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.
Accessing Individual eBooks
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.
Navigating the Table of Contents
- 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.
Editing the Teacher Wrap
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.
Using the Correlations Viewer
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.
Viewing Correlated Page Content by Standard
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.
Using the Search Function
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 click the Search You can search by Relevance or Location.
Search resources for both the Student and Teacher Editions will appear.
Reviewing Student Work
- 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.
How to Print from Your Ebook
- 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.
How to Change Your eBook Preferences
- 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 click 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.
How to Highlight and Annotate the Text
FOR STUDENTS: How to Respond to Questions
To responds 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 GoogleDoc 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.
FOR STUDENTS: How to Highlight and Annotate Text
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.