Digital Citizenship Week

October 18th to October 22nd is Digital Citizenship Week and Common Sense Media is ready to share! With the use of technology and student’s experience on digital platforms, digital citizenship is more important than ever. Common Sense Media has provided digital citizenship curriculum for many year for teachers of all levels- Elementary, Middle or High ...

Set Up for Success: Elementary Edition

September in an elementary classroom is a whirlwind to welcome students, adjust to a physical classroom, build community, teach and review procedures and protocols, distribute technology and this year, complete new assessments (physical and digital). Teachers and students have accomplished so much in just a month! Way to go! For the month of October, some ...

Canvas “Message Students Who” in New Analytics

If you don’t have New Analytics enabled in your course, make sure you do that! From New Analytics there are several actions you can take and the newest one is brought to you by Bree Chang at Maywood. You have the ability to “message students who” from New Analytics that encompasses a broader search than ...

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The New Look of Actively Learn & Canvas Integration

Actively Learn got a facelift and has some key differences in how it will interact with Canvas, so Actively Learn users keep on reading! Changes to be aware of You will still create your assignment in Actively Learn, but you will need to add it to Canvas as an external tool assignment yourself. Once you ...

Teach Digital Citizenship Creatively

Looking for an engaging way to teach your elementary students about digital citizenship? Look no further! Our friends at Common Sense Education have created three digital books on Book Creator’s platform that brings their curriculum to life. These books can be viewed online by clicking here! No account required. Read on for information about how ...

Canvas Student Assignment Enhancements

You may see a green icon appearing on your students’ assignments and wonder what it is and how did it get there. This was a feature added last year that we recently turned on. What it does The Student Assignment Enhancement allows students to monitor their progress within an individual assignment. It tracks which attempt ...

Optimizing your Clever Teacher Page

As we kick off the new school year, teachers are busy creating classroom communities, as well as organizing and orienting students to both their physical space and their digital space. Clever is one key aspect of our digital spaces, helping students and families find the resources and information that they need quickly and efficiently.   Below are ...

Bulk Edit Assignment Due Dates in Canvas

You have successfully imported your course and even adjusted the due dates, but they are not quite right. Or perhaps you removed the due dates. There is a quick and efficient way to adjust due days or remove them altogether. First, navigate to your course and then Assignments. From there select the 3 “more options” ...

Beginning of the Year with Canvas

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our students on August 31, many who have not been on campus for a year and a half. We want to make sure everything is ready to go and one of those spaces is Canvas. Changes and Tips for the 2021-2022 School Year As you may have noticed, ...

Canvas Course Checklist

In an effort to help improve the user experience for teachers, students and parents, a committee of teachers and administrators developed the Canvas Course Checklist. You can use this to guide you as you are beginning to set up your Canvas courses.

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