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Well, our big surprise is REVEALED! After months of ideas, discussions, and planning, we are pleased to introduce our newest project~ ArchiTECHs of Learning!
You better not cry
You better not pout
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NO I’M NOT!
One thing that may be helpful for teachers in an entirely digital environment is to have a framework off of which to build lessons. A group of teachers and edTech folks have put together several of these and called them #EduProtocols. These can be used for things like...
The following are some resources parents may need to help their students to be successful and to navigate the tools we have available. As we approach parent-teacher conferences, you may wish to share some of these with parents. Most of these resources have been...
As we know, formative assessments are a great way to drive instruction. Using immediate, on-the-fly checks for understanding can steer a lesson in a matter of seconds, and also help teachers form differentiated groups quickly and efficiently. When we were in the “classroom”, a whiteboard was the perfect tool for this purpose. Now that we’re online, you can still use them.
A rubric is one of the most valuable tools for teachers when it comes to formative assessment. A good rubric allows teachers to... communicate expectationsset boundaries for student workgive standardized feedback The rubric creation process is also a valuable PLC...
Now that we are in our second marking period, teachers are looking for a way to show only assignments and grades for the current marking period in the gradebook. This is a fairly simple process, fortunately!
Certainly, even if we’re only learning how to use these tools to get us through the pandemic, it is not in vain–our learning is still worth it for the sake of kids. But we can begin to focus immediately on how we can use this (and future technological developments) to transform the ways we teach and the ways students learn.
We are getting a lot of panicked messages from teachers who cannot find their Schoology courses. If you fall into this category, try this first.
In this remote environment, it is especially necessary to be able to schedule and meet with students, parents, and colleagues on an individual basis. One way to coordinate that is to use Google Calendar to create appointment slots. To create a block of time in which...
Please join us for this week's Tech Coaches' Corner. On Wednesday, Bob will be talking about setting up grading groups in Schoology. His session will begin at 3:15. On Thursday, Amy will be talking about setting up breakout rooms in Zoom. Her session will begin at...
With all of the Zooming going on around the district, we are aware of an issue with some Chromebook microphones. The good news is, updated Chromebooks now give you the ability to adjust your microphone volume.
Check out Wednesday’s Tech Coaches’ Corner sessions!
Don't forget to join us this afternoon for Tech Coaches Corner. Today's topics are Various Options for Annotating Documents in Schoology and Recording with Zoom and Loom. To register, click on the Tech Coaches Corner button on our blog. We hope to see you there!
Just a reminder that Tech Coaches Corner begins today! Today’s topics are Essential Settings for Zoom Meetings with Bob Harrison at 3:15, and Adding External Tools and Linking Specials in Schoology at 4:00 with Amy Gwizdz.
The Tech Coaches are excited to announce the return of Tech Coaches' Corner: synchronous Zoom PD sessions for educators on various topics that will help you use and further integrate district-provided technology to help your students learn. Throughout October, we'll...
One way classroom teachers can help students and parents navigate Schoology is by including a folder of links to special area teachers’ courses within their own course. If done properly, students will never have to leave the classroom teacher’s Schoology course to visit another teacher’s course.
Here are a few more tips you may not know about that may help make yours and your students' lives easier (and maybe less stressful) as you continue to make your way through the year with Zoom. 1. Split Screen (Chromebook) You can use these buttons on a Chromebook to...
It's time! Our office hours have begun! We are available Monday through Thursday, from 9-10 and 1-2 for open office hours. Just click on the yellow Enter Zoom button at the top of our blog! See you then!
The back-and-forth of email isn’t always the best way to troubleshoot issues, so we have decided to try something new: TECH COACH OFFICE HOURS!
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...
Technology for Lifelong Learning
- Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity.
- Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments.
- Model digital age work and learning.
- Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility.
- Engage in professional growth and leadership.
from Standards for Teachers.