Ms. Jane, a Barton tutor, will walk you through using Koala and explore what you can expect when you use Koala to teach your students.
First steps in Koala
Moving around in Koala is easier than you think. Fred will get you gliding around Koala like a pro in no time. This is the hardest thing to learn. Everything after is pure fun!
A whole new world to see
Now that you mastered moving around in Koala, it's time to learn how to look around. Using your mouse or trackpad, you'll be able to look up, down, or sideways!
Happy little accidents
Fred will show you how to how to draw using the pencil tool. If you make a happy accident, that's okay, because he will show you how to take care of it too.
Single most powerful tool
The duplicate tool is a time saver. You can use it to duplicate any items in your classroom. Use it to quickly make letter tiles for blending drills or copy images, Fred will walk you through this versatile tool.
Lights, camera, Koala!
Koala allows you and your students to interact face-to-face by using your cameras!
Jamboards in Koala?
Yes! You can use Jamboards or any platforms accessible through a browser in Koala. Fred will show you how to use this popular tool.
If you use Google Classrooms for tutoring, you can access it in Koala! Check it out!
Google Slides, too?
Yes, we support Google Slides too. Fred will show you how to use this tool in Koala.
Invite your first student!
Finally, you were able to master Koala and are now ready to invite your first student to your classroom. We made it super simple for you to start your first class. Here is how!
You have the power
Are you trying to get your students to stop running around? Are they drawing on the whiteboard without your permission? You can take give or take the controls from them.
A live Orton-Gillingham class
If you need some inspiration, check out this Orton-Gillingham class taught in Koala by one of our active users!