Playlist: OneNote Class Notebook Setup on a Mac

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Office 365 for Educators

While Microsoft is doing a great job of providing OneNote resources for teachers at http://onenoteforteachers.com, I find that Microsoft’s efforts are still pretty Windows/PC-centric.  In an effort to “translate” the process of creating a OneNote Class Notebook to the Mac realm, I’ve posted a new YouTube series just for Mac-wielding students and teachers. Over the past Read More …

LMS (Lemonade & Meatball Sub) Event

Today, I hosted a teacher feedback event as our district looks at two potential learning management system choices — Canvas or Schoology.  It would be easy for me to make a recommendation for one over the other without getting teacher feedback or buy-in.  However, this is a system that is used hundreds of times per Read More …

ICYMI Tech Tuesday – PBL 502 – Building Better Rubrics

This entry is part 15 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

If you missed the Tech Tuesday session yesterday, click here to check out the agenda and materials.  Below, I’ve linked a screencast I posted to my YouTube channel that models a standards-based approach to writing a rubric.  Using the template I provided in yesterday’s post (also below), you can go through the process yourself. Screencast Read More …

Tech Tuesday – PBL 502 – Building Better Rubrics

This entry is part 14 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

How can we as teachers develop useable and thorough rubrics that set high expectations but also provide student voice/choice?  In this session, bring your standards and expectations, because we will be building rubrics for your project(s). Agenda Review of rubric characteristics from previous rubric meeting Brief overview of laying-out a rubric in Word Find your Read More …

ICYMI: ComicLife Pt 1 – Scripting Your First Comic Book

This is the first post of my ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) effort to follow-up on Tech Tuesday trainings I provide to my school.  I will do my best to upload materials and a short tutorial video in case you could not get away during your planning period this week.  Below, check out the Read More …

Contention 1 for @newtechnetwork #echoAV | Value of “talk” in feedback and assessment

In my quest for generating more authentic feedback in writing, I often find myself drawn to conversations, whether they are synchronous or asynchronous.  We know our pedagogy is strengthened by feedback that helps students grow, understand and better communicate their thoughts or work products.  When we hold writing conferences, we realize a truth that we may Read More …