STUDENT GUIDE

#1 About Kuaderno

Kuaderno is a virtual learning platform that helps students aged 5 to 16 practice and learn English through readings, exercises and games. Students can practice reading comprehension, writing, listening comprehension, vocabulary and grammar.
There are four sections in Kuaderno: the Bookroom, a virtual library with over 300 audiobooks organized in 26 levels of difficulty; the Trainer, a collection of over 30,000 exercises to learn and practice English; the Classwall, a chatroom where students and teachers can exchange messages; and Passport, the game portion of Kuaderno where students have to complete a special mission.
We recommend that children use Kuaderno at least twice a week for about 15 minutes. If they have more time, it’s extremely beneficial to use Kuaderno every day. In just 15 minutes a day, your children can read a book in the Bookroom and complete a quiz, or do an exercise or two in the Trainer. They will earn points and virtual coins as they complete activities, which makes studying fun.

#2 First Steps

Go to english.kuaderno.com from any computer, tablet or smartphone.

Enter your Student Username and password and click “Login.” If you have forgotten your username, click “Forgot Username,” and if you have forgotten your password, click “Forgot password.” Your parent or guardian will receive an email to the email address associated with your student account. The email will contain instructions on how to recover your username or password.

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If you use Kuaderno at school, the first time you log on, you’ll see a request to register a parent or guardian’s email to the student license. Consult the Parent Guide for more information about the process.

Each time you log in, Kuaderno will suggest some activities based on your progress. You can choose to do the suggested activities by clicking on “Let’s start” or leave that screen by clicking on, “No thanks, maybe later.”

From there, you can access Kuaderno’s home page to choose what you want to do. You can return to the home page at any time by clicking on the word “Kuaderno.”

#3 Bookroom

The Bookroom is a virtual library.
Kuaderno’s audiobooks are organized in 26 levels of difficulty. The vocabulary and grammatical structures are adapted to each age. The readings were written and recorded by experienced English teachers, and contain expressions and vocabulary that students learn in English class. The levels are also adapted to prepare for official exams like Cambridge and Trinity.
In the Bookroom, you can see the covers of the books that are available in each level. If you have already read a book and passed the corresponding quiz, you’ll see a check mark on the cover. In order to move on to the next level of difficulty in the Bookroom, you must read all of the books and pass all the quizzes in your current level.

You’ll start in the Bookroom at the level to which your teacher has assigned you. You can read lower levels at any time by choosing them from the menu at the top of the screen. You can read and re-read books from lower levels to earn points and virtual coins.

Choose any book from the Bookroom, and then click on the play/pause button to read and listen. The pages will turn automatically. If you want to listen to any part of the page again, click on a section of text and the recording will begin again from that point.

At the end of each book, you will earn points and coins, and you can take a reading comprehension quiz.

If you answer enough questions correctly, Kuaderno will check the book as completed. Then you’ll see a check mark on the cover. If you don’t pass the quiz, you can try again.

#4 Trainer

In the Trainer, you’ll find over 30,000 exercises to help you learn and practice English in five different areas: vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, listening comprehension and writing.
There are five levels of difficulty and the teacher decides which level is appropriate for each student.

When you choose a section (Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary and Writing), you’ll go to a page with all of the available exercises. The exercises that you have already completed appear in green. Just click on the exercise you want to do.

After you click on an exercise, read the instructions on how to complete it. If the exercise is reading or listening comprehension, you’ll see the text or the audio recording. When you’re ready to start the exercise, click on “Go to questions.”

Once you have started the exercise, you’ll see the number of lives that you have available, the number of questions you have answered and the timer. You must answer each question to move on to the next one. After you select your answer, click “Next.”

If your answer is correct, you’ll hear a nice sound and move on to the next question. If your answer is incorrect, you’ll see a window with the correct answer. For each wrong answer, you lose one life. If you lose all of your lives, the exercise will stop and you’ll have to start over.

After you finish the exercise, you’ll see a summary and the number of points that you earned.

#5 Classwall

The Classwall is a chat room where you can write messages and communicate with your classmates and teacher. You can also use emoticons on the Classwall.

The messages on the Classwall appear in chronological order and can be read by your classmates and teacher. The Classwall is moderated by the teacher.

Los mensajes del Classwall aparecen por orden cronológico, y pueden ser leídos por todos tus compañeros de clase y por el profesor. El Classwall es moderado por el profesor, que también puede escribir mensajes.

#6 Passport

Passport is the game area of Kuaderno where you can use the virtual coins that you earn as you progress through Kuaderno’s content.
In this section, you have to complete a special mission: discover the planet Earth by visiting different cities and buying souvenirs in each one. Click on “My Mission” in the Passport screen to learn more about it.

To access the cities, you have to do different activities on Kuaderno. When you try to go to a city, you’ll see a window that tells you what you have to do to unlock that city. (Activities that you have already completed will appear in color and pending activities will appear in black and white.)

Once you have unlocked a city, you can enter and read a short text about it.

Further down on the screen is the souvenir shop. Each souvenir has a price. To buy a souvenir, click on it. Remember, you have to buy at least one souvenir in each city to complete the mission.

You can also see which of your classmates has already been in each city or whether you are the first one to get there.

You can return to the list of cities by clicking “Back.” Unlocked cities appear in beige and the rest are in black and white.

Beneath the list of cities, you’ll see the badges you have obtained and all available badges. To get more badges, do more activities on Kuaderno. The badges you have already obtained appear in color and the rest are in black and white. You can click on each badge to find out more information.

Beneath the badges is the My Souvenirs section where you can see all the souvenirs you have purchased.

At the top of the screen, you can change your avatar by clicking on the pencil that is next to your current avatar. There are lots of avatars to choose from. You can buy and collect avatars using the virtual coins you earn. Each avatar has a price and you can click on each one to decide whether or not you want to buy it.

#7 Desconectarse de Kuaderno

By default, Kuaderno saves the most recent user from a given device. To disconnect completely, click on the arrow next to your name in the upper right part of the screen and select “Log out.”