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Introducing Jacaranda learnON


The immersive and flexible digital learning platform that transforms trusted Jacaranda content to make learning more visible, personalised and social.


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With learnON, everything is in the one and right place for a dynamic and uninterrupted learning experience.

Compare with eBookPLUS

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Support for all users on a single platform means simpler administration and the flexibility for individual teachers to move along the digital continuum at their own pace.

Digital resources fit for digital natives


Jacaranda learnON has been developed to achieve the highest level of digital sophistication, while supporting a wide range of users from the digital novice to the digital expert. That’s why every title delivered by learnON comes with printables (PDFs) of the reading content and activities, as well as the opportunity for teachers to unlock premium features for their classes.

Jacaranda learnON replaces eBookPLUS for select Years 7-10 titles across all curricula starting in 2017. Compare eBookPLUS and learnON to see the difference. All titles powered by learnON comes with these powerful features out-of-the-box:

Everything in the one place

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Easy access to theory/reading content, media, questions, answers, solutions and more, creates a seamless learning experience

Integrated media

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Hundreds of videos and interactivities are embedded at the point of learning (no more opening in a different browser tab!) to support and enhance learning

Student visibility

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A user-friendly dashboard and 360-degree view of progress and achievement levels give students immediate insights into their own performance and work habits

Immediate feedback

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Immediate feedback via auto-marked questions and worked solutions or exemplary responses help prevent the creation of misconceptions

Customisation

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Features such as highlighting, adding notes and creating favourites personalise the learning experience

Discussion widgets

Mimicking a typical classroom interaction, discussion widgets enable teachers to post a question or statement and students to respond and comment

Transform teaching and learning with premium features


Teachers can unlock premium features at any time, at no additional cost. This means teachers and students are connected to each other in the same class to create a virtual learning environment. Find out how to unlock premium features.

Premium features open up more advanced functionality and even more possibilities. Teachers can:

  See their students


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With full visibility into the progress and performance of every student, as well as continual access to all students’ activities. teachers have access to evidence-based insights into students’ progress, engagement and understanding.

BENEFITS

  • Teachers can track every student and intervene at the right time
  • Enables the early diagnosis of learning abilities to facilitate differentiation

  Coach their students


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Teachers can provide meaningful feedback to students by directly answering questions and comments online, providing real-time feedback in assignments or assessments, and annotating students’ working via the workboard.

BENEFITS

  • Teachers can intervene at the right time
  • Answers and solutions are provided for students who get ‘stuck’ on questions

  Connect to students


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For the first time, students are connected to every member of their class and their teacher, for a virtual classroom experience that extends beyond the bell.

BENEFITS

  • Students receive just-in-time help from peers and their teacher
  • Inspires independence to remove the burden of the teacher being the only expert

  Customise each title


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A fully flexible platform, teachers can upload their own resources, create assessments, change marking schemes, assign any part of the title and even control access to collaboration.

BENEFITS

  • Teachers can adapt to their needs and preferences
  • Flexibility ensures the diverse needs of individual students and classes are met

How to unlock premium features


learnON with premium features is an important and powerful upgrade from learnON or eBookPLUS, as it enables exciting possibilities not currently available to teachers. However, it does also mean different functionality that will understandably take some getting used to.

To ensure teachers can truly capitalise on the benefits of premium features, it’s important that they are armed with the necessary knowledge and guidance up front. That’s why, Jacaranda will be rolling out Jacaranda learnON Masterclasses for teachers, a new course that enables individual teachers to unlock premium learnON features for free, in less than an hour, at any time.

Please note: Jacaranda learnON Masterclasses for teachers is coming September 2017. Visit the website regularly to find out when the course is available to all teachers.

Why a course?

Previously, learnON premium features were only available at an extra cost: $20 per individual title or $50 per bundle. Jacaranda learnON Masterclasses for teachers replaces the price increase so all learnON titles are now available at the same lower price.

Beyond the cost savings, the course provides the following benefits:

  • Ensures all schools, teachers and students can take advantage of premium features, which has the potential to truly transform teaching and learning.
  • Gives individual teachers the flexibility to choose if and when they unlock premium learnON features, at any time throughout the school year.
  • Equips teachers with the necessary training so they can confidently and independently use learnON in their classroom.
  • Addresses previous teacher feedback to have a useful reference tool and on-demand training available year-round.

How it works?

Jacaranda learnON Masterclasses for teachers is available to all teachers who activate a learnON title.

Jacaranda learnON Masterclasses for teachers

To start, log in to your bookshelf through your JacPLUS account and click on the thumbnail (see image on left) under the Academy – Jacaranda PD section. There are three topics in the course:

  • Topic 1 contains the learnON certification module in subtopic 1. Completion of this module is mandatory in order to unlock premium learnON features and should take less than one hour to complete. There are seven sets of questions, each with a video. These videos are also included as reference in the other subtopics. Press ‘Finish’ at the end of all question sets.
  • Topic 2 provides subject-specific guidance on using learnON in the classroom (optional) – coming in October 2017
  • Topic 3 covers specific learnON features (optional) – coming in October 2017

Upon completion of the questions in subtopic 1, a dialogue box will appear, providing further instructions for how to activate premium features for your online classroom (see image on right). Jacaranda will send an email notification once learnON premium features have been activated.

Click each topic below to view the full table of contents.


  • Topic 1: Unlock learnON premium features (certification)

    1.1 learnON certification module
    1.2 Navigating learnON
    1.3 Student view vs teacher view
    1.4 Assignments
    1.5 Assignment policies
    1.6 Custom question sets
    1.7 Customisation and collaboration
    1.8 Groups

    The learnON certification module (subtopic 1) will be a set of questions. Each question will contain a video that teachers need to watch before answering the question. These videos are also included as reference in the other subtopics.

  • Topic 2: Using learnON to teach… (optional)

    2.1 Using learnON to teach Mathematics
    2.2 Using learnON to teach Science
    2.3 Using learnON to teach Humanities
    2.4 Using learnON to teach English
    2.5 Using learnON to teach Health and PE

  • Topic 3: Learning made visible (optional)

    3.1 Immediate feedback
    3.2 Teacher feedback
    3.3 Differentiation
    3.4 Tracking of student results
    3.5 Reports
    3.6 Collaboration
    3.7 Customisation
    3.8 Help

Other important details:

How long does certification take?

On average, the certification module will take teachers less than one hour to complete.

Will certification count towards Professional Development hours?

Yes.

What about teachers at a school using learnON premium in 2017?

Teachers using learnON premium in the 2017 school year will not need to certify, so long as they remain at the same school for 2018. Teachers moving to a new school in 2018 will need to contact us to discuss their account.

What about teachers using learnON without premium features?

For those not interested in premium features, Topics 2 and 3 are still a useful reference, whether for new customers (to help facilitate a smooth transition from eBookPLUS) or those already using learnON (to increase their knowledge of the benefits of the platform).

So many features, so many benefits to students and teachers.

Compare eBookPLUS and learnON


See the additional features and benefits you receive when you switch to learnON. Click each item to expand.
  • What students get

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    Everything in the one place, from theory to media, questions, answers, results and more Not-available success success
    Integrated videos and interactivities (no more opening in a different tab!) Cross success success
    Visibility of their own progress and performance Cross success success
    Immediate feedback and worked solutions/sample responses for every question Not-available success success
    Exemplary responses for essay-type questions Not-available success success
    The ability to highlight, add notes and create favourites to personalise the learning experience Not-available success success
    Workboard to input handwritten or draw-like solutions (great for Mathematics!) success success success
    Student-student and student-teacher collaboration success success success

  • What teachers get

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    The ability to provide immediate and personalised feedback to students Cross Cross success
    Visibility of individual student and class progress and performance Cross Cross success
    The flexibility to upload their own resources and assign them to students Cross Cross success
    Quarantined assessment materials success success success
    Curriculum mapping success success success
    Work programs success success success
    Quarantined assessment materials that can be assigned to students success success success
    The ability to customise for differentiation (create groups and assign personalised activities) success success success

  • Specifications

    eBookPLUS learnON learnON with premium features
    Works on all platforms/OS success success success
    Includes offline back-up success success success

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Available but inconsistent (e.g. some features, subjects or questions only)


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See what’s possible when teaching with a title on the learnON platform. Select the learnON features from the menu to cycle through them in detail.

Embedded videos

Videos are embedded at the point of learning to allow students to gain an overview of each topic

Integrated interactivities

Interactivities are embedded at the point of learning to enhance student engagement

Audio files

Audio files assist students with reading and understanding of excerpts

Visual glossary

Visual glossary links allow students to select a key geographical term to see the definition of the term and, where applicable, an image to help consolidate understanding of the term

Google Earth links

Google Earth links help students quickly and efficiently locate and interact with key places that are referenced in the text, from the Google Earth application

Built-in workboard

For the first time, each question includes a built-in workboard so students can explain their ideas, demonstrate their thinking and show their mathematical working

Practical Investigations

Student can access Practical Investigations online or as a Word document to suit a range of uses in the laboratory classroom

Worked solutions

Worked solutions for every question – which appear on the same screen as the question, answer and student working – enable students to immediately rectify errors and assist those who get ‘stuck’

Exemplary responses

Exemplary responses supplied – which appear on the same screen as the question and student working – enable students to immediately rectify errors and assist those who get ‘stuck’

Discussion

Discussion widgets mimic a typical classroom discussion, enabling teachers to pose a specific question or statement, and students to provide their view point and comment on others’ responses

Auto-marking

Auto-marking of most questions means students receive immediate feedback, their progress is tracked and teachers save a considerable amount of time

Collaboration

Collaboration and discussion features are built in to facilitate discussion and debate
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Teacher feedback

Teachers can provide feedback to individual questions and annotate students’ working on the workboard so students receive comments at the point of learning, and teachers can intervene at the right time
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Explore titles on the learnON platform for your curriculum


learnON titles are available as a single subject resource or as part of the Jacaranda Bundle plus: