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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...
The Dearborn Public Schools Technology Department is excited to announce a professional development opportunity for teachers: the Saturdays with Moodle series!
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?
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 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…
Here’s a link to a fun Thanksgiving writing activity for elementary students.
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.
See how one teacher is using Mahara portfolios to check in on her students during Daily 5 rotations.
The Tech Team does it again! Now students can log in to iLearn (Moodle) using Google!
We all know that progress monitoring is an essential tool for teaching. The information gathered from a running record is extremely valuable to drive our reading instruction. The problem is that it requires the one thing teachers are always short on-- time. That's...
Here’s a fun and creative writing idea using Google Slides.
Multimedia brings academic vocabulary to life with the Glossary module in iLearn. Learn how.
Sometimes information is so good, it needs to be shared multiple times. This article, originally written and posted by Bob Harrison in May of 2016, has been updated and remixed with some new information. Enjoy!
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...
Need help with your new interactive projector? Check this out!
Are you looking for some engaging resources for your students that will help them better understand our Constitution? Look no more!
For our students who may be new to Chromebooks, learning how to use them should be quick and simple.
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...
Good afternoon and welcome back! As many of you already know, due to the unfortunate budget cuts and realigning of the staff, the Tech Coaches have been reduced to one. As the sole Tech Coach, I will do my absolute best to provide as much support to teachers as...
If you are a regular iLearn (Moodle) user, now is a good time to do a little tidying up of your course(s). Now that school is out of session and grades have already been recorded, we recommend you "Reset" your course. Resetting your course may sound alarming, but this...
Early Childhood / PreschoolUse technology in beneficial ways with your child
Google AppsHelp, tips, and hints for using Google Apps for Education (G Suite)
ePortfoliosHelp students collect and curate artifacts of their work, set goals and develop plans.
MoodleTransform the way students learn in your classroom with iLearn
Technology for Lifelong LearningAs 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 GoalThe 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…
- 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.