Getting Started User’s Manual
Discovery Source Digital Calming Kit: Getting Started User’s Manual
Thank you for downloading and purchasing Discovery Source’s Digital Calming Kit. This user manual will help you get started with utilizing this product in no time. Please review this manual as well as the how-to video guides before utilizing this kit. It includes how to download and set up the Digital Calming Kit. Additionally, it provides recommendations of how to use the kit. Last, it outlines contact information regarding any questions related to the Digital Calming Kit. For more information and research on social-emotional learning, consult the Discovery Source SEL ebook.
Download and Setup Directions
Step 1: Download. Once purchased, download the zip file for the Digital Calming Kit to your computer’s hard drive. Upon its download, unzip the file and retrieve the contents of the file. Within the file, each component of the Digital Calming Kit will be available along with directions of how to utilize each piece of the digital kit.
Step 2: Upload to Google Drive. After the file has been downloaded, log into your Google Account. Once into your Google Account, click on your Google Drive. Once in Google Drive, click on the “New” button, which will allow you to upload an entire file to your Drive. Upload your unzipped file of the Digital Calming Kit to yoru Google Drive. After this has been completed, ensure all of your files are within Google Slides and Doc formats. This is the optimal format for sharing, editing, and making the content of the Digital Calming Kit easy to access for your teachers and students.
Step 3: Make a Copy Before Use. Before using any of the contents of the Digital Calming Kit, please ensure you make a copy of each part of the kit before use. For example, each component of the kit is a Google Slide after being uploaded to your Google Drive. When students use the Google Slides, be sure it’s not the original as it will be altered when students are given the ability to edit and interact with the content. To make a copy, go to the top left hand corner of the opened Google Slides. Click on “File” and then “Make a Copy.” Rename the slideshow based on the occasion, usually by class date and time so it can be archived after use.
Step 4: Create an editable link for Students Before Use. Before use with students, be sure to click on “Share” on the top right hand corner of the screen. Click on the Get Link box and change the link ownership to “Editable for Anyone with Link.” After this has been completed, copy and then paste this link into your online meeting tool chatbox on Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams for students to click on and then access as a browser tab.
Recommendations Before Use
Before using the Digital Calming Kit, take a look at the user how-to video guides for the Calming Strategy Cards, Digital SEL Bingo, Calming Strategy Cards Matching Activity, and Take 5 Breaths Calming Activity. Each video shows in action how to implement the content within a digital setting. Additionally, each how-to video guide provides a number of strategies of how to utilize it in effective and engaging ways for students within an online, hybrid, or traditional in-person setting.
Also, depending on the number of students in your class, you can always delete and duplicate the number of slides, especially with the SEL Bingo, Matching Activity, and Take 5 Breaths Activity. When editing the slides, you can right click the slide and select either “duplicate” or “delete” slide. This allows you to either increase or decrease the number of slides to fit your class size and activity.
If you or your organization has any questions related to the Digital Calming Kit, please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.