New Features in Nearpod’s Time to Climb

Check out these new features in Nearpod’s “Time to Climb”.

Creating Interactive Activities Online- A Professional Learning Opportunity

The Tech Coaches will be offering another professional learning opportunity- Creating Interactive Activities Online. In this session, we will explore some of the engaging features of using H5P within Moodle with your students.

5 Nearpod Activities

Here are 5 common Nearpod activities that help you meet technology integration standards.

Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Students- A Professional Learning Opportunity

Join the Tech Coaches and our Schoology Trainer for our final Schoology professional development opportunity of this school year- Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Students.

Hurry! Only a few slots left!

There are a few slots left for our Technology Professional Learning Experience on Thursday, April 7th.

Another Technology Professional Learning Opportunity

The Technology Department will be partnering with Schoology for another professional learning opportunity for teachers: Collaborating, Communicating and Managing Content in Schoology. Highlights from the agenda include: Resources, Personal Resources and Public...

The Importance of Aesthetics

If there’s anyone who has failed in the effort to create an aesthetically-pleasing learning environment, it’s me–from day one…

Technology Professional Learning- Waitlist

We had an overwhelming response for our Professional Learning session for this Thursday on using Google with Schoology! Our session has filled up, but if you'd like to join the waitlist, you may do so here:...

Technology Professional Learning Opportunity

The Technology Department is partnering with Schoology to present another professional learning opportunity for teachers: Using Google with Schoology.

Arrested Professional Development- ArchiTECHs of Learning Episode 11 is OUT!

Are we “done” with technology now that the pandemic is effectively over? Listen in as Amy and Bob discuss recent conversations about professional learning–and the true place of technology in the classroom.

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The ArchiTECHs are BACK!

The ArchiTECHs are BACK!

After another stint in the classroom, Bob is back in the Tech Coach role! Join us as we discuss life in the a pandemic classroom. How do learners take notes? And what is the value of OERs? Plus: Would you pay for this game? Listen to Episode 10: What’s the Good Wordle? on any of the players below, or hit the play button to listen here!

TechCoach Tip: Speed up your feedback

TechCoach Tip: Speed up your feedback

by Bob Harrison If your experience is like mine, giving feedback can get a little mundane sometimes when you need to repeatedly enter the same feedback for multiple students. Things like "Please use complete sentences," "Please use proper capitalization," and "Don't...

Please Note!

Due to the teacher shortage, both Tech Coaches are teaching in classrooms presently. If you need assistance, please reach out to the Help Desk at 837-3003. Hopefully we will be back to supporting teachers soon!

A Quick Refresher

A Quick Refresher

Since there has been a district mandate that all Schoology courses should be updated weekly to keep staff and students comfortable with using online resources, I thought it would be a good idea to post some refreshers on posting common online resources, as well as...

8 Winter-Themed Activities Brought to You by Eric Curts

8 Winter-Themed Activities Brought to You by Eric Curts

Looking to put some fun, winter-themed activities for your students into your Schoology course? Look no further! Eric Curts over at Control Alt Achieve has provided us with some engaging and educational activities you can use today. These Google-based activities can be put in your Schoology course very easily, and students love them! Check them out!

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Technology for Lifelong Learning

As technology increases exponentially, learners in the 21st century have the opportunity to go far beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom.  The available technology provided by the Dearborn Schools allows students to interact in the digital community, collaborate with peers, and engage with the world from their seats in our classrooms.  The possibilities for learning know no boundaries online.  Learn how to help students become lifelong learners in the digital community.

Our Goal

The goal of instructional technology coaches is to help teachers become effective at using technology to provide the most technology-rich, positive learning environments possible.  To this end, we believe effective teachers…

  1. Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity.
  2. Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments.
  3. Model digital age work and learning.
  4. Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility.
  5. Engage in professional growth and leadership.

from Standards for Teachers.

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