Software Updates

November 2018 – Prospect Journey Loops 3 & 4, Release 150

Improvements

Teacher-facing

  • ‘Keyboarding Level Test’ Application Exercises are no longer included in the Keyboarding units
    • The self-contained Adaptive Keyboarding programs auto-score words per minute, so these items are no longer necessary
  • ‘Lower Row: Add U’ Guided Practice is now called ‘Upper Row: Add U’
    • Item order within the unit updated to correctly reflect content as well
  • Teacher Guides accessible through the EasyTech Library link to updated resources
  • New ‘Coding Pillars Basic Bundle’ license available
    • The license includes EasyTech’s Computational Thinking resources
  • Teacher-facing information on Application Exercises no longer references the former item name of Journal
  • Updated state and national standard sets to improve the specificity of alignment to specific content
    • This is part of an ongoing effort to maintain updated standards alignments

Bug fixes

Teacher-facing

  • When there are multiple students with the same last name, they are now alphabetized correctly by first name in the class gradebook
  • ‘Smart Alert! Cyberbullying Guide’ Application Exercise resource ‘Sample Info Guide’ no longer includes an outdated link
  • Extraneous apostrophe marks visible in some standard descriptions have been removed

Student-facing

  • ‘Word Processing: Proofreading and Correcting’ Games (Levels 1, 2, and 3) correctly play in Firefox browser
  • ‘Visual Mapping: Idea Webs’ correctly displays Spanish closed-captioning, when that option is selected
  • ‘Visual Mapping: Formats and Outlines’ correctly displays Spanish or English closed-captioning, when the respective option is selected
  • Specific to Schoology: Quizzes no longer show an ‘oops’ error after displaying a score

Specific to Catalog.learning.com

New

  • ‘Request Information’ button available in header
  • New options to ‘Learn More’ above ‘The Essentials of Digital Literacy’ tiles take users to the appropriate information panels:
    • ‘Standards Aligned’
    • ‘Pedagogy’
    • ‘Learning Resource Types’
      • Also newly added: information about the four types of resources offered (‘Instruction’, ‘Application’, ‘Assessment’, ‘Project-Based Learning’)
      • Includes links to the Scope & Sequence as well as the editable Pacing Calendars
    • ‘Try It Yourself’
      • Also newly added: highlights four Lessons that any visitor can preview
  • Non-authenticated users will see the option to request information through a Sales form available after each resource is selected

Improvements

  • Updated text throughout (for improved clarity)
  • Updated formatting and placement of buttons and bars throughout
  • ‘Product Catalog’ is now called ‘Curriculum Catalog’ in the header
  • The icon users click on to request information was changed from a pink to a blue message icon
  • ‘Lesson Types’ filter option is now ‘Resource Types’
  • Updated icons in the ‘Pedagogy’ section
  • Authenticated users see a ‘Need help with Google Classroom?’ link below the ‘Share to Classroom’ button
  • Standards that are ‘Coming Soon!’ will be included and noted as such

 Bug fixes

  • Blue background in the header spans the full width for all browsers and resolutions
  • Mobile view no longer results in display issues