Interested in Using Hypothes.is?

"Collaborative annotation can help connect students and teachers while they keep their distance to safeguard their health during the current crisis. Reading alongside and interacting with each other using Hypothesis is about as close to a seminar-style experience as...

Good News!

The recording from today's hangout on technology help is ready! Click on this link to view the recording: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RAFG2z81zF4a04ttZaqofkKw1JlMXxUW Click on this link for the chat transcript:...

Screencasting and iLearn Q & A Recordings are Now Available!

The recordings from yesterday's Google Hangouts for screencasting and the iLearn Q & A are now available to view. Click on the links below to see each video. There are also transcripts of the chats available, as well. The screencasting hangout can be viewed here:...

Tech Help Hangout Today!

Today’s Google Hangouts will be on general technology help. Bring your questions, suggestions, and what has been working (or not) for you! You can join a hangout by computer, tablet, smartphone, or Chromebook. You can also call in on your telephone and hear the audio...

Today’s Hangouts- Screencasting and iLearn Q & A

Happy Thursday! Today's Google Hangouts will be on screencasting using Screencastify and an iLearn Q & A. You can join a hangout by computer, tablet, smartphone, or Chromebook. You can also call in on your telephone and hear the audio only. The screencasting hangout...

NEW iLearn Hangout Link

For those of you in the iLearn hangout, here is the NEW link: meet.google.com/eyd-ygjy-dqu. Fingers crossed this one will work!

Let’s Hangout!

I will be hosting two Google Hangouts today in order to assist teachers with Google Classroom and iLearn. You can join by computer, tablet, smartphone, or Chromebook. You can also call in on your telephone and hear the audio only. The Google Classroom Hangout will...

iLearn Upgrades

For about the next hour, connectivity to iLearn will be intermittent, due to upgrades on the server. Thank you for your patience while we try to improve your iLearn...

iLearn and Google Classroom Quick Links

While we are working on a unique and personalized learning experience for our staff, if you are struggling or have a quick question about iLearn (Moodle) or Google Classroom, please visit the following sites. They are very helpful and thorough. Click on either image...

Help is Here!

For those of you frantically trying to pull things together online for your students, help is here! I am available via email, Google Hangouts, or telephone. If you'd like to reach me by phone, please call my Google Voice number at 313-246-2770. I will do my very best...

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Good News!

The recording from today's hangout on technology help is ready! Click on this link to view the recording: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RAFG2z81zF4a04ttZaqofkKw1JlMXxUW Click on this link for the chat transcript:...

Tech Help Hangout Today!

Today’s Google Hangouts will be on general technology help. Bring your questions, suggestions, and what has been working (or not) for you! You can join a hangout by computer, tablet, smartphone, or Chromebook. You can also call in on your telephone and hear the audio...

Let’s Hangout!

I will be hosting two Google Hangouts today in order to assist teachers with Google Classroom and iLearn. You can join by computer, tablet, smartphone, or Chromebook. You can also call in on your telephone and hear the audio only. The Google Classroom Hangout will...

iLearn Upgrades

For about the next hour, connectivity to iLearn will be intermittent, due to upgrades on the server. Thank you for your patience while we try to improve your iLearn...

iLearn and Google Classroom Quick Links

While we are working on a unique and personalized learning experience for our staff, if you are struggling or have a quick question about iLearn (Moodle) or Google Classroom, please visit the following sites. They are very helpful and thorough. Click on either image...

Help is Here!

For those of you frantically trying to pull things together online for your students, help is here! I am available via email, Google Hangouts, or telephone. If you'd like to reach me by phone, please call my Google Voice number at 313-246-2770. I will do my very best...

Need Help? Call the Tech Coach!

For those of you who may require some assistance, guidance, or looking for suggestions while trying to implement a remote learning experience for your students, I will be in my office today from about 10-2. You can teach me at 313-827-7580. Let me know how I can help!...

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...

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Get help on some of the most frequently-used tools.

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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