Thursday, August 30, 2012

APANGEA NOW "THINK THROUGH MATH"


 
Apangea, the web-based math intervention system available to all schools in the state of Idaho through the Idaho Math Initiative, is now called Think Through Math. And it’s undergone more than just a name change. It now offers additional services and is available from grade 3 through Algebra I, with all content aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Credit Recovery and Alternate Route Programs will also be available through Think Through Math in the very near future. Think Through Math (TTM) is still available at no cost to Idaho schools and districts.

IMPORTANT ACCOUNT LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS

If you had an active Apangea account last year (at least one student using Apangea), you can simply go to lms.thinkthroughmath.com and click on “Teacher Log in”. Enter your email address and click “forgot password”. You will be emailed directions on how to reset your password. If you are new to TTM, please contact Marisa Alan at malan@thinkthroughmath.com  to set up a new TTM account.

CREATING CLASSES AND ENROLLING STUDENTS

On your new homepage, you will see options for creating a class and adding students. When enrolling your students this year, please note: **It is Mandatory that You Include Your Students’ State ID Number (EDUID)**. Entering this data now will ensure a smooth transition to a new Schoolnet login process that will be implemented later in the school year. If you do not include this number when you enroll your students, all student data could be lost when we transfer to the Schoolnet system. Please do not enroll students until Tuesday, September 4th. 

HELPFUL HINTS AND NEW FEATURES

Once your students are enrolled, please click on “My Classes” and then on “Start Cards”. You can now print student user cards directly from your teacher page with each student’s name, username, and password already formatted.

Please explore the “Preview Lesson” tab on the left hand side of your teacher page. Here you can select specific units, lessons, and activities and use them to demonstrate how TTM works to your class. It’s a great way to introduce TTM to your students. You can also use this feature to integrate Think Through Math into your classroom, even if you don’t have computers for each student.

Please take a moment to view the Fidelity presentation located under the Support tab. It is based on feedback from teachers from across the nation whose students have shown the greatest success with TTM. It will be well worth the 10 minutes and help you start off the year on the right foot with TTM. There are also several help documents listed on the far right. This is where you will find the new student math journal that you can use in your classroom. 

TRAINING OPTIONS

You are highly encouraged to participate in one of TTM’s no-cost training options. They have a brand new training this year: Integrating Think Through Math Into Your CCSS Classroom is a three-hour training that can be done at your site if you have enough interested teachers. TTM also has daily webinar trainings and prerecorded video training located under the “Support” tab. 

To set up training or for more information, please contact your regional program manager: 

·         Regions I and II: Donette Pickett, dpickett@thinkthroughmath.com
·         Region III: Marisa Alan, malan@thinkthroughmath.com
·         Regions IV, V, and VI: Sydnie Kunz, skunz@thinkthroughmath.com

For more information

Think Through Math Homepage: http://www.thinkthroughmath.com 

Idaho State Department of Education: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/math/intervention_tools.htm


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