Motivation through the Activity Feed

The Activity Feed found on the teacher's Home tab provides immediate feedback in a real-time update when a student has completed a lesson.  Each line of information contains a messaging icon and a 'star' icon. 

The messaging icon allows an educator to send a quick message of encouragement to the student.  See related article on Messaging a Single Student for details! The star icon allows the educator to send a 'thumbs up' acknowledgement of the student's success on the lesson.

Both options can be simultaneously used and will become visible to the student as a message from his/her teacher under the student's Message center in Think Through Math.