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 …

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 …

ACT Question of the Day coming to you via Schoology!

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Setting Sail with Schoology

As South Carolina transitions most of its school accountability system from being focused on HSAP to the ACT + WorkKeys one-two combo tests, many of the teachers at my school have been spending time learning about these new tests.  I had a conversation last semester with a math teacher after some professional development on the ACT Read More …

ICYMI Shoology 999 – Back to Schoology

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Tech Tuesday 1617

What do you need to get Schoology ready for the new semester? In this session, review your semester setup checklist and also revisit tricks and methods that will help keep your courses organized and your students up-to-date. For the most part, this session revolved around what changes in Schoology were taking place since our SIS Read More …

ICYMI LanSchool 103 – Configuration and Setup

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Tech Tuesday 1617

In this session, gain access to your class lists and learn the workflow of using LanSchool in your classroom to narrow student access to websites or apps. Agenda Discussion of power dynamics and student relationships… What are my two golden rules of LanSchool? What situations are tools inappropriate?  What tools are going to trigger student Read More …