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Troubleshooting Tips for working with Students

“Help! It’s not working!” is something you are likely hearing on a daily basis from your students as they try to navigate this online remote learning environment. It is to be expected. They are often relying on you to be the expert as the classroom teacher, but this is a new teaching environment and we ...

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Turnitin and Canvas

Turnitin offers a direct integration in Canvas. What this means for you as a teacher is that you can create an external tool assignment and still have access to the Turnitin features and submission portal…all within Canvas. How this works for your students, they will open the assignment and have access to the Turnitin submission ...

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Canvas Group Sets for Assignments

Canvas allows the creation of Group Sets for a variety of purposes…one being group work. But in the greater scheme of assigning work to your students, you can also assign by group sets…what does this mean? When you create an assignment, you then check it as a group assignment (grade individually), this then allows you ...

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Teaching in Small Groups? Use Zoom Breakout Rooms!

Small group instruction is paramount to developing relationships, differentiating instruction, and progress monitoring for students. Luckily, this is still very possible in a remote teaching setting! Enter, Breakout Rooms in Zoom (yes, these are coming in Teams as well, so stay tuned!). Think partner reading, small group conferences, think-pair-share, and more! Breakout Rooms are also ...

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Canvas and Actively Learn

For all my friends who love Actively Learn, it now integrates into Canvas and will offer some benefits when you do. First, it will roster your students from Canvas, no need for codes anymore. Second, when you create an assignment in Actively Learn and sync it to Canvas, it will appear in your Canvas assignment ...

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Canvas Office Cloud Assignment Tips

For those of you who love Teams and the ease of creating cloud assignments for your students, never fear, Canvas has a similar ability. Here are some of tips I’ve gathered from working with you all the past few weeks. You asked, we are answering, here are some tips for using Office in Canvas Question: ...

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Canvas External Tools Rubric Workaround

You want the best of both worlds – to use an external tool integration for your assignment, but to grade it with a rubric! I am hoping with voting up, this will soon become a seamless work path in Canvas, but until then, there is a workaround. Thank your summer instructors Erin Kwok and Chris ...

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Using Flipgrid in Canvas

Getting Flipgrid set up in Canvas Are you ready to get your Flipgrid on? Before you do, here are the pros and cons of adding it to Canvas. Pros: It is easy to access from your course for both you and your students It will automatically register your students in your Flipgrid group (previously grid) ...

Give Yourself a Break and Outfit Your Teach-From-Home Set-Up

School is almost here and we are still in a Remote Learning mode. You have probably spent a lot of time thinking about, learning about and working about improving the experience for your students. However, it is also important to think about your space at home (if you are teaching from home) and what it ...

Ed Tech Summer Training Resources (Elementary)

Did you attend any of the ed tech summer training sessions, and want access to the resources from those courses? Look no further! Use this Padlet Link to find presentation slides, examples, and other resources galore. Suggestion: open the link in a browser window and begin scrolling up/down, and left/right to find what you need. ...

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