PAGES FOR KIDS ABOUT THE ACADEMY PROGRAMS

How we use to access the programs — with our marking and rewards charts.

Why using these programs is important and worthwhile.




PAGES FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS

An article exploring these programs in greater detail.

Hardware and software needed to run the programs.

Solutions to common technical problems you may encounter.

How to help kids make best use of this software.

Ideas on how the programs might be made even better.

USING THE ACADEMY SOFTWARE

Written by THRIVE Program Teacher, Tyson Schoeber • Last Updated: 09.04.2014

Thanks to the help of the Rotary organization and a handful of private donors, THRIVE has been able to use the Academy of Reading and Academy of Math online tutoring programs since 2008. In that time, we've learned lots about these great teaching tools — information that we hope others may find helpful, too!

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IN MORE DEPTH

a look at the ideas behind these programs plus a short review of each




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basic setup info

simple directions to help THRIVE families get the Academy working at home


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fix common problems

ideas that may help you resolve some technical problems you may encounter


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teaching tips

techniques to help you implement these programs in a classroom

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Finally, if you're interested, here's a list of tweaks and new features we'd like to see implemented in future versions of these programs.