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 …

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 …

Can I schedule posts in Schoology like I could in Edmodo?

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

A popular feature from Edmodo that teachers have a hard time finding in Schoology is the scheduling option for assignments or quizzes.  This was popular for teachers who anticipated being out with a substitute and wanted activities to turn on when the period starts.  Teachers like to manage when students are exposed to information and when Read More …

ICYMI Tech Tuesday – Schoology Q&A

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Tech Tuesday 1617

How is Schoology going? What are you planning that we can get ready? In this session, bring your questions, and we will explore answers. Yesterday, we did some exploring.  There were many teachers ready to set up Schoology assignments and quizzes. Math teachers were most interested in how we can get MathType easily talk to Read More …

ICYMI Tech Tuesday – Bring Your Own Topic

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Tech Tuesday 1617

On the second-Tuesday of the month, I host a regular Bring-Your-Own-Topic session on my Tech Tuesday rotation.  This has always been a great space to follow-up on prior trainings and also explore the complexities we realize after we go back and apply new learning to our classrooms. This week, I took a different approach by 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 …