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Preparing Sub Plans in Schoology

Considering the nature of the situation in which we find ourselves at the present time, it would be wise to prepare a couple days of emergency sub plans in your Schoology course. One way to do this is to create a folder that will forever sit at the bottom of your...

Schoology Student Resource Kit

Schoology has provided a plethora of resources for teachers, students, and parents. Most of these resources can be found on YouTube. This post will talk about some resources to help students.

Sharing Your Rubrics in Schoology

Well-made rubrics can be a valuable means of communicating student expectations and giving standardized feedback on student work. Just as importantly, they can be an essential tool in supporting a viable curriculum when shared among teachers in a PLC. Fortunately,...

Create Editable Worksheets in Schoology with Google Drawings

In addition to the methods I posted on recently on how to allow students to draw, write and annotate in Schoology, here's another way to create an assignment that students can write on. This method involves using Google drawings, which you can access by going to...

You’ve Got Company!

Did you know that you can enable a sound notification in Zoom that lets you know when someone has entered or left your meeting, or if someone is in your waiting room? Well you can!

Have Students Annotate or Show Their Work

One popular request we've had from teachers of multiple disciplines and levels is this: How can I have the students annotate or show their work on Schoology? There are a few ways to do this. One way is to create an assessment in Schoology and add a question of the...

Student Engagement Hacks in Schoology

As you have already found, there are many avenues teachers can take within Schoology to engage students in the learning process. Schoology has assembled a crowd-sourced publication with 27 strategies for engaging students further. Before you get too excited, know that...

Increase the Visual Appeal of your Schoology Page

There are several ways to make your Schoology Course page more aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate. You can find many of these methods with a quick Google or YouTube search. The video below shows one teacher's method for doing this. If you view the video on...

Make Your Remote Learning Norms Clear

With all of our new tools and despite the fact that efforts have been made to simplify things for students, parents, and teachers, there are still a gazillion combinations of ways to do things within each of these tools. Students approach our classes, wondering: Where...

Linking Zoom on Schoology: The External Tool

One way to link Zoom in Schoology is to create meetings and simply add the link to your Schoology page. Another way to link to Zoom in Schoology is to use the External Tool. To do this, In Schoology, Click Add Materials (or hover over one of the section dividers)....

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Preparing Sub Plans in Schoology

Preparing Sub Plans in Schoology

Considering the nature of the situation in which we find ourselves at the present time, it would be wise to prepare a couple days of emergency sub plans in your Schoology course. One way to do this is to create a folder that will forever sit at the bottom of your...

Sharing Your Rubrics in Schoology

Sharing Your Rubrics in Schoology

Well-made rubrics can be a valuable means of communicating student expectations and giving standardized feedback on student work. Just as importantly, they can be an essential tool in supporting a viable curriculum when shared among teachers in a PLC. Fortunately,...

You’ve Got Company!

You’ve Got Company!

Did you know that you can enable a sound notification in Zoom that lets you know when someone has entered or left your meeting, or if someone is in your waiting room? Well you can!

Student Engagement Hacks in Schoology

Student Engagement Hacks in Schoology

As you have already found, there are many avenues teachers can take within Schoology to engage students in the learning process. Schoology has assembled a crowd-sourced publication with 27 strategies for engaging students further. Before you get too excited, know that...

Increase the Visual Appeal of your Schoology Page

Increase the Visual Appeal of your Schoology Page

There are several ways to make your Schoology Course page more aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate. You can find many of these methods with a quick Google or YouTube search. The video below shows one teacher's method for doing this. If you view the video on...

Make Your Remote Learning Norms Clear

Make Your Remote Learning Norms Clear

With all of our new tools and despite the fact that efforts have been made to simplify things for students, parents, and teachers, there are still a gazillion combinations of ways to do things within each of these tools. Students approach our classes, wondering: Where...

Zoom Tip: Turn OFF Private Chat

Zoom Tip: Turn OFF Private Chat

One way to help maintain focus in your Zoom classroom is to disable private chats within Zoom. You can set this for all of your Zoom meetings. Here's how: In your Zoom Dashboard: Click Settings.Click In Meeting (Basic).Make sure the Private Chat setting is OFF (gray,...

Reminder!  The Tech Coaches are Here for YOU!

Reminder! The Tech Coaches are Here for YOU!

Bob and Amy are available for virtual Tech Coach meetings! To set up an appointment with either Bob or Amy, click on the appropriate button located at the top of the Tech Coach homepage. After selecting your choice of meeting times, you will receive a calendar...

Avoid Confusion with Schoology Grades

Avoid Confusion with Schoology Grades

As you may know by now, grades will not transfer automatically to MiStar from Schoology. This means that a student's overall grade in MiStar may end up being different than their overall grade in Schoology, especially if you are grading other assignments than those in...

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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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