Getting Started For Students
First you need to register as a student on the Kids-U-Cation site. To register, click on the blue "Register" link under the sign in boxes on the upper right hand side of the screen. Fill in all personal information and create a username and password that you can easily remember. Also, you will need to provide a working email address that you can access, since you will receive a confirmation and activation email that you will need to operate on this site. You will also need to provide which school district you are in and then identify your teacher. Press submit and you will receive an activation email to the email address you identified. Click on the link in the email provided to activate your account.
Once you have registered and activated your account you are able to log in. The log in boxes are on the upper right hand side of the screen. Type in the username and password you provided in your registration and identify yourself as a "student" in the drop down menu. Press "Go" to log in.
After logging in, you are able to take quizzes that your teachers have assigned you. You should see a list of all the quizzes that your teachers have chosen on the left hand side of your screen. If no tests appeared after logging in, contact your teacher and ask them to assign you a test.
To take a quiz, click the link on the left hand side of the screen. It will be a clickable link with the name of the quiz. All questions will be multiple choice. When you are ready to choose an answer, click on the bubble beside your answer and click submit. At the end of the quiz, you can view your results including the percentage correct. These results will automatically be sent to your teacher. You may also opt to receive a copy of your scores by checking the box "Email me a copy of this quiz result". That email will be sent to the email address you provided in your registration.
The tabs on the top of the page will provide you with various resources. The "Info" tab gives a comprehensive review of the purpose and goal of the website, along with how it helps students and teachers alike. The "Contact" page provides assistance to any problems or questions you might encounter while using the site. It will send an email notification including all your contact information and any inquiry you send. There is also a phone number you can call to get assistance with any questions. The "FAQ" page provides answers to frequently asked questions. Before contacting us, please check that page to see if your question has already been answered. If it has not, please feel free to contact us.
You can visit the settings page on the upper right hand side of your screen (the blue clickable link). Here you can change your personal information including changing your email address, password, username, teacher, and more. To log out of the website, click the blue link "Sign Out" on the upper right hand side of the screen.
Getting Started For Teachers
In order to register as a teacher on the Kid-U-Cation website, you must first be recognized as a teacher by a web administrator. Before registering, go the website-www.kids-u-cation.com and read up on exactly what this website can offer you and your students. Contact the web administrator by calling (800)-417-7770 and they will help you register as a teacher on this website. Be sure to indicate your school district and school along with a readily available email address were we can send your students' quiz results.
Once you have registered your account you are able to log in. The log-in boxes are on the upper right hand side of the screen. Type in the username and password you provided in your registration and identify yourself as a "teacher" in the drop down menu. Press "Go" to log in.
To assign a quiz to your students, click the "Assign" tab on the top part of your screen. You can pick from several different quizzes in various areas of study. Click the area of study you want your students to take a test from by clicking "View Set". This will give you a choice of quizzes. Click "Assign Quiz to Student" to choose a test. You will then see a list of your students that have registered on the site. Click the box beside the student name and press "Submit" to assign the quiz to that student. You can assign as many or as few quizzes as you want to whichever students you choose. Your students can see all of the quizzes you have assigned to them on the left hand side of their screen when they log in to their student accounts.
When a student finishes a quiz, they will submit a quiz to the teacher. The teacher should receive their score information via email. However, there is a way to view all of your students' scores on the website. To view your students' quiz results, click the "results" tab near the top of the page. When you see the quiz that you would like to view the results for, click "View Results". You will be able to see each student and their scores from this page.
A great tool on this website is the lesson plans we have provided for classroom use. These lesson plans will better prepare your students (and the teachers!) for what you will experience and learn while at Silver Dollar City. They will also provide great talking points during and after your trip. These plans will be specific to the subjects you choose. To look up a lesson plan go to the "Lessons" tab near the top of the page. Select which subject you would like to study and click "View Set".
LIKE WHAT YOU LEARNED?
The highest compliment we can receive is positive feedback and referrals. If you like our program and think that your students learned a lot through the Kids-U-Cation program, there is a way to refer other teachers to use the program as well. Click on the "Referral" tab near the top of the screen. There you can enter the email address of other teachers who you feel would benefit from our program.
I'm a student, how do I register?
Registering is easy. Just go to this link and sign up. Be sure and select your correct teacher.
How long are pre/post-tests available for a certain event?
Pre-tests will be posted 30 days prior to a specific event date(i.e.) Science & Math Day: Oct. - posted around Sept. 20). Post-tests will be posted the day after the event and will be removed 30 days after the event is over.
How do I find the lesson plans that coincide with the Silver Dollar City event I'm planning to attend?
Visit www.kids-u-cation.com and click on the event or topic you're looking for.
Do you have general lesson plans about Silver Dollar City that I can access all year long?
For more general information including year-long lesson plans, click "Field Trip" on the www.kids-u-cation.com page.