Run your first class with Stile Science

There are five key steps to get started.

  1. Create an account or log in with an existing account
  2. Create a Subject
  3. Add lessons to the subject from the Stile Science library
  4. Release lessons for students to see
  5. 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 an unique, 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

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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.

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Click on Browse the Lesson Library and then select Years 7-10 Science Lessons from the library menu that appears.

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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.

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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 follow the prompts to add it to your subject. A copy of the unit will appear in the subject's Lessons page.

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Units are organised into folders, marked with dark grey headers.

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The left side of the folder contains the lessons, which carry the resources and activities for your students.

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The right side of the folder contains notes for the students and the teachers. The pale green box at the top of the right column is visible to students and provides a brief overview of what the unit is about.

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The light grey box in the right column contains teaching notes - these are hidden from students and can provide teachers with extra information and model answers. Read through the Answer PDFs to quickly see the learning goals and what the students will take away from each lesson. 


4. Release lessons

By default, all lessons in a folder are visible to students (released) when the unit is copied into the subject. The grey line labeled 'Students' controls which lessons will be visible and which lessons will remain hidden from students.

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Everything above the grey 'Students' line is visible to students, while everything below it is not. To release a lesson, drag the 'Students' label on the grey line below the lesson you want to release.

In the example above, everything below lesson 1.6 is hidden from students, and so the lesson titles appear faded to the teacher. Everything before lesson 2.1 is released to students.

This feature can be especially useful when keeping future exams and quizzes hidden from students.


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.

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Take a look at this example. The invite code is unique to this specific class, within Mr. McD's Year 9 Science subject. When students navigate to stileapp.com/join in their browsers and enter that unique invite code, they will be prompted to either complete their account set up or log in to an existing account.

They only need to complete this process once per subject. After their first day they will no longer need an invite code to access Mr. McD's Year 9 Science. All they will need to do is log back in at stileapp.com.

Once students are enrolled, teachers can track their progress and leave feedback via the Stile Markbook.

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