Category Archives: Uncategorized

4… Save Your Work!


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:

  1. Save the entire course! (Easy)
  2. Save individual materials or folders. (Proactive)
  3. 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.

Save an Entire course to Personal Resources:
(Video on Saving Course) ~ hat tip to James Taschek for this.

  1. The first step would be to create a collection with the course name in personal resources
  2. Then go to the course to save
  3. Click Options
  4. Click Save Course to Resources
  5. Note: The copying-job may take a few hours.
  6. Select the Collection and/or Folder
  7. Click Submit


Save Individual Materials or Folders:

  1. Go to the course to save materials
  2. Click the “Gear” beside the content to copy
  3. Click Save to Resources
  4. Select the Collection and/or Folder to copy to
  5. Click Save Copy
  6. Note: The copying-job may take a few hours.

Computer Coding for Girls

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL: January 4-February 8, 2016, Mondays only, 3:30-5:30 PM • 4th-6th grade • Location: Pinhead HQ • Tuition: $150/6-week series.

projects-bitsbox-rocket-girlExpressly for girls, these introductory courses in computer coding are designed to show the fun side of computer science, build confidence, and whet girls’ appetites for this critical 21st century skill as students write code to build apps. Instructors: Alley Rubadeau.

>>> Pinhead Institute <<<

TIS Instructional Technology In-service

Dear TIS Superstars,

I’m looking forward to working with all of you tomorrow at 8:30 in TIS room 105.

Please take a moment now to make sure you are able to log in to Schoology and can see your courses (classes). After signing in, please join my Schoology Course with this code. JVVFW-5W5C6

If you are unable to log in to with your school email address, please let me know right away. OR if you don’t see your classes, let me know.



Location: TIS Room 202

Bring: Charged laptop & charged iPad (w/ Schoology Application)

Getting Started w/ Schoology 8:30-10:15
Getting Started with Schoology provides an overview of Courses, and Course Materials in addition to a snapshot of Groups and Resources. Participants will learn the skills and knowledge needed to begin using Schoology with students.
Upon completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Create Schoology Materials for student use
  • Collect and evaluate student work
  • Create groups for faculty communication and resource sharing

Utilizing Google Drive w/ Schoology 10:30-11-30
Utilizing Google Drive with Schoology provides a thorough understanding of how to create a seamless work flow between Schoology and Google Drive. Participants will:

  • Access and edit all your Google Drive Content within Schoology
  • Import Google Drive content into courses, groups and resources
  • Assign and collect student submissions with ease
  • Link and embed Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms to collaborate and engage

Notetaking w/ Notability 1:00-2:00
Notability is a powerful, yet wonderfully simple note-taking and annotation.

Students and teachers can use Notability daily to take notes, sketch ideas, annotate PDFs, mark-up photos, record lectures, provide audio feedback and more. It is uniquely designed for each device to provide the best note taking experience at school, at home, and at work. And with iCloud, your notes are always up to date.

  • Capture memorable notes with these essential features
  • Audio Recordings: Review and Give Feedback
  • Import and Annotate PDFs
  • All Electronic Workflow
  • Organize and Share Notes
  • iCloud Sync
  • Auto-backup

Tech Tuesday: Prezi on 03/18/2014

Tech Tuesday is coming up March 18th, 3:30-4:30 (room 200).  During this session, we’ll explore using Prezi on the iPad to meet Common Core SL. 5.5. With Prezi, students can create presentations that are more engaging and memorable.*

*Warning overuse may result in nauseousness.

Please create an account [free] using a laptop/desktop at I recommend creating the account through your Google account. You are not able create an account from the iPad.

Common Core SL.5.5 Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

To Bring:

Please your iPad loaded with the Prezi.

Students WANTED for TIS Tech Crew


I just put up posters requesting students for a TIS Tech Crew. I’ll make an announcement during the Miner Meeting as well.



Students are welcome to sign up now or wait until after the Miner Meeting. If they have any questions, they can talk to me or wait until the Miner Meeting.

The plan is to meet with students weekly. I may have to divide the team into two groups 4/5th and 6th due to schedules. Students will learn how to trouble-shoot common software/hardware issues and will also create and publish tutorials via screencasts.

If you have a student in mind that you think would be great for this, please encourage them to sign up. They can use the QR code scanner to scan the bar code on the poster, which will take them to the form. Or they can just go to

Thanks so much!