Within the Resources section we have provided documents that can be printed out and used in place of computers if need be (you never know when the IT department will decide your classroom needs an update...). You will also find guidance on teaching the Enterprise curriculum, the answers to all of the interactive activities and the simulation; certificates for the end of the course, and many other fun and helpful activities for each of the weeks. It is a constantly updated area, so keep checking - and send us any ideas for improvements!
Teacher User Admin
Once your school has purchased a licence for unlimited use of the Enterprise 2008 product, you will be given access to the user administration section of the teacher area. Within this area you can set up groups of students, and enter usernames, passwords, and target scores for them. The target score function is out of 100, and allows an objective to be set for each individual student based upon their expected achievement. The default number is 70.
Teachers can also update current users, and delete users altogether (though this would also remove all associated records).
The Notes Checker allows teachers to check through their students' answers to study questions set within the course and within the comments section. This is an easy way of making sure that each student is keeping up with the workload and understanding the material covered by the course. Teachers cannot edit the student notes, but they can print them and send each student comments regarding his or her work through the comments section (above).
Teacher Notes Checker
Much like the students' home page, the teacher administration section contains a navigation menu on the left hand-side, as well as detailed instructions on using the Enterprise 2008 system. The different options available (itemised below) are: Comments, Notes Checker, User Admin, Statistics, Resources, and Email Support.
Student - Simulation
Student - Each week
To access activities for the week, students use the navigation menu on the left. Each week contains between two and three interactive activities with immediate feedback. These vary between individual and group activities, and are designed to develop and apply knowledge of the key concepts taught.
Each week also has a set of objectives, study questions, a refresher section to remind the student of what they have just learnt, and hints for a better understanding of the concepts.
Each week requires the student to answer between 1-3 short response questions within their "Notes" section, which can then be reviewed by the teacher.
The first feature of Enterprise 2008 is the secure authorisation structure. This has been updated over previous versions to include password encryption and school specific verification. You can be sure that your pupils' and school's personal data, and any data stored in Enterprise 2008 (answers to questions, feedback etc.) will remain completely private and secure. Once you have purchased a licence for use of Enterprise 2008, your school will be added and you will have full access to the features of the solution. The only information we request from you is login details for the teacher, and names of different classes/groups of students taking the course over the licence period.
Enterprise 2008 is a complete, CurriculumOnline approved resource for the teaching of Enterprise and Financial Responsibility as part of the PSHE curriculum. The course runs for 6 weeks (approximately 2 hours per week), and ensures that every student is given an appropriate introduction to these important life-skills, at a level tailored to them.
The solution is to be used within a classroom setting, with 20-30 minute teacher instruction, followed by group and individual interactive activities, refresher, and progress tracking.
The class could be taught using an interactive whiteboard, but this is not necessary, nor does it add value. Below is an overview of the current features of Enterprise 2008:
The student login homepage gives an overview of progress in the course as a percentage, and shows a student how they are progressing in relation to their personalised target.
The menu bar along the left hand-side takes the student to each different week of the course (6), and the instructions pane gives more detailed guidance on navigation within the Enterprise 2008 course.
The Enterprise 2008 course is a self-contained application - so students never leave the single page structure. It is also super fast to ensure that students won't get sidetracked while using it.
With a subject like Enterprise and Financial Responsibility, we strive to teach our students how to sensibly manage situations that may arise in their future. Often these concepts are difficult to grasp unless we give students something solid to relate them to. Therefore, Sprinkal has developed an Enterprise simulation for weeks 3 and 4 of the course which models household finances and requires students to make decisions based on priorities and available resources. Students manage a personal budget, with variable income and financial obligations they must adhere to. Success is based on the quality of the decisions made by the students.
Enterprise 2008 incorporates an extremely useful set of communication tools which allow the teacher and students to interact throughout the course. The students have a personal notes section which is used for answering the study questions each week as well as other work set by the teacher. This section can only be edited by the student, and can only be viewed by the teacher in charge of that student's class.
The feedback section allows the student to view comments about his/her work, and comments directed to the class as a whole (such as assignments).
Student Notes and Feedback
The central part of the Enterprise 2008 system is its communication tools that allow teachers to send confidential feedback to individual students, or to a whole group of students. The comments section is really useful for assigning homework or extra questions for consideration, and for letting students know how well they are doing/areas they should concentrate on for improvement. Students receive the messages immediately in their account.
Throughout the course, students complete a number of interactive activities that are supposed to measure progress. The students are immediately advised of their score on any particular activity, and given pointers on how to improve. The teacher has access to scores for each individual activity for every student, and also has the ability to display the average score for the entire class. This function can be extremely helpful in gauging which lessons are sinking in, and which lessons need a little more practice...!
We fully understand that unexpected things happen, and we don't want your job to have to include memorising all of the ins and outs of Enterprise 2008! So, for your peace of mind there is an email function at the base of the teacher's screen. If you have a question, click "Email" - the yellow box on the right will grow and fill your screen. Type your question and press send, nothing more is necessary. We will get back to you ASAP via your school's registered email address unless you indicate otherwise.