Step 1. Click "My classroom"
Step 2. Select classroom from list.
Step 3. View front page of classroom. Content created by members of your class appears in reverse chronological order.
1. Click "My Classroom".
2. Select your classroom from the list. (Students will typically be a member of only one classroom, whereas teachers may have several classes, or sections, listed.)
3. Click the "Class members" tab
4. Select the name of the user whose content you wish to view.
5. Click "View recent content created by --- " link, OR click the "Track" tab.
To navigate to different areas of the YWP site, go to the blue box located in the upper left column. You must log in to access the full navigation menu. Read more »
A Wiki is a document that can be edited by multiple users. It is a good content type to use when you want to create a group project or you are paired up with another student and are producing something together. Read more »
Step 1. Click "Administer" in the navigation box, then select "User management," then "Users."
Step 2. Scroll down the list to locate the username associated with the account you want to edit.
Note: Click the "Username" heading at the top if you want the list to appear in alphabetical order; click it twice to make the list revert to its original order (membership, newest to oldest). Read more »
"Blog entry" is the main content type students will use to post their work on this site, including their completed assignments and general writing. It can also be used to post multimedia content on this site.
YWP strongly recommends that teachers have their students post assignments as blogs (or wikis, if applicable). Sometimes teachers have students fulfill assignments by posting comments on the original assignment. This method has much less flexibility -- both in terms of what the students can post (no multimedia, for example), and how student and teacher keep track of content (no ability to keep track of revisions, for example). Students and teachers will typically be better served by having students work and respond to assignments in their own blog space.
Read more about this topic in our "Whys and hows" section on blogging, or continue on to the How-to by clicking "Creating a blog entry: basic" in the lower right corner.
An exercise is a content type for teachers to use to create exercises for class, free time or home time. They include a "Tag" and a "start date" or "due date." The content type, tag and date all help organize the material and help your students find your assignments in several different ways.
Don't underestimate the value of the "tags" in your classroom; once your kids get rolling, you will be glad you have an additional way to access the material by individual exercises. Read more »
The Shout Box in the sidebar on the left is open to teachers only -- sorry students. It is a way for teachers to quickly communicate with other teachers. Got an idea you want the other teachers to try? A question you want to ask your colleagues? Then just post a Shout!
Step 1: Click “My posts and comments” in the navigation box.
Step 2. Click tabs to display content, comments and attachments you have created. Most recent activity is listed at the top; drafts are marked as unpublished.
Whenever you create a new revision of a piece, a “Revisions” tab will appear under its title when you view your blog entry. If you have not created a new revision, no tab will appear.
Step 1: Click on the “Revisions” tab under the title. A list of all the revisions you have made on your document, with the latest version listed at the top, will come up.
Step 2: Click the date to view whichever version you want to. Read more »