How to run a lesson with your Web Companion

This article will show you how to run a lesson with your web companion, accessible via RK Central.

Note: You can also visit the web companion at companion.robokind.com

To run a lesson with the Web Companion, follow the steps below:

On RK Central, beneath your name and role on the left side, select “Web Companion”. This will serve as your facilitator device.


Web Companion

On your facilitator device, open the RoboKind Web Companion and select “Facilitator


Facilitator

Log in using your RK Central username and password.

RK Credentials-1

Select your respective RoboKind curriculum: Social Skills or Phonics.
 SS or Phonics
 

On the Student Device, open the RoboKind Companion app, and select “Student


Student

Your student device should display the “Wait” text and symbol.

 

Wait

On the facilitator device, select your student device and your robot OR virtual avatar. Once highlighted orange, click “Connect

If the student device is not displayed and you are needing to pair devices for the first time, click here to learn how to Quick Pair!

From your respective classroom(s) select your student(s) and then click “Start

You will notice three tabs that filter lessons based on a set of criteria;

  1. Under “Up Next” you will see the next lesson recommended based on the scope and sequence
  2. Underneath “IEP”, you will have lessons recommended based on your student’s IEP entered in RK Central
  3. You have the option to search all lessons in the RoboKind curriculum in the  “All Modules” tab

Please note, there are differences with our RK Phonics program. To learn how to run a Phonics lesson, click here. 

Once the lesson is selected you will have the option to run:

    • Full Lesson - this option runs the teaching and practice segments. Running a full lesson counts towards mastery and generates data.
    • Teach - this option runs the explanatory segment of a lesson. Used to review information or before accessing extension activities. Does not count towards mastery.
    • Practice - this option is for demonstrating knowledge of lesson materials and checking knowledge retention. Does not count towards mastery.

On the left side of the screen you’ll be provided with an overview of the lesson, information from previous attempts, IEP goals in the lesson, along with lesson history. You’re also encouraged to note the student’s emotions prior to starting underneath “Student is feeling…” on the top right of the screen.


Lesson Options

 

When running a lesson, you are able to record any cueing by clicking on the book on the left of the screen.

cueing

To pause the lesson, simply hit the pause button on the bottom of the facilitator device.


To access your facilitator controls click on the tab on the right of your screen. Here you are able to:

    • Use Calm Down tools if a student is about to experience a meltdown

    • End lesson, review previous lesson section, or restart lesson

    • Adjust Speech Speed (Default= 80% speed, Typical= 100% speed, Fast= 120%)

Facilitator Controls

After a lesson is completed or ended, please complete the end of lesson survey


 Survey


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