We want to help you get off to a great start, so we've come up with 5 "TassoTasks" to help you get to grips with Tassomai and introduce it in your school.
We'll be sending you an email about each task, but if you want to read ahead we've summarised them below.
You'll also find links to relevant downloads and suggested reads from our blog. Keep an eye on the Tasso-blog, it's a good place to find tips for teachers (and for students) as well as other useful content like case studies and interesting articles we've spotted.
If you have any questions or need help, contact us, our team are always happy to help.
Your mission is to make sure all your students sign up to Tassomai! To do this they need to visit www.tassomai.com/signup and enter your unique school code, which can be found in either of your first two emails from Tassomai.
We recommend that when you launch Tassomai with your students, you use our launch presentation, which walks them through what Tassomai is, why it will help them, and how to create their accounts.
Here are three methods which schools have found extremely effective when launching Tassomai:
Go through the launch presentation in a whole year or whole cohort assembly, and then put your school code on the board and get your students to sign up on their phones. If possible, this seems to be the most effective method.
Book out an IT room for each class which is using Tassomai, go through the presentation, and then put the code on the screen and get your students to create their accounts on school computers. This is especially useful if some of your students don't have smartphones or your assembly is already planned.
Send the code and presentation round to all the form tutors, and get students to sign up during form time in the morning. This is helpful if you don't have enough IT rooms, or they're already fully booked.
When your students have created their accounts, they should get going with completing their first daily goal - they should try to complete at least four of these each week!
N.B. Creating an account is not yet possible in the app.
Worth a read:
Science teacher Richard Fulford on his Tassomai experience, the impact on grades and how it halved teacher marking in year 11.
When your students have all created their accounts, you should start checking they're actually using the program! After about 4 days, login and check how students are doing. When you login to the teacher dashboard, the default view is an overview of all students - on the left hand side you can select specific year groups, classes and additional groups*, and along the top which data you want.
When you've chosen your students, see which of them are "Lapsed" by clicking the tile - this will show you all students who have completed fewer than 2 daily goals in the last week, and so aren't using the program enough.
At this point very few of your students will be "Engaged", since that would mean they've completed 4 daily goals in 4 days. You can still see who your best users are - remove the "Lapsed" filter by clicking on the tile again, and then sort the whole class by "Questions Attempted" or "Time Spent".
*Additional groups can be created on request - just get in touch and we can create tutor groups, houses, or any group you want.