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Ready-to-Use Constitution Day Resources in Nearpod
Check out the ready-made Constitution Day activities in Nearpod!
Tech Coach Tips | Document History · Quick QR Codes · ‘S’ is for secure
Learn how to see an animated history of a document–yours or a student’s, create quick QR Codes in Google Chrome, and how to know when a site is encrypted.
Virtual Reality has been slowly entering the educational scene for several years. One of the most interesting uses of VR I have seen is in the ability to create “meta” spaces for learners on a platform such as…
More Back to School Resources
Here’s another great set of resources courtesy of Ditch That Textbook. Included are ideas and templates for ice breakers, games, first week activities, tech tool refreshers, building community, read alouds, back to school templates, and more!
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…
Technology Professional Learning- Waitlist
We had an overwhelming response for our Professional Learning session for this Thursday on using Google with Schoology! Our session has filled up, but if you'd like to join the waitlist, you may do so here:...
Technology Professional Learning Opportunity
The Technology Department is partnering with Schoology to present another professional learning opportunity for teachers: Using Google with Schoology.
Arrested Professional Development- ArchiTECHs of Learning Episode 11 is OUT!
Are we “done” with technology now that the pandemic is effectively over? Listen in as Amy and Bob discuss recent conversations about professional learning–and the true place of technology in the classroom.
Help! I Need Somebody. . .
Check out the new Tech Coach resource- The Waiting Room! The Waiting Room is an open Zoom room that is available during the school day.
Linking Zoom and Schoology: The External Tool
The best way to create a link for 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).Select Add File/Link/External Tool.Select External Tool.In the Tool...
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
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...
Technology for Lifelong Learning
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.