We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.
That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 4th-8th). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code. Our Hour of Code is a statement that Telluride Intermediate School is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills.
Please join me for Wired Wednesday. We will focus on one application, program or teaching strategy that will make life better for you or your students either by enhancing teaching/learning or streamlining work-flow. Each session is worth 1/15th of a credit (1 seat hour). The first class will be “Schoology Assignments” on Sept. 21.
All are welcome! Whether you are afraid you’ll break it or are a Power User or something in between, you are encouraged to attend. Please bring your laptop and iPad.
The end of the year is quickly approaching. It’s time to consider saving your work in Schoology. By this I mean, ALL of the resource links, files, assignments, quizzes, etc. this year for next year. You have 3 options:
Save the entire course! (Easy)
Save individual materials or folders. (Proactive)
Save nothing and hope that the course archived and you can root around for the work you didn’t save. (Challenging)
Below y0u’ll find direction on how to save your courses and individual materials/folders. If you would like support with any part of this process, please let me know.
What if you have already built content in your course or at the end of the semester/year you want to save your entire course to resources so you can begin to edit for next year (or save for future years), the steps below will help you save your materials. Throughout the Resources module you have seen that resources let you share, save, and copy materials easily to courses, which means the more you work in your Resources the easier it is to create course content.
TIS (and TMHS) is converting to Schoology Enterprise this year. This means that all classes and students will be pre-populated in the Schoology platform and be synced with PowerTeacher. Students will now have one place to go see all their classes, teachers, assignments and calendars making it easy to communicate about all classroom and school related activities. This will also be a place for parents to easily keep track of student progress and communicate directly with you. Schoology knocks the socks off of Google Classroom (click on image on left). It will be a great tool for enabling building wide collaboration and supporting student-teacher-parent communications. The best part of all of this is while PowerTeacher is still the place to post report card grades, you can now create assignments in Schoology and sync those assignments directly with the PowerTeacher gradebook. During In-Service, we go over in detail how to make the best use of Schoology and its features.
Also, we’ve purchased Notability (replacing uPad) for students and staff. This will enable students to easily annotate and share PDF’s and much more. There will be more information shared during in-service.