Align Activities to State Standards

Align Activities to State Standards

BrainHoney enables you to import state standards to be used as objectives. These standards-based objectives can then be aligned with lesson content, activities, and exam questions to ensure that state standards are presented, assessed, and mastered.

These standards-based objectives should be assigned first to the module level of the course. Then subsets of those objectives should be assigned to the individual course elements. Assigning objectives to course components is performed in the Syllabus window.

To import the State Standard Objectives

To open the course syllabus, click the Syllabus link at the top of the page.

On the Syllabus screen, in the Objectives window, click the Edit link. The Load Objectives window displays.

Click the Import Standard Objectives button. Navigate through the outline to find the State Standards for your state. Click the arrow icon to open a folder, and click to place a checkmark beside the objectives that apply to the course. Note that if you place a checkmark at the folder level, all items within that folder are checked by default. When you have finished selecting objectives, click OK. The selected objectives are added to the list, and they retain their state standard objective numbering.

To assign state standard objectives to course units or weeks:

In the Syllabus window, the course objectives display on the left in the Objectives window. Click and drag the objective into the target course module (such as week, module, or unit).

To assign state standard objectives to course activities:

In the Syllabus window, if the properties window for the activity is not already open, click to highlight the activity and then from the Edit menu, click Selected Activity.

The objectives display in the lower left corner of the Activity Properties window. To refine the objectives, click to place a check mark in the Refine Objectives checkbox. The objectives associated with the unit are applied to this activity by default; however, in many cases, all of the objectives of a unit do not apply to every activity in a unit. If one of the objectives does not apply, click to remove the check mark.

If you want to add an objective, click the Add Objectives link to add objectives other than those associated with the unit.

When you are finished modifying the objectives, click Done.