Live View of In-Progress Student Work

Live View of Student Work

Live View of In-Progress Student Work

An exciting new feature just launched to help teachers monitor students’ work in real time with “Live View.” Live View gives teachers the opportunity to see what students are working on, without having to look over a student’s shoulder. Sounds great, right? Let’s dive into how it works.

Live View is available in any “Teacher-Led” activity. To get started, launch a teacher-led activity. Once the activity has begun, at the bottom of the screen there will be an arrow to pop up the “Real Time Student Work.” You have the option of displaying student names or not.

Live View Tab
To avoid accidentally displaying student work for the whole class to see, please follow the tip and freeze your projector screen before opening up the “Live View”. Remember, most projector remotes have a ‘freeze’ button that locks what it is projecting at that moment.

After clicking, “Got It!” a view of each students’ workspace will show on your screen. Scroll down to view all of the students’ work.

This view offers teachers lots of information about how the class is doing on each task. The border color indicates student progress: blue (not yet started), yellow (partially correct), red (incorrect) and green (correct). The border color changes dynamically while the student is working on the task. The color of the title bars show whether the student has submitted their response and if it is correct (green), incorrect (red), or not submitted (blue).

For example, in the screenshot below, we see that Jaden has answered correctly (and pressed submit), Alice has input the correct answer (but has not yet pressed submit), Jose has answered incorrectly (also not yet pressed submit), and Marc has not yet worked on the problem.

Live View of Student Work

This tool makes it easier to find students who need some extra support or help during work time.

Live View is also great for finding exemplars or common misconceptions to review with the class after submissions. We love how Woot helps teachers create a culture of learning from common mistakes, this tool makes that process even more efficient. After you find some student work you want to review, click the bookmark button to pull it up later. We have found that when reviewing student work, it’s good to focus on what the student did well, and what they can do to improve. A mix of praise and feedback helps with confidence and keeps students motivated to improve. Also, bookmarks are anonymous to help avoid social pressures around sharing work.

bookmark Exemplar Student Work
Seeing student work in real-time is a great formative assessment tool, allowing you to tailor your instruction based on students’ current needs and understanding. You can quickly review what everyone in the class is doing, all in real time! In addition to helping you give support during work time, this feature supports teachers in finding pieces of student work to highlight when reviewing the task. Exemplars and common mistakes are great ways to communicate expectations to students, leveraging the power of Woot Math.

We hope you enjoy Live View and please don’t hesitate to reach out with success stories, questions, tips or questions.

Visit our page on Formative Assessment for more on how to use this free tool in your classroom.

New Tie Breaker Feature in Team Mode Promotes Positive Interdependence

Tie Breaker screenshot

New Tie Breaker Feature in Team Mode Promotes Positive Interdependence

Since Woot Math launched Team Mode in the fall, students, more than ever, have been loving collaborating with their peers to solve problems. If you haven’t tried out Team Mode in your classroom, check out the New Team Mode for Collaborative Learning blog post to learn more.

This week we launched a new feature to provide teachers the opportunity to encourage students to work and collaborate to make sure everyone on the team knows how to solve the problem. Teachers can now award half points to teams who do a great job showing their work. This incentive encourages students to engage in the activity and show their best work. Also, it helps break ties at the end of team mode. Let’s jump right into how it works.

How it works

Part of what makes Woot Math great is the ability for students to show their thinking on the scratchpad. We’ve added a way for you to reward great work, and tied it into Team Mode’s scoring. You’ll find a new button on the Team Mode leaderboard, “Bonus for Great Work”:
Team Mode Leader Board

This view anonymously shows samples of each team’s work. It’s up to you to determine which team(s) should be awarded a ½ point bonus for showing great work. Or you can use this as an opportunity to award partial credit to a team that’s demonstrated a good effort, but didn’t quite get to the correct answer. If multiple teams show excellent work, feel free to award as many teams as you wish with the bonus. When finished, click “Done” to see the fun animated results on the leaderboard. Those teams receiving the bonus will see a gold star next to their avatar for that round.

Great Work Bonus Screen

Positive Interdependence

This feature arose out of requests for more ways to support teachers as they promote positive interdependence during group work. Groups work best when everyone is engaged, participating and working together.

Positive Interdependence has two components. Positive correlation of outcomes and student dependence on one another for success. When students do well, their team does well. When they just copy the answer and don’t engage with the problem, they bring the group down. The group outcomes are positively correlated to the individuals outcomes. Also, the group should have incentive to depend on one another. When you help your peers understand how to solve a problem, the team does better.

Team mode already promotes interdependence since everyone in the team needs to have the right answer to get the point. The bonus point feature takes this a step farther, not only does everyone need to have the right answer, they need to show how to solve the problem…no more relying on that one teammate who knows the right answer. Now students have more incentive to work together to make sure everyone on the team understands the mathematics. Instead of pinning students against one another, Woot Math is getting students to work together on teams to be instructional resources for one another.

This new feature also supports teachers as they work to create a culture in the classroom where students work together. A teacher doesn’t have to use the ‘great work button’ often, just enough so students know they are accountable and need to show work for their team to be successful.

Tie Breaker

On the last question of the poll, in the event of a tie for first place, a tie-breaker button will show up. You’ll be able to select a winner based on the quality of work shown on that final question.
Tie Breaker screenshot
When you click the “Start the Tie Breaker” button, it works just like the “Great Work Bonus” from previous questions. Except now it only shows the teams tied for first place, and you can break the tie with a Great Work Gold Star!
Tie Breaker Detail
Make your selection, click done, and the winner is revealed!
Team Mode Winner Screen
We hope that you enjoy this new feature and find your students excited and motivated to show great work as they work collaboratively to solve rich tasks in Woot Math Team Mode.

We hope you enjoy team mode and please don’t hesitate to reach out with success stories, questions, tips or questions.

Visit our page on Formative Assessment for more on how to use this free tool in your classroom.