In this section, we cover:

  1. Creating a lesson
  2. Making created lessons appear on the dashboard
  3. Printing a lesson
  4. Editing a lesson
  5. Changing the weekly lesson
  6. Changing brain breaks and/or morning fitness activities
  7. Sharing created lessons with others

Please scroll down to the task you need help performing. For a step-by-step guide on creating a lesson, you can also watch our 'how to' video.

1. Creating a lesson

  • Click on the 'Dashboard' button in the top right-hand side of the page (or the 'Dashboard' button next to your class if you teach multiple classes) 
  • Click on the subheading ‘Lessons’ (it’s between 'Programs' and 'Students')
  • Click the ‘Create lesson’ button and start lesson planning!

Your lesson must have a Title and Description, but other than that, it is completely customisable to what suits you - choose the skills and activities that you want!
 

2. How do I make my created lessons appear on the dashboard?

The only way for your created lessons to appear on the 'Dashboard' is to place them in a program. See 'Developing a program' for instructions to create your program.
 

3. Printing a lesson

  • Click on the 'Dashboard' button in the top right-hand side of the page (or the 'Dashboard' button next to your class if you teach multiple classes) 
  • Click on the subheading ‘Lessons’ (it’s between 'Programs' and 'Students')
  • All the lessons you have created should be visible. You can print them out by clicking on the blue printer icon next to each lesson. This will download your lesson plan as a PDF, ready for you to print. You can print out all the KIDDO lesson plans too!
     

4. Editing a lesson

You can’t edit the KIDDO lessons that we have prepared for you, however, if there is a KIDDO lesson you like, but need to make changes to, use the ‘Create lesson’ button to make a customised version of a KIDDO lesson!

You can edit any of the custom lessons you have created yourself.

  • Click on the 'Dashboard' button in the top right-hand side of the page (or the 'Dashboard' button next to your class if you teach multiple classes) 
  • Click on the subheading ‘Lessons’ (it’s between 'Programs' and 'Students')
  • All the lessons you have created should be visible. You can edit them by clicking on the three dots on the right-hand side of each lesson, and selecting 'Edit'
     

5. Changing the weekly lesson

  • If you simply want to change the lesson to a different lesson within the current 10-week program you are working from, go to the 'Dashboard' for your class and find the box containing the weekly lesson. You can move forward or backward through the program by clicking on the arrows in the bottom right-hand corner.
     
  • If you want to change the entire lesson to one that is not in the current program you are working from, you need to: 
    • Go into your 'Dashboard' and find the subheading ‘Programs’ (it’s between 'Assessments' and 'Lessons').
    • You will see all the programs listed. Scroll down to the Program Schedule and click on the ‘Customise’ button. 
    • You will then be able to delete the current program. If you change your mind or delete a program in error, you click the ‘Revert’ button and it will automatically revert to the original KIDDO program.
    • Go back to the top of the page where the programs are listed and drag the program you would like to use into the Program Schedule on the dates you would like it to be used.

Note: You can create your own lessons by clicking on the subheading ‘Lessons’ and then ‘Create Lesson’. You can then create a program of your created lessons by clicking the ‘Create Program’ button within the subheading ‘Programs’.
 

6. Changing morning fitness activities and/or brain breaks 

Changing morning fitness activities:
  • Click on the 'Dashboard' button in the top right-hand corner of the page (or the 'Dashboard' button next to your class if you teach multiple classes)
  • Find ‘Today’s Morning Fitness’. 
  • Click on the yellow box with the circular arrow. 
  • You can then search or scroll through all the morning fitness activities. 
  • Click on the one you would like to use and then click ‘Save’ and your morning fitness activity should be updated!
Can I set the week's program of morning fitness activities?

At the moment, you are only able to change the morning fitness activity on the day. We are hoping to add this functionality in the future. Stay tuned!

Changing brain breaks:
  • Click on the 'Dashboard' button in the top right-hand corner of the page (or the 'Dashboard' button next to your class if you teach multiple classes)
  • Find ‘Today’s Brain Breaks’
  • Click on the pink box with the circular arrow
  • In the black box on the right, there is a list of the selected brain break activities for the day. You can change their order by clicking on the arrows to the left of their name, or you can delete them by clicking on the rubbish bin icon to the right of their name. 
  • In the white box on the left, you can search or scroll through all the brain break activities. Click on the ones you would like to add and then click ‘Save’ and your brain break activities should be updated!

Note: You will always have three brain breaks as the system doesn't allow you to have any more or any less, but you don't have to do them all in a day.
 

7. Sharing created lessons with others

The KIDDO platform doesn’t currently have the functionality for you to share your created resources with others online, however, this is a feature we are hoping to add shortly!

For now, you can save your created lessons as a PDF and email them to your colleagues. 

  • Click on the 'Dashboard' button in the top right-hand side of the page (or the 'Dashboard' button next to your class if you teach multiple classes) 
  • Click on the subheading ‘Lessons’ (it’s between 'Programs' and 'Students')
  • All the lessons you have created should be visible. You can save them by clicking the blue printer icon next to each lesson. This will download your lesson plan as a PDF, ready for you to share.
Watch: Creating a lesson