Creating your own word lists
To create a new word list:
Step 1. From the main menu select Own Lists
Step 2. Select the tab My Word Lists
Step 3. From below that, select Create New Word List
Step 4. Name your list carefully so that it will be easily
recognised, with a suitable title or date – particularly if you are likely to
share it or if you will regularly be creating many lists. The list name is the only field you are obliged to fill in,
but others may be of use – especially if you want to share your list with other
teachers. Leave the Standard box ticked for now (Definition allows you to add a second recording for each word - giving a definition or translation).
Step 5. The next screen has two panels – the left one for creating
the list and the right one for editing individual words and adding their
recordings and images. In the left-hand panel, click to add a word, type it, then press ENTER. Do this for each word (a maximum of 10 words)
To alter the order of words use the up and down arrows.
To add a new word – if there is no blank row – click on the +
If you pause after typing each word before entering, it will show any wrong spelling – e.g. gow
Step 6. To edit a word – highlight it on the left and then use the panel on the right. Remember to save.
- A green microphone icon beside the word means a recording exists, red means not.
- A green duck picture icon beside the word means an image exists, red means not.
Adding and editing recordings:
You have 3 choices:
- Accept the default recording if one exists (you
can listen to it by selecting the green mic or the play button on the right).
- Select another if available from the dropdown
menu on the right and save.
- Record your own and save.
- To record a word yourself, use the right-hand panel.
Record a Word
- If you do not like the recording, do it again – at any time.
- Don’t forget to save it.
You have 3 choices.
Accept the default image if one exists.
Word List Editor
Select another if available from the dropdown
menu on the right and save.
3. Browse for your own and save.
- The maximum is 2732 pixels width and is 2048 pixels height.
- Remember to save!
- The i button beside Save List tells you about the
status of your list.
- You need four or more words in your list and a minimum of
four of them need recordings – otherwise the list will be saved as a DRAFT.
- If there are not enough pictures, the list can be played but
picture games will be excluded (a popup will warn you).
- You can return to your list to add to or edit it later if you need to.
- Once you have a viable list you can set it for work, share it with other teachers, add it to a course.
To set your own list as work:
- Go to Set Work and first select your students and you
will be taken to the next screen.
- Select My Lists and the list you want.
Set Work My Lists
To edit, share, clone, or delete:
- Return to the Own Lists screen and click on the arrow
beside the list and under More where you have icons to share, clone,
edit or delete your list.
Edit, Share, Clone, Delete
To create a course and add your list:
- Select your list and the drop-down menu Choose Action.
- You will need to create a course then add your list - or add
it to an existing course.
- If you want to add it to more than one course you will need
to clone the list - one for each course - using the downward arrow under More.
Games available with your own word lists:
Own word lists receive the reading, spelling and dictionary games. If you choose to edit the splits in your own word lists this will also give the pupils the syllable games.
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