Technology can be a teacher’s best friend, but it can also be a teacher’s worst enemy. As helpful as it can be, we know all too well how distracting technology can be for young minds. So we’ve integrated the ability for teachers to view and monitor the activities of each student in the classroom from their own device through a live view of their screens.
There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to your students, so we ensure every student gets off on the right foot by conducting placement tests. These placement tests indicate the skill level of each student, allowing the program to cater towards varying abilities. This challenges them enough to inspire growth whilst avoiding the overwhelming feeling that regularly discourages students from progressing.
We know how valuable a teacher’s time is, so you’ll be able to focus on how to nurture the potential of your students instead of marking ticks and crosses all day. Our program is designed with an intricate algorithm that can mark your students’ work for you, giving instant feedback and rewards as students excel through our program.
Our program grants teachers the freedom to examine the performance of students in relation to each other. In this way, students who are struggling can be brought to the attention of their teachers, providing each individual with the equal opportunity to receive help.
We believe that the presence of useful data is important in pinpointing the best way to help students achieve amazing results. Our reports are detailed yet simple and understandable so that any areas of concern can be acknowledged directly, not hidden behind a tiring string of numbers.
We understand how laborious reading can be for growing minds. That’s why we endeavour to create engaging narratives that make reading an adventure, not a task.
GUIDED NEXT STEP INSTRUCTIONS
With the guidance of our program, students can avoid being stranded, with step-by-step instructions on how to improve and what to do next. Students are not limited by content available, but only by their desire to do better.
Whether a student gets the answer right or wrong is not as important as understanding why. Alongside our auto-marking feature, students can view which answers were correct or incorrect, coupled with explanations of why this is the case.
Allow your students to type their thoughts and comments right into the interactive assessments and lessons. Use various colours to emphasise different ideas or to connect important ideas to review that information later.
READ ALOUD COMING SOON
Read Aloud can be switched on for students who prefer to listen to content instead of reading, as well as those with dyslexia or other learning differences. The Read Aloud feature increases word exposure and improves vocabulary. This exposure helps build background knowledge, an essential component of an evolving student. It also helps develop higher-order thinking skills.
DRAWING CANVAS COMING SOON
Students begin to interact with the strategy through drawing. Students learn to use their imagination and learn to think visually. Feeling comfortable with simple drawing and sketching can help early years and ESL students, as well as learners with special needs. Best of all, these techniques build self-esteem and the confidence that emerges is transferable to other areas of the curriculum.
LOCK SETTINGS COMING SOON
CARS & STARS Online is not only about the freedom a learner should have to be the architect of their own learning experience. It’s also about the teacher having the full control to lock or unlock tests or lessons for students to ensure they are on the correct tasks and not rushing ahead or getting bored staying behind.
IMPROVEMENT FROM HOME
At Hawker Brownlow Digital, we believe that learning doesn’t only happen in the classroom but continues when they arrive home. That’s why we’ve formulated our program to be accessible anywhere, anytime.
Based on the student’s skill level, our program recommends specific lessons which aim to help them improve in any areas of concern. Through this, students can engage in self-learning and are not heavily reliant on teachers, therefore they can continue to grow outside of the classroom.