As an educator, you have a few ways to use the Sky, Water, Earth playlists

Option 1: Encourage your students to be independent learners on Sky, Water, Earth.

  • Once your students have signed up they can explore the playlists on their own, at their own pace. 
  • Students will receive formative feedback from the Community Instructors and other learners via the online community
  • Students will submit the entire playlist for summative feedback from the Community Instructors.
  • Students will earn the associated badge and points when they complete a playlist. They can redeem the points for a real-world opportunity of their choice. 

Option 2: Become a Group Leader and enrol your students as learners in your group.

  • Incorporate the playlists into your course and guide your students along the playlists.
  • You will be the only person who can see and evaluate your students' submissions on LRNG.
  • Your students can still receive additional feedback from the Community Instructors and other learners via the online community
  • Students will earn the associated badge and points when they complete a playlist. They can redeem the points for a real-world opportunity of their choice. 
  • This is not an automated option, so let us know if this is how you want to use Sky, Water, Earth and we will send you the setup information.

Option 3: Access the playlist content without enrolling yourself or your students

  • Preview the available playlists without signing up for an LRNG account.
  • All Sky, Water, Earth playlists are licensed under Creative Commons AttributionShareAlike 4.0 International License, which means you can reuse and remix the content to fit your curriculum.
  • Your students are welcomed to post their questions and work to the online community for feedback from the Community Instructors and other learners.
  • Since you are only using the material in class and not instructing your students to submit to LRNG, they will not be able to earn the associated badge and points nor access the real-world opportunities. If you would like them to access the opportunities, please consider Option 2.

Important note about student access

The playlists are hosted on a platform called LRNG.org, which is hosted in the US and hence not FIPPA compliant.

If you wish to make Sky, Water, Earth a mandatory assignment, your students need to be notified and give consent their student information can be stored on the US server. Alternatively, you could suggest the students create an account using an alias name and email address (as long as you know who they are). This is a standard practice we recommend to Canadian instructors who use non-FIPPA compliant platforms for a mandatory assignment.