Using iLearn (Moodle) to Help Quell the “Gotcha Game” on Tests and Quizzes

Here are four ideas for unique, student-centered question types to include in your next assessment.

How to Take Running Records in Read Seed

Running records are a valuable tool for monitoring progress and identifying error patterns in student reading. Although it’s often difficult to find the time to take them on a regular basis, teachers using Read Seed in their iLearn courses have additional opportunities to engage in this important practice.

Meet the New Tech Coach Intern

Meet Ashley Apostol, Tech Coach Intern.

Saturdays with Moodle-Update

In my 23 years of teaching, nothing much surprises me. I feel like there isn't something that is done, said, or asked that I couldn't have predicted. Until now. We opened registration for our Saturdays with Moodle training series on December 19th, around 11:30 am. By...

Saturdays with Moodle Series

The Dearborn Public Schools Technology Department is excited to announce a professional development opportunity for teachers: the Saturdays with Moodle series!

Are YOU My Next TIP?

Are you looking for something more for your students? Are you interested in changing up your teaching style without a ton of extra work? Do you want someone to help you do all this?

New PBL Projects Posted!

Hi Techies! Head on over to the Dearborn PBL Project page to see some new PBL projects that were developed by the Fall 2019 PBL Cohort. Simply click on the Sample Projects tab at the top and search by grade...

Keeping Track of Reading Progress with iLearn and Read Seed

Keeping track of your students’ reading progress can seem like a full-time job on its own, but for teachers using Read Seed with their iLearn courses there are a few shortcuts that can make things a whole lot easier…

Thanksgiving Fun for Elementary Students

Here’s a link to a fun Thanksgiving writing activity for elementary students.

Hypothesis- The Tool You Didn’t Know You Needed

Often times I am asked how teachers can have students annotate text on a webpage or PDF. And now, I have a definitive answer: Hypothesis.

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How to Take Running Records in Read Seed

Running records are a valuable tool for monitoring progress and identifying error patterns in student reading. Although it’s often difficult to find the time to take them on a regular basis, teachers using Read Seed in their iLearn courses have additional opportunities to engage in this important practice.

Saturdays with Moodle-Update

In my 23 years of teaching, nothing much surprises me. I feel like there isn't something that is done, said, or asked that I couldn't have predicted. Until now. We opened registration for our Saturdays with Moodle training series on December 19th, around 11:30 am. By...

Saturdays with Moodle Series

The Dearborn Public Schools Technology Department is excited to announce a professional development opportunity for teachers: the Saturdays with Moodle series!

New PBL Projects Posted!

Hi Techies! Head on over to the Dearborn PBL Project page to see some new PBL projects that were developed by the Fall 2019 PBL Cohort. Simply click on the Sample Projects tab at the top and search by grade...

Standards Based Assessment

In case you haven't heard, I am back working with my own set of students on a regular basis, leaving Amy as the only full-time Tech Coach in our district. This has given me the opportunity to try out some of the things I've been supporting teachers in doing over the...

Start the Year Off with Mahara Portfolios

Are you ready to start the year off with student portfolios? Check out the Mahara Workflow below! Each step contains a how-to video, suitable for teachers and students alike, designed to help students create dynamic and creative portfolios that showcase their best...

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Meet the Tech Coaches

Who we are, where we’re from, and what we do
 

Teacher Perspectives

Dearborn Teachers discuss their experiences with using the Moodle Workshop module in their instrution.

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Early Childhood / Preschool

Use technology in beneficial ways with your child
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Google Apps

Help, tips, and hints for using Google Apps for Education (G Suite)
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ePortfolios

Help students collect and curate artifacts of their work, set goals and develop plans.
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Moodle

Transform the way students learn in your classroom with iLearn
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iBlog

Form a working partnership with parents and students by communicating effectively
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Accessibility

Everyone has a right to information. Learn how to make your materials accessible to all.
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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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