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Reading Counts! for ipad Guide For use with Reading Counts! version 2.4 or later and Student Achievement Manager version 2.4 or later PDF0857 (PDF) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company Table of
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Reading Counts! for ipad Guide For use with Reading Counts! version 2.4 or later and Student Achievement Manager version 2.4 or later PDF0857 (PDF) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company Table of Contents Overview... 3 Downloading and Configuring Reading Counts! on the ipad... 3 Guided Access... 4 Logging In... 5 Logging Out Another Student... 5 The Dashboard... 6 Taking a Quiz... 9 Selecting a Quiz... 9 Finishing a Quiz Technical Support Reading Counts! for ipad Guide Updated Table of Contents 2 Overview Reading Counts! is a reading management program that helps teachers encourage and assess independent reading. It includes quizzes for thousands of K 12 books. For more information on Reading Counts!, see the Reading Counts! Software Manual at the Reading Counts! Product Support website (page 13). For more information on Hosting Services, contact Customer Service Downloading and Configuring Reading Counts! on the ipad To download and access Reading Counts! on the ipad, districts and users must meet the following requirements: ipad 2 or later ios 6 or later Hosting Services Headphone recommended (available separately) When the requirements are met, download the Reading Counts! app from the App Store. Prior to opening the app, tap the Settings icon on the ipad Home Screen. Tap the Reading Counts! link from the Settings menu. In the Site ID field, enter the host ID if the district s SAM Server is hosted. Reading Counts! for ipad Guide Updated Overview 3 The host ID is the number that starts with h1 followed by eight digits in the SAM Server URL: SAM Server URL: name] Host ID: h If the district SAM Server is locally installed, enter the server URL in the Site ID field: Server Name or IP Address]:55880 SAM Server URL information is also available from the district SAM administrator. Press the Home button to return to the ipad Home Screen. Tap the app to open it and move to the Login Screen (page 5). Guided Access Guided Access is an ios function that allows users to modify their device settings. Teachers and administrators may use Guided Access to control which ipad functions and buttons are enabled or disabled for student use. For more information on accessing and using Guided Access, see the ipad User Guide available at Reading Counts! for ipad Guide Updated Overview 4 Logging In Tapping the Reading Counts! app from the ipad Home Screen opens the Reading Counts! Login Screen. Type in the SAM username and password and tap Log In. Logging Out Another Student If a student launches the Reading Counts! app and finds another student is logged into Reading Counts!, tap the Not...? link at the top of the screen, then tap Yes from the dialogue box. This will take students back to the Login Screen (above) where they may log in. Teacher Tip Remind students with questions that they can take a screenshot on the ipad by holding down the home button and the on/off button at the same time. Screenshots can show teachers or administrators if there is a problem with the software or if a student has reached a milestone. Reading Counts! for ipad Guide Updated Logging In 5 The Dashboard After students log in to the program, they arrive at the Reading Counts! Dashboard. After welcoming students, the Dashboard displays their progress in the software by showing the total words read (from successful quizzes) and total books read. It also provides links to My Goals and My Progress sections. Tap the arrows in the My Goals and My Progress bars to show these screens. My Goals shows progress toward student goals. Tap the arrow in the My Goals row to open the screen. Teacher Tip Set student goals for books read or points earned after conferencing with students. Use the SAM Program Settings for Reading Counts! to set goals in the software. See SAM Settings and Reports for Reading Counts! for more information. Reading Counts! for ipad Guide Updated The Dashboard 6 My Progress shows results of Reading Counts! quizzes taken so far. Tap the arrow in the My Goals row to open the screen. Tap the green menu bar on the right side of the screen to open the Reading Counts! menu. Check Progress returns students to the Dashboard screen displayed at login. Menu bar Select Reading Interest is where students choose book genres. Scroll through the categories by swiping the screen up or down. Tap an interest icon and it travels to the top of the screen. To unselect a category, tap the icon at the top of the screen and it travels back to the lower screen. Reading Counts! for ipad Guide Updated The Dashboard 7 Find a Quiz allows students to search for the quiz that corresponds to their book. Tap Title or Author to select which term to search by, then tap the search field and enter a search term. Tap Search to launch the search. Results appear at the bottom of the screen. Tap a row to select it, then tap Quiz Me to launch the quiz for the selected book. Get Reading List provides a book list based on Lexile measure and the three chosen interest categories. Students may carry the ipad to the classroom bookshelf with their reading list displayed to choose a book. Reading Counts! for ipad Guide Updated The Dashboard 8 Taking a Quiz Selecting a Quiz Selecting a quiz from the Find a Quiz Screen (page 8) opens the quiz on the ipad. To answer the question, tap the answer to highlight it. When sure of the answer, tap Go. Teacher Tip You can change the number of questions in each quiz in the Reading Counts! Program Settings. The default is set to ten questions. For more information on changing the number of questions in each quiz, see SAM Settings and Reports for Reading Counts! Reading Counts! for ipad Guide Updated Taking a Quiz 9 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company PDF0857(PDF) Finishing a Quiz When students complete a quiz, the program lets them know whether they have passed. The default passing score is 70%, but it may be adjusted in the SAM Program Settings for Reading Counts! (see SAM Settings and Reports for Reading Counts!). When students pass a quiz, they can rate the book they just read. To rate a book, tap the number of stars or pinch and zoom the star to give the book a rating. The star logo on the lower screen changes with the star rating. When finished, tap Save Rating. Teacher Tip Teachers may see students book ratings by running the Reading Counts! Book Frequency and Rating Report in SAM. Reading Counts! for ipad Guide Updated Taking a Quiz 10 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company PDF0857(PDF) After rating the book, students have the option to review wrong answers if Wrong Answer Review has been selected for the student in SAM Program Settings for Reading Counts! Tap Yes or No to choose to review answers. If the student did not pass the quiz, a screen appears showing the number of questions answered correctly. If Wrong Answer Review has been selected for the student in SAM Program Settings for Reading Counts!, the student may choose to review incorrect answers by tapping Yes or No. If students choose to review their incorrect answers, they see the question with their answer highlighted. Students may review their book to find the correct answer. Tap Next to go on with the review, or tap End Review to return to the Dashboard. Reading Counts! for ipad Guide Updated Taking a Quiz 11 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company PDF0857(PDF) When students return to the Dashboard after passing a quiz, they see their Total Words Read and Books Read updated. Students may choose another quiz or tap Log Out to exit Reading Counts! Reading Counts! for ipad Guide Updated Taking a Quiz 12 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company PDF0857(PDF) Technical Support For questions or other support needs, visit the Reading Counts! Product Support website at At the site, users will find program documentation, manuals, and guides, as well as Frequently Asked Questions and live chat support. For specific questions regarding Reading Counts!, contact customer service to speak to a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt technical support representative at: For specific questions about using SAM with Reading Counts!, click Help in the Quick Links along the top of any screen in SAM. 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