Teacher's Pet is a website based on an ingenious mathematical algorithm, which helps teachers to create class lists, keeping friends together in the new classes, meanwhile following many other class-allocation criteria, such as gender balance, academic balance, exclusions and inclusions.
This manual introduces every aspect of the Teacher's Pet portal. Everything is introduced using screen shots, so it is easy to read and understand. We know now busy teachers are, so this manual is not meant to be read from cover to cover, It is written to follow the sequence of the steps that a teacher needs to follow to create class lists. So a teacher reads the first section to do the first step, then the next section to do the next step, and so on. Every time the reading only needs a few minutes.
The manual is broken down into many topics, with concise and clear headings. Each topic is self-contained and complete, and only one or two pages long. The user can easily find a topic on the index, then go to read one or two pages.
Chapter "Administering the School Account" introduces the account administrative tasks, such as registering a new school account, adding new users and paying subscriptions.
Chapter "Step 1: Picking the Class Allocation Criteria" introduces the first step to create class lists - to pick the class-allocation criteria. It also introduces how to create different class lists for different events during the school year, such as camping.
Chapter "Step 2: Entering Student Data" introduces the second step to create class lists - to enter student data into the system. The data are needed by the system to do the class allocation.
Chapter "Step 3: Creating the Class Lists" introduces the third step to create class lists - to do the class allocation and control the outcome using weightings assigned to the class-allocation criteria.