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Use technology in beneficial ways with your child
Help, tips, and hints for using Google Apps for Education (G Suite)
Help students collect and curate artifacts of their work, set goals and develop plans.
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We’re helping teachers use technology as an essential part of changing the way learning happens in their classrooms.
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.
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…
- 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.
Check out our latest blog posts
We All Make Mistakes I recently read an article published on Shaelynn Farnsworth's blog, entitled 6 Alternatives to Reading Logs. It piqued my interest because I remember assigning reading logs in my classroom, and how that plan didn't always work out so well. When I...
Ready-Made, Ready to Use Courses Over the past month, I have been busy creating a few courses that teachers could use right now. These courses were designed to be imported into a current iLearn course, so they can be edited to fit individual needs, or they can be...
Over the past two weeks, I have been working with a team of outstanding high school social studies teachers, including Mr. Hussein Beydoun, Mr. Marc Golles, Mr. William Harrison, Mr. Pete Kotsogiannis, Mrs. Katie Meyers, Mr. Jamie Nack, Ms. Fatmeh Rida, and Mrs....
Digital Babies: How Lower Elementary Teachers are Harnessing the Power of Chromebooks with their Students
"My kids can't do that." This is one of the most common (and incorrect) statements I hear as a Tech Coach. But this isn't what I see when I work with students. I witness students, as young as 5, logging into Chromebooks, navigating the internet, and utilizing apps-...
As I have sat down with students who are not doing well in my class over the past 17 years, one recurring conversation has gone something like this: "Mr. Harrison, I'm studying for your tests, but I'm still not doing well on them. I don't know what else to do." I...
Today, the Tech Coaches had the opportunity to assist at the GSRP's Parent University held at River Oaks. We helped parents of preschoolers locate and download teacher-approved, interactive apps for use with their children at home. Upon recommendation from...
Join us for our next Tech Coaches' Corner December 7th in room 13 at ASC (18700 Audette, Dearborn MI 48124). We will run two sessions, one at 3:00 and the other at 4:00 to accommodate both secondary and elementary teachers. During these sessions, we will Help you...
#GAfE4Littles Recently, I was fortunate enough to stumble across a blog by a very talented elementary teacher, named Christine Pinto. Christine's site, called #GAfE4Littles, is a treasure trove of Google Apps for Eduation resources geared towards lower el teachers...
Today, students in Joe Shannon's 2nd hour history class at Fordson generated QR codes for their "My Learning Plan" Pages and submitted them to Mr. Shannon's iLearn course. Mr. Shannon can now print the QR codes so students can place the code in a location like their...
Over the past couple weeks, Dearborn teachers Scott Apple, Marla Wiacek, and Julie Wooton have had their students using the Moodle (iLearn) Workshop module to submit writing and then self- and peer-assess that writing based on the rubric designed by the teacher. The...
It's really tough to change education when our thinking is, um, well... 80 years behind. At a foundational level, we will always need to know what students know before we can effectively address their needs. The way we do so, given the available resources and...
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