Setting up Your Screens for Teaching
At Amplify - we recommend a two-screen set up when teaching in your classroom.
Let’s talk through in more detail:
Start Your Class
Teachers can open up the Teacher Guide from the lesson brief by clicking on the “Teach” button.
This opens up the Teacher Guide tab, which allows you to start class, view the lesson with teacher notes, monitor student work, and present the lesson content on a second screen.
When you are ready to teach, hit Start Class and select the class period you are teaching. This will open up your Presentation tab, and pull students who are working on a device into the lesson.
The Presentation tab is a student-facing slide deck so your students can follow along with your lesson.
You can drag the Presentation tab to a separate presentation screen and control the Teacher Guide tab on your own laptop or device.
The Teacher Guide tab allows you to privately view the lesson. You can:
Freely navigate and view slides by clicking on the slide itself to preview what might be upcoming and review your teacher notes
Monitor students’ work in real-time
Pace your student’s progression and pause the lesson
Control your screens and teach
To control what you’re presenting to students, you can either use the purple buttons on your Presentation tab OR you can use the purple button on the Teacher Guide tab.
You can also present student work by hitting Present. This will anonymize student names on the Presentation tab.
To learn about other functionalities of Amplify’s digital teaching platform, click here.