New Resource: Seating Plan!

Thank you for visiting the Triptico blog.

I recently added another brand new resource to the Triptico website – bringing the total number of resources to thirty-seven (yes, 37!).

This latest resource allows you to create seating plans for all of the classes that you teach. It is called, as you might expect, Seating Plan.

You begin by choosing the size of plan that you would like to create – in this example, I chose to create a 5 x 5 plan and I added six students.

I also added an image for each student (I used ‘cartoon’ images for this example, but you can use actual photographs). Adding images is optional, but it could be a helpful feature (especially when learning the names of students in a new class):

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With my six students added to the class, I can move them around by clicking and dragging or, if I click the Quick Change button, the resource will reposition the students for me at random.

I can reward or warn students by dragging either a star or an exclamation mark over them. If I do this, I also have the option to add a little note about why the award or warning was issued. This may be helpful when reviewing a student’s progress with other teachers or with parents or guardians – or with the students themselves.

I can also use the resource to select students for me – perhaps selecting a student to complete the next task or to answer the next question. As you can see in the image below, I have pressed Quick Select and the resource is in the process of selecting Ivana at random.

Pressing the Quick Select button again will select a different student, cycling through each student in a random order until they have all been selected:

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It is very easy to add new students to a class too.

As well as adding an image for the student, you can add colour-coding. You will see that the border for each student is a different colour – this is helpful when needing to identify certain groups of students and also, as will be shown later in the post, when wanting to make a focussed selection.

I can also choose to show the Advanced elements and tick either male or female, add a numerical tag and / or an additional tag.

Again, this is optional, but it will be helpful when making focussed selections.

With all of the information added, I can click Add to Class and move the student to the seat that I would like them to take:

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The next image shows the Focus Select screen.

I can now make selections based on the colour-coding I have used, any numerical tags that I have added (by moving the switch from Colours to Numbers), by gender or by using one of the additional tags:

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Finally for this blog post, you can Edit your class.

You can change the size of the plan or edit the details of individual students – as show in the image below.

Clicking on a student when in Edit Mode will allow you to change any colour-coding used, edit any tags added and also add some notes.

You will also see an overview of any awards or warnings issued to the students, along with a reason and the date / time issued.

Finally, if a student leaves your class, you can delete them from your plan on the edit screen:

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So, that is a very quick overview of this new resource – I hope that you will find it to be helpful!

If you have any questions or feedback – or if you would like to learn a little more about Triptico – then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Thanks again for visiting the blog,

David.