Enter a word or phrase into the text box and hit the enter key or click the Search icon to search.
- You can search by Relevance or Location from the dropdown menu. This may affect the order of the results.
- Search resources for both the Student and Teacher Editions will appear.
- To see the full context of where the search term appears, click the name of the activity or lesson.
- First, go to the top right corner of your browser and click Teacher Copy. Then select the name of your class from the dropdown menu. This will allow you to access and make comments in the Class Copy of the eBook, which will be visible to the entire class.
- Once you’re in the Class Copy, in the same dropdown menu, click on a student’s name to see the work they’ve submitted through their eBook.
- Now you can review and comment on each student’s responses. Comments to a particular student will only be visible to you and that student.
- Click the Print icon from the left sidebar menu.
- Check the box next to include annotations to include any comments, sticky notes, or annotations on your printout.
- Click the arrow icon to the right of print teacher pages and follow your computer’s prompts to print teacher pages.
- Click the arrow icon to the right of print student pages and follow your computer’s prompts to print student pages.
- Select the Preferences icon from the bottom of the menu on the left side of your screen.
- Click the Highlights & Annotations on or off to control the visibility of highlights, annotations, and sticky notes.
- Select the color of answer text boxes by clicking red, green, or blue under Sample Answer Color.
- Click on the Projector Mode to automatically bold the text. This makes the content easier to read when you’re projecting or using SpringBoard on an interactive whiteboard.
Note: Before you can share content to Google Classroom, you’ll need to set up classes on Google. Learn how to set up Google classes.
If you’re sharing to Google Classroom, make sure the same students in Google Classroom are rostered in SpringBoard Digital. Your class roster in SpringBoard Digital and Google Classroom must match in order for sharing content to work.
- To share SpringBoard content to a Google class, first make sure you’ve navigated to the unit or activity you want to share.
- Click Share to Google Classroom in the top right of your navigation bar. A pop-up window will open.
- From the dropdown menu, select the content you want to share and click Next.
- Choose the class you want to share with, then click Go.
- Then click the Choose action dropdown, click the action you want to take (such as Create assignment or Ask question) and click Go.
- Then, enter information, such as the assignment name and instructions for students, in the fields associated with that action, and click the Assign button in the top right corner of the pop-up window.
- You’ll be able to see the content you just shared in Google Classroom by clicking the View.
To respond to a question, students must first click the plus sign under the question they want to answer. This will reveal several icons that provide students multiple ways to respond:
- Clicking the A icon opens a text box where students can type their response.
- Clicking the link icon lets students paste a URL, which will let them point to, for example, a Google Doc file.
- Clicking the paperclip icon allows students to attach a file from their computer or other device.
- Clicking the pencil icon gives students the option to draw their response.
- Clicking the toolbox icon reveals several tools students can use to aid in their response, including the Desmos online calculator.
Remind students to save their work when they’re done. They always have the choice to edit or delete responses once they’re saved.
To modify text using the highlighting and annotating feature, students must first select the text they want to mark up. Once they do, a markup window will pop up.
- Highlight allows students to highlight text.
- Mark the Text gives students the option to circle or underline the text, or add question marks, exclamation points, or asterisks.
- Colors lets students choose the color of their highlighter.
- Sticky Note lets students open a note on the page that they can type into.
- When students select a single word, they can click Define to view a definition. Students can also right-click on a word and use the built-in dictionary in Chrome to view a definition.
- Add to Vocabulary allows students to add words to a vocabulary list.
- Clear deletes any selected markup. Students must select a highlight or annotation before they can delete it.
Students can also click Share to Google Classroom to ask a question, make an announcement, or create material from their selected text.