User guide

Installing

TalkFactory and GraphFactory can be installed on your device to make the apps look and behave in a similar way to an app installed from an app store. They will have their own app icons and start up as a separate apps rather than in your browser. It is advantageous to install the app, particularly when using a small screen device, because it allows for better use of the available screen space by not having the browser address bar and menus.

When using TalkFactory and GraphFactory in your browser you should be offered the opportunity to install or add to the home screen or desktop. This wording varies from one browser to another but is usually in the address bar as an icon. On a mobile phone or tablet the option might be in the browser’s menu.

Using TalkFactory

Use the menu (1) to access the following options

Click or tap on the talk rules (2) as they occur in real time during a class discussion. TalkFactory comes with 6 default talk rules. These represent fundamental talking and listening skills and are a good place to start. Once your pupils have mastered these skills you can edit the rules to meet the evolving needs of your class.

The bar graph (3), sum totals (4) and timeline (5) will change automatically when you click on a rule.

If you want to undo your last click on a rule, simply click the undo and the last entry will be deleted from the timeline, graph and sum total.

Using GraphFactory

GraphFactory enables you to compare graphs from multiple lessons so you can track improvements in your pupils' talking and listening skills over time. Simply click on the Open button in GraphFactory and navigate to the file you want to open. Repeat the process to open additional files into GraphFactory. There is no limit to the number of graphs you can display at one time.

You can print graphs to display on the wall by clicking the Print button