Teacher information > Help: Teacher Welcome Email

This is a copy of the email that is sent out to new teachers - just in case you misplaced or didn't receive your email.

Welcome to Lizard Point

You recently set up a Teacher Account and we've put together the following information and tips for you. You can get additional help with your Teacher Account from our Teacher Quick Start Guide.

If you have any questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to email me (Lyndsey) at hello@lizardpoint.com. We are always working on ways to improve the Lizard Point site, especially to meet the needs of teachers.

Understanding the student point of view

If you've used the site and tried the quizzes then you might not need this section, but run your eye over it in case you've missed something that might be useful. Geography Quizzes are at the heart of the site. We have about 200 quizzes that feature continents, countries, states/provinces, cities, major bodies of water and rivers and various geophysical features. These are sorted within continents from the top level navigation. Some of the features that help students learn:

Also note that students can utilize definitions to study geographical terms, weekly trivia, world leaders and flags. They can even create their own custom quizzes to help them focus on problem areas.

The teacher perspective

After you have decided to use Lizard Point Quizzes as a classroom aid, the first thing to do is to go to your Teacher Dashboard and set up your class accounts. Some things to think about as you set up your classes:

The Teacher Quick Start Guide will also show you how you can review your class activity on your dashboard and how you make necessary changes such as: adding students, adding classes, resetting classes at end of term and more.

Look out for the following common errors

If you set up a class with class name of MsJones, for example, with 20 students, then the student names will be generated as s.MsJones01, s.MsJones02, s.MsJones03... s.MsJones20. The most common mistakes when students try to sign in are:

One more thing you and your students should know:

Using Lizard Point

Again, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.