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.

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It’s Time! (To Update your Zoom Client)

It’s Time! (To Update your Zoom Client)

Zoom is making updates that improve function and use.  Dearborn Public Schools personnel have the  Zoom desktop client installed on their district desktop computer and can check for updates.  To start this process, click on your zoom desktop icon that appears like the...

Where are all the Chromebooks?!?!?!

Where are all the Chromebooks?!?!?!

The district has purchased 15,000 Chromebooks to replace most of those that went home during our period of virtual learning. So where are they? The tech team has been working hard on the weekends to get the Chromebooks in the hands of students, and I spent last...

Seasonal Ideas Across Grade Levels

Seasonal Ideas Across Grade Levels

As the weather turns cooler and the leaves on the trees start to change color, our thoughts turn to jack o' lanterns, broomsticks and all things haunted. Some of our favorite EdTech people have shared some pretty cool Halloween activities, and we wanted to share them...

Heads Up!

Heads Up!

Unfortunately, due to a staffing shortage in the district, everyone's favorite secondary Tech Coach, Bob Harrison, has been returned to the classroom for the time being. If you have questions for Bob, or would like to set up a Tech Coach appointment, please contact...

How Can the Tech Coaches Help?

How Can the Tech Coaches Help?

If you are reading this, you probably know that we are the district Tech Coaches, and that we are available to collaborate with you on best practices in technology integration. However, you may not know exactly what we do, or can do.

Chromebook Essentials

Chromebook Essentials

As you are now well aware, Chromebooks have become one of the essential school supplies for students of all ages. However, many students are still not using them to their greatest potential. Here are a few tips and tricks that every student should know to get the most...

The Auto-Graded Essay

The Auto-Graded Essay

One of the most challenging things to automate has been providing timely and valuable feedback on free-response questions. There are still not entirely great options for doing this, but one solution I have found over the last several years has gotten me a little further along the path to my goal of automating everything that can be automated…

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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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