Orthograph & Calcularis – Practical User Tips

Schools that use our learning programs not only use the software for children with learning disabilities, but for entire classes across the school.

The innovative learning programs train the basic skills in spelling and mathematics. They work multi-sensory and adapt individually to each learner. So all students can benefit from it. In order to make the use of our programs in the classroom as profitable as possible, we have put together a few tips, applications and lesson ideas for these schools.

Tips For Using Orthograph In The Classroom

Would you like to edit Orthograph with your class? In the Dybuster Cockpit under the Documents tab, you will find a Working Cards pdf with a prepared introductory lesson and a worksheet with lots of background information on how our brains work. If cannot find the file you can find it here on our website.

Maybe you work in English with a weekly plan?

Integrate a 20-minute training sequence by deploying some computers or tablets. Our learning program can be worked on independently by the students.

Did you know that you the teacher or even the students themselves can create their own modules?

So you have the opportunity to actively influence the vocabulary that is being trained. For example, enter a class or weekly words to be practised. Or words that have been misspelt in a text or may be difficult words from a book. Incidentally, you can also enter whole sentences. With the “copy-paste” function, this is very fast and very easy. If you have digital word lists available, you can save yourself the tedious typing and create your own modules and learning plans in no time.

Would you like to use Orthograph in foreign language lessons?

We have two options, the first is a ready-made option with learning plans in French and German. The second option is to enter your own words and choose from several languages ​​(German, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese) how the word should be said. For example, say the word “water” and enter “Wasser”. Or you hear “Comment tu t’appelles?” And enter “What is your name?”.

Would you like to show your learners only one game, for example the graph game?

To do this, log in and then click on the small white arrow in the upper left corner of the spell checker. So you can directly choose from the three games colour, graph and educational game. Do you have strong students who only struggle with certain sight words? In free training, learners can specifically select the module they want to work on. So, for example, you choose a module which focuses on words with the silent letter ‘e’ on the end.

Do you want your learners to focus on certain words before continuing their normal training?

Create a new module. This has priority over the guided and independent training. Only when the learners have learned the new module will they be offered the choice of training again. So you are sure that all of these words have been learned.

Tips For Using Calcularis In The Classroom

Would you like to edit Calcularis with your class?

We also prepared an introductory lesson for the Calcularis program and the worksheet with a lot of background information on the functioning of our brain can also be found in the documents tab in the Dybuster Cockpit. If cannot find the file you can find it here on our website.

Has your class not been introduced to the hundreds or thousands yet?

No problem, you can restrict the number limit in the Dybuster Coach Settings and change them back when your class is ready! It is important that you bring the larger numbers back into the game at some point… Otherwise it will eventually get boring for the students.

Do you have high school students?

Our learning program constantly analyses the level of learning and makes it possible to keep students on their toes. So nobody is neither overwhelmed nor under-challenged.

Do you only want to edit a specific game in a specific number range?

Click the user name in the upper right corner of the Calcularis program and select the trial mode. To confirm the activation, you must enter your password. Now you can choose all the games that are available to you in the Calcularis and flexibly select all number ranges from 0 to 1000 and discuss or test them with your students.

Overview And Control Thanks To Dybuster Coach

Look again and again in our evaluation program Coach and see how your learners train with Orthograph and Calcularis and analyse the progress they have already made or where difficulties have emerged. You have the option to print reports and certificates in the Coach. Maybe for the next parents evening? Or as a treat why not create certificates for the student’s achievements? This pleases everyone involved.

We wish you many happy and successful moments with Dybuster in your classroom!

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