Getting — and staying — organized is one of the biggest classroom management challenges for many educators. And just as students have unique needs, teachers have unique teaching styles, and schools have unique learning goals.
With the new school year around the corner, we'll spend this month providing tips on all the great ways you can organize content in Haiku Learning to help maximize learning, increase efficiency, and get your year started off on the right foot!
How using Nicknames can save you valuable time with learning standards
Do you integrate learning standards into your classes? There's a time-saving feature within Haiku Learning that makes it easy for you to organize and find the standard you need right when you need it!
It’s called Nicknames.
When you create or edit a standard, you can see the Nickname field:
Note the required Standard field and the optional Nickname field.
To illustrate how Nicknames can save you time, we’ll use the "first" standard in the Common Core State Standards as an example:
K.RL.1 - With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Use the Nickname field to make it shorter and more “searchable” for quick access later:
K.RL.1 - Ask & Answer Questions
Adding the shorter, more searchable Nickname cuts down on search time.
Because the Add Standards fields are all searchable, this kind of nickname lets teachers find standards in a number of ways:
- "K." would return a list of all Kindergarten standards.
- "RL." would return a list of all reading standards.
- "K.RL" would return a list of all Kindergarten reading standards.
- The keywords or phrases let teachers search for the standard using logical, easy-to-remember key words and phrases.
So, with just a little bit of foresight, using Nicknames can be a great time-saving tool for both teachers and administrators!
For Haiku Learning customers: Do you use Nicknames for standards? Any insights to offer your peers? Share what works for you in the Community Forum!
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