Orchard Gold is set-up much like AR/STAR as far as getting students into the program and assigning them to classes. When new students come to our school I automatically add them to these three programs and to your class. With Orchard, you can go in and set up groups of students; you don't have to have all students doing the same activities/goals at the same levels. If you choose to do this, you probably should call them teacherlastname1, teacherlastname2, teacherlastname3, etc. The reports are great with Orchard. You have time on task reports, test scores, scores from specific objectives/goals in reading, math, and writing, and of course you can print reports to send home to parents. To learn more and practice working out strategies in a group, come to one of these workshops in the computer lab:
Monday, September 10 from 2:45-3:45
Tuesday, September 18 from 2:45-3:45
Tuesday, October 9 from 2:45-3:45
Be sure to sign the attendance sheet and sign-up online if you want .1 unit of computer credit.
September 5, 2007