AppsByDon

Conference Notes

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Content Areas
Content Areas contain Skills.
A Skill may also be known as a standard, an expected outcome, a learning goal or a target.
A Skill can belong under another Skill up to five levels.
The Skill levels are a hierarchy like a table of contents or an outline.
During an Observation, setting a Skill to a scoring will set all of the Skills that belong under that Skill.

Note: the Skills used as examples are not included with this app.


Click one of the links below to jump to a section.

To:
  • Add a Content Area
  • Change the name of a Content Area
  • Delete a Content Area
  • Add a Skill
  • Change the name of a Skill
  • Change a Skill to belong under a different Skill
  • Change the order of Skills in the list
  • Delete a Skill
  • Return to Table of Contents

    The following content area skills lists are available on request:
  • Early Emergent Reader Assessment
  • Emergent Reader Assessment
  • Transitional Reader Assessment
  • K-1 Phonics
  • Math - Kindergarten Assessment for Texas TEKS
  • Writing - Kindergarten Assessment For Texas TEKS
  • Math - First Grade Assessment For Texas TEKS
  • Writing - First Grade Assessment For Texas TEKS

    Add a Content Area
    Touch the Content Areas button at the bottom of the page to display the list of Content Areas.
    Touch "+" in the top right.


    Touch in the field and then type the name of the new Content Area.
    Touch Done.


    Touch a Content Area name to add a Skill.
    Touch a button at the bottom of the page for a different page.


    Return to Content Areas

    Change the name of a Content Area
    Touch Content Areas at the bottom of the page.
    (If the desired Content Area is not displayed, touch the screen and slide up to view further down the list of Content Areas.
    Continue until the desired Content Area is displayed.)
    Touch Edit in the top left.


    Touch "i" to the right of the Content Area name.


    Touch in the field that displays the Content Area name. Change the name.
    Touch Done.


    Touch Done.


    Touch a button at the bottom of the page for a different page.


    Return to Content Areas

    Delete a Content Area
    Touch the Content Areas button at the bottom of the page to display the list of Content Areas.
    Touch Edit at the top left of the page.


    Touch the "-" button to the left of the Content Area to delete.


    Touch the Delete button to the right of the Content Area name.


    Then touch Done.


    Touch a button at the bottom of the page for a different page.



    Add a Skill
    Touch the Content Areas button at the bottom of the page to display the list of Content Areas.
    Touch a Content Area name to display the list of Skills for that Content Area.
    Touch "+" in the top right.


    Touch in the second field and then type the name of the new Skill.
    Touch the button in the lower right of the keyboard to close the keyboard.
    This is a highest level skill. Do not select a parent level Skill in the top field.
    If desired, touch below Description of Skill to enter a long name or description.
    Touch Done.


    Touch "+" in the top right to continue adding new Skills.


    Touch in the second field and then type the name of the new Skill that belongs to the Skill section just entered above.
    You do not need to indent, the app will automatically indent the name of the new Skill.
    Touch the button in the lower right of the keyboard to close the keyboard.
    If the Skill name is very long, shorten the name so that you can recognize the Skill;
    then, touch the area below Description of Skill and type the full name of the Skill.


    Touch "i" in the field above the name to select the parent level Skill.


    In the list of names that appeared, touch the name of a Skill and slide up until the desired name
    of the parent Skill is highlighted in the middle.
    Then touch Done on the right just above the list of names that appeared.


    Touch Done again in the top right.


    Touch Done in the top left.


    Repeat to add all of the Skills for the Content Area.


    Use the instructions in the link below to change the order of the Skills.
    Change the order of Skills in the list
    Hint: entering new Skills in reverse order within a parent Skill will reduce reordering.
    Touch a button at the bottom of the page for a different page.


    Return to Content Areas

    Change the name of a Skill
    Touch the Content Areas button at the bottom of the page to display the list of Content Areas.
    Touch a Content Area name to display the list of Skills for that Content Area.
    (If the desired Skill is not displayed, touch the screen and slide up to view further down the list of Skills.
    Continue until the desired Skill is displayed.)
    Touch the Edit button in the top left.


    Touch "i" to the right of the Skill name.


    Touch in the field that displays the Skill name. Change the name.
    To change the description, touch in the field below the name. Change the description.
    If you like the results, then touch Done.


    Note: the previous Skill name will still appear on reports until the next Observation.
    Touch Done.


    Touch a button at the bottom of the page for a different page.


    Return to Content Areas

    Change a Skill to belong under a different Skill
    Touch the Content Areas button at the bottom of the page to display the list of Content Areas.
    Touch a Content Area name to display the list of Skills for that Content Area.
    Touch the screen and slide up to view further down the list of skills.
    Continue until the desired section is displayed.
    Touch Edit at the top left of the page.


    Touch "i" to the right of one of the Skills that should change.


    Touch "i" to the right of the top field for the parent level Skill.


    In the list of names that appeared, touch the name of a Skill and slide down
    until the desired Skill is highlighted in the middle.
    Then touch Done on the right just above the list of names.


    Touch Done in the top right.


    Use the instructions in the link below to change the order of the Skills.
    Change the order of Skills in the list


    Touch Done.


    Touch a button at the bottom of the page for a different page.


    Return to Content Areas

    Change the order of Skills in the list
    Touch the Content Areas button at the bottom of the page to display the list of Content Areas.
    Touch a Content Area name to display the list of Skills for that Content Area.
    Touch the screen and slide up to view further down the list of skills.
    Continue until the desired section is displayed.
    To reorder the list of skills, touch Edit in the top left.


    While in edit mode, touch the button to the right of the Skill name that looks like three lines.
    While touching the button, slide up or down to the position where you want the Skill name to display.
    Repeat with each Skill that needs to be moved.


    Then touch Done.


    Touch a button at the bottom of the page for a different page.


    Return to Content Areas

    Delete a Skill
    Touch the Content Areas button at the bottom of the page to display the list of Content Areas.
    Touch the name of a Content Area to display the list of Skills for that Content Area.
    Touch Edit at the top left of the page.


    Touch the "-" button to the left of the Skill to delete.


    Touch the Delete button to the right of the Skill name.


    Then touch Done.


    Touch a button at the bottom of the page for a different page.


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