Six Steps to Restart Schoology at the Semester

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Setting Sail with Schoology

Right before the holiday break, many of our teachers start preparing for the next semester.  That means that teachers are re-arranging or tidying up their blended learning resources by tweaking their courses in Schoology, our learning management system.  Our success with Schoology has been great due in large part to the automation we have set Read More …

ICYMI ClassFlow Online Activities

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Tech Tuesday 1718

This week’s Tech Tuesday explored: Great for learning stations or review on the ActivPanel, ClassFlow Activities let you build categorization, crossword, flash card, labeled diagram, matching, memory game, sequencing, timeline, word search and Venn diagram interactives. Use your ClassFlow Activities on an ActivPanel OR send them to students’ Macs! As I have learned more about Read More …

ICYMI Quick & Easy Instructional Videos for Absent Students

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Tech Tuesday 1718

This week’s Tech Tuesday explored: So, you’re missing students during in-class instruction. You’ve got all the materials posted in Schoology but kids can’t “put it together. Schoology tells them what to do, not how to do it… how do you fill in the context? In this session, learn how to capture instructions in audio, a Read More …

ICYMI What my teachers brought to BYOTopic Tech Tuesday

This entry is part 2 of 4 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 4 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 …