Using Item Banks in Schoology Assessments

Teachers can not easily copy questions from one quiz to another within Schoology. However, there are other options for people looking to use questions on multiple assessments: Item Banks.

First Graders Showcase their Favorite Places in Dearborn

Back in late fall, a Tech Coach from LakeVille, Michigan, reached out via social media in hopes of finding a first grade class to collaborate with. DuVall’s first graders and their teacher, Emily Press, stepped up. This is their story.

Nearpod Collaborate Board Updates

Nearpod has recently updated Collaborate Boards with some new features. If you haven’t used Nearpod in a while, here’s what’s new:

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…

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ArchiTECHs of Learning

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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...

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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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