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 …

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 …