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Einstein

Purpose and Description

Einstein is a lesson type designed for up to four students to support previewing and reviewing subject matter content and facts. Depending on the content, Einstein can be used to support vocabulary fluency, classification, and categorization skills. For each round, a set of cards are randomly distributed on the screen. Within a specific time limit, students drag the correct card to a digital tray located at the edge of the screen.

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How it works: Play mode

On "My Lessons" page search for the lesson that you want to create. Use the filters to the right to streamline your search. Once you find the desired lesson, touch the "Play" icon located on the middle of the lesson to open it.

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After opening the lesson, a set of cards are randomly distributed about the screen.

In this example, students drag cards with right answers to the correct questions located by sides of the screen. More than one student can interact with the content at the same time, this can be set in customize content screen. Each card can display images, text, text + images, and can also include audio. Cards with audio are activated when the card is placed in the correct location.

Some lessons have a YouTube video linked to it and can show up at the beginning of the lesson. The video can be dismissed by pressing the X in the top right corner, or by pressing any key on the keyboard.

How to Build

Manage Content

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The Manage Content Screen opens upon selecting the lesson type, where content for the lesson can be set. Below is an example from a previously created lesson.

Type in the title of the lesson in the textbox located at the top left-hand side of the screen.

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In the Manage Content screen tap the "CREATE QUESTION" field to create the question. The question is always text. The answers can be images, or text that appears randomly placed on the preview screen.

To add more content bars as answers to the question, tap on the "CREATE ANSWER" button. A question can have more than one answer.

Within each content bar, Items can be set to display as text-only, image only, or text + image/video for this lesson type. Items will appear in the Preview Screen, located in the top right section of the display. Any text entered on the answer content bar will appear on the cards that are scattered on the screen.

The handles located on the right side of each text/content bar let you move them into the order you choose. Select the circle icon to the left of each bar to delete the item.

Customize Content Screen

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The Einstein lesson type can be played by a maximum of 4 players at a time. The customize content screen lets you choose the number of players that can play the lesson type at a time. The time duration of the round can also be set in this screen. Select the green Update Preview button,located in the lower part of the screen to see the change on the preview screen and on the lesson while it is played.

Preview Screen

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The Preview Screen, located in the top right of the interface, will display the current state of the lesson as you update your work. After you are done making the lesson, the Preview screen provides a way to play the lesson and check if any changes are needed.

Initially the preview screen will be empty. On adding a question the preview sceen will display a "START" button. On tap of this button the question will be displayed on the sides of the screen based on the number of players set in the customize screen. THe answers will be scattered over the screen.

There are as many rounds as there are questions. The students play each question on consecutive rounds. You can go to the next round by clicking the "NEXT" button after answering each question. On attempting all questions you can restart the game by clicking the "RESTART" button.

In the Text section, located beneath the Preview Screen, you can select the font, font size, font color, and font shadow.

In the Background section you can choose a background for your lesson. Under Theme you can choose a Snowflake MultiTeach® theme from a drop-down menu. Under Background you can use the green button to open a file browser and select an image from your hard drive or the internet.

In the Gameplay section, the ordered arranges objects in the way they are added. The Shuffle questions option shuffles the questions, the Shuffle figures option randomizes the figures and Shuffle all shuffles both the questions and the answers.

To interact with the lesson in full-screen mode, press Play.

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