We hope that EdPlace's smart recommendation system will provide your students with activities that are a great fit for their needs, helping them to improve in skills and confidence. If you would like to learn more about our recommendation system and how it works, please click here.
We know that as a teacher you will often have a better idea than we do about specific skills your students need to work on, which is why we provide the option to assign work on an individual activity or wider topic basis. You can also use our assessments, particularly when introducing a new student to your class or starting a new school year, to support you in identifying current student strengths and areas for development. We want you to have all the tools at your fingertips to assign perfect-fit activities from EdPlace to your students!
Sometimes, this insight may come from your student themself too, which is why we have an option to 'Self assign', which you can opt to turn ON or OFF for each pupil. (To learn more about this feature, please click here.)
Once you are logged in to your teacher account, you can review all available EdPlace activities under the 'Browse' tab of our website:
After clicking on a particular year group and subject, you will be redirected to a view with multiple tabs or toggles:
If you choose to browse by 'Topic', these terms are designed to be parent-friendly and easy to understand. Flipping to the 'National Curriculum' view will sort and present the same activities by the National Curriculum statutory requirements, as defined by the Department for Education and UK government.
'Revision' and 'Assessment' activities will be presented in the final two tabs and may be particularly relevant for your students at some points in their school year or in particular years. To learn more about assessments, please click here. If you are interested in how EdPlace supports specific milestones (e.g. SATs, GCSEs, MTC, phonics screener, etc.), please type the name of the specific test you are looking for in our Search menu.
If you cannot find what you are looking for by 'Browsing' on this topic level, you can dive deeper and 'Search' for individual activities that may be a good fit to practise more specific skills.
To access, click on the 'Search' tab in the left-hand menu of your teacher dashboard, and you will be presented with this screen:
You can type any terms of your choice and a list of relevant activities, which contain this target word in their title, will be returned.
We suggest that for the first search, it is best to keep this term broad and the filters blank so that you can see what results are returned initially.
For example, if I search for activities with the word 'fraction' in the title, 260 results are initially returned (see the first screenshot below). After this point, it will be helpful to filter by target subject, Key Stage, year and activity level to reduce the number of activities and increase the relevancy to 21 hyper-relevant activities (see the second screenshot):
Depending on the search term, starting with a very specific word or with filters on may mean that no results are returned. Also, it can be tricky to know exactly when a student will encounter a skill in their education journey as this can vary between schools.
When you see an activity that could hit the mark, you can preview it by clicking on the 'eye' icon on the right-hand side of the page. You will then be able to read/watch the Introduction and preview the questions so that you can decide if you would like to assign this activity to your student.
A dark-blue border will be displayed at the top of the page so, if you decide this is the right activity for your student, you can assign it to them by simply clicking on the words 'Assign it now':
You will then need to define which student(s) you wish to assign this activity to:
We hope that this article has given you all the help and advice you need to confidently locate all the activities to support your students on EdPlace. If you need any help with assigning work to your students, please click here to watch a video on this. If you have any further questions or need any other help, please contact our friendly Customer Support Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.