ICYMI What my teachers brought to BYOTopic Tech Tuesday

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Tech Tuesday 1718

This week’s Tech Tuesday explored topics of teachers’ own interests.  BYOTopic Tuesdays are often the days that I get a pulse on the technology integration efforts my teachers are making.  It’s a time for reflection and discussion about the challenges teachers face and the enhancements we can make.  Here’s recap of some of the conversations Read More …

ICYMI Putting the New Schoology Assessments to Work for State Test/EOC Prep

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Tech Tuesday 1718

This week’s Tech Tuesday explored: How can teachers utilize Schoology’s new interactive assessments to mimic South Carolina’s End-of-Course Exams?  In this session, learn how to create drag-and-drop labeling; timeline; sorting and other assessments with the upgraded features. Last week, our school district opted-in to the beta of Schoology’s new Assessments features (see playlist here or Read More …

New Series: Bridging Teaching and Learning into China

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Bridging Teaching and Learning into China

In June, I traveled with a handful of colleagues from my district to teach students and train teachers in China.   This was a unique opportunity for me to bridge two of my passions — travel and education!  Our partners on this trip, the Chinese and Cultural Exchange Center (CCEC) and the Creative Academic Network (CAN), tasked us Read More …

ICYMI Schoology 104 – Discussion Boards

This entry is part of 9 in the series Tech Tuesday 1617

How do you create online, interactive conversations for your students? In this session, learn how to use the Discussions feature in Schoology to host discussions and grade student participation. Also learn about best practices for online discussions. On Tuesday we looked at some great ways to use the robust Discussions feature in Schoology Courses.  Discussions have Read More …

ICYMI Assistive Technologies and Accessibility Tools in OSX

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Tech Tuesday 1617

Are assistive technologies just for students with IEPs and 504s? In this session, we will explore the tools that students can use to make learning and classroom resources better fit their needs (and also some that we may eventually need later in our lives). Learn about technologies that support, physical, visual or auditory needs of Read More …

Docking a Mac to my desk using my spare Dell accessories

This has been a post long in the making, but is pretty simple.  This is the short story of me dumping my clunky office Windows PC for the MacBook Air, which performs much faster thanks to multiple cores, a solid state boot disk and, frankly, a better operating system.  As my school went one-to-one, teachers Read More …