The first level, the best place to get started, will allow you to quickly begin using Buzzmath with your students. You’ll learn how to activate teacher and student accounts, what steps are required to send activities and analyze student work, and more! In short, you’ll have everything you need to start the year off on the right foot!
Choose a station:
Let’s get to work right away!
On the agenda, I suggest that you go through 3 stations that compile the key elements to set up a learning environment that is stimulating for your students and efficient for you.
Station 1: Activate a Buzzmath account
Station 2: Send the first activity
Station 3: Consult the detailed results
First, teacher and student accounts look very similar (I know a bit about it), but they are not identical. For example, and luckily for group management, students cannot send activities or analyze the usage statistics of other students! These features are reserved for teacher accounts. However, all accounts allow you to access every activity on the platform. This means that a student in Grade 4 can decide to go explore the challenges that await them in Grade 5.
But before exploring Buzzmath’s content and features in more detail, you need to create and activate your account!
Activate a teacher account
At the start of the school year, the Buzzmath team works very hard to create the teacher activation codes and send them to the people in charge at each registered school. Once the team registers your school in the system, every teacher receives an activation code by email. Let’s look at the steps you need to follow to use this code.
First, go to buzzmath.com/activate Then, enter a valid activation code and simply select the option that applies to your situation and bingo! You’re ready to go!
- If you’re a new user, simply enter your first name/last name, your email and a password. Then, you’ll be redirected to the home page of your account.
- If you already have an account, you can simply enter your sign-in information (first name and last name or your email along with your password) and your account will be automatically connected to your class (or classes) for the active year!
- Lastly, you can use the option “I want to use my Google account” to proceed with the activation. You’ll have the option to enter a password from your account if you want to connect in another way later (username / password).
Activate student accounts
To activate a student account, an activation code from a teacher (you!) is absolutely necessary. Without this code, the student will access a limited version.
From a teacher account, it’s easier than ever to find this code! Simply click on the Manage Classes button on the left:
From here, there are 2 different ways to activate your students. Please choose the one that fits your needs.
B) How to activate your students from Grade 3 and up
This video clip will show your students how they can create and activate their own account with the activation code that you will provide them. The process is very similar to the way you created your teacher account.
And there you go, the student account has been created!
Honestly, I’ve seen many students manage to activate their accounts themselves. And if things get complicated, with all the information you now have, you’ll be well prepared to assist them, if necessary.
Sending activities really simplifies students’ and teachers’ lives!
It allows you to direct students’ work toward target activities! If I go too quickly, ask me a question here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the steps to send your first activity!
Make sure you have found the activity that seems to best respond to your current needs.
When you select the activity you want to send, you”ll have 3 options.
Lastly, all of these options allow you to send this activity to a whole group or just to one or two students in particular.
Your students will automatically receive the activity. It will be added directly to their home page. It will be impossible to miss it the next time they sign in. Here’s an example:
In this section, we’ll go over the most-consulted type of report: tracking sent activities. We’ll provide a quick overview of the features that allow you to monitor student progress. We’ll come back to this in more detail in the other levels of this training.
When you send an activity (and when your students complete it), you can check what has been done. To do this, simply click on the “Track sent activities” button on your home page or go to the Reports section on the left-hand menu.
You’re just a few clicks away from learning more about your students’ progress on the platform! Just select the button “Open results panel” in the right-hand section.
Here is the report you’ll find there. Take a few seconds to look it over.
Now, you can identify your students’ difficulties at a glance by analyzing the number of attempts for each page.
We’re already finished going over the content from the first level of this self-training?
I’d like to make sure that you didn’t fall asleep during my explanations (gasp!).
To do this, I invite you to answer this question:
* Don’t worry, we won’t tell Lucas what you say about him 😉
Your answers are a huge part of helping us improve.
Hello and welcome to Buzzmath!
I’m Lucas, a student in grade 6. Believe it or not, I’m the lucky one who gets to show you what I can do with Buzzmath!
I really hope that the information I give you will help you take your first steps on the platform. I can tell you first-hand that your students will be really happy to start this adventure with you!
At any time, if you have a question to ask me, the easiest way to contact me is by email at: email@example.com