There are five key steps to get started.
- Create an account or log in with an existing account
- Create a Subject
- Add lessons to the subject from the Stile Science library
- Release lessons for students to see
- Enrol students
Watch this quick video or read on to learn more.
1. Log in at StileApp.com
Teachers and students always log in via stileapp.com.
Teachers must be invited by their school's Stile administrator - usually a Head of Science or Head of Department. The invitation will arrive via email with a one-time-use link to create an account. If the school admin is unknown, then contact Stile's Support team for more help.
2. Create a subject
Resources and students are organised in subjects. Use subjects to:
- Add and edit lesson content
- Enrol students and sort them into classes
- Keep track of student progress via the subject's Markbook
On the home page, type a descriptive subject name in the text box marked with a grey book and click Create subject. Commonly used naming schemes include the year level, topic (e.g. "science" or "STEM") and the teacher's name. This can help students who are in multiple subjects with different teachers.
The new subject will appear on the home page, now marked with a green book. Click on the subject to enter it.
3. Pick a unit from the library
The Lessons page within the subject offers a greeting, and options to Browse the Lesson Library or Create new lesson.
Click on Browse the Lesson Library and then select Years 5-10 Science Lessons from the library menu that appears.
Stile Science lessons come bundled in collections called Units, which cover a range of year levels and science topics. Sort the library by year level and topic, or use the search bar to look for something specific.
Click on a unit in the library to read more about it, including its Overview, lesson previews, and how it fits into the curriculum.
Select Add Unit and carefully follow the prompts to add it to your subject. A copy of the unit will appear in the subject's Lessons page.
Units are organised into folders, which have dark grey headers.
The top of the folder includes an overview section visible to students and teachers. It can be used to introduce the topic, entice students with a catchy hook, and offer a brief description of what will be learned.
The middle section of the folder contains the lessons. All of these are visible to the teacher, and the teacher decides which lessons to release to the students.
The light grey footer at the bottom of the folder contains teaching notes - these are hidden from students and can provide teachers with extra information and links to additional resources.
4. Release lessons
By default, all lessons in a folder except for assessments are visible (a.k.a. released) to students when the unit is copied into the subject. The differentiation controls to the right of the lesson titles control who can see each lesson.
Use the drop down menus to the right of the lesson titles to determine who can see the lessons. Learn more about the differentiation controls here.
In the example above, the first three lessons are released to all students in the class. Lesson 1.2 can only be seen by the students in Class A and Class B, Lesson 1.3 is only visible to three specific students, and Lesson 1.4 is completely hidden.
This feature can be especially useful when providing extension work to a few select students, or grouping students for an activity.
5. Enrol students
Invite students to join the subject so they can participate. Go to the Students page in the subject's green header to reveal student enrolment instructions. This can be done at the start of the first class period. Once a student is enrolled in a subject, they will not need to join again.
Take a look at this example. The class code is unique to this specific class, within Mr. McD's Year 8 STEM Excel subject. When students navigate to stileapp.com/join in their browsers and enter that unique class code, they will be prompted to either complete their account set up or log in to an existing account.
They only need to do this once per subject. After their first day they will no longer need a class code to access Mr. McD's Year 9 Science. All they will need to do is log back in at stileapp.com.