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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 has recently updated Collaborate Boards with some new features. If you haven’t used Nearpod in a while, here’s what’s new:
Check out these new features in Nearpod’s “Time to Climb”.
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.
Here are 5 common Nearpod activities that help you meet technology integration standards.
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.
There are a few slots left for our Technology Professional Learning Experience on Thursday, April 7th.
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...
If there’s anyone who has failed in the effort to create an aesthetically-pleasing learning environment, it’s me–from day one…
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:...
The Technology Department is partnering with Schoology to present another professional learning opportunity for teachers: Using Google with Schoology.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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...
Have you noticed a bunch of black, yellow, and green bar graphs showing up on your social media or in your text messages lately? What is this tiny, colorful graph that is taking over the internet? It’s Wordle, and there are some great ways to use it in your classroom!
Remember that at the end of the semester for secondary courses, your Schoology Courses are Archived…
As we finish the first semester of learning, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
Let me know how I can support you!
Due to the teacher shortage, both Tech Coaches are teaching in classrooms presently. If you need assistance, please reach out to the Help Desk at 837-3003. Hopefully we will be back to supporting teachers soon!
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.