Zoom Features in the Virtual Classroom pt.3

Welcome back, Zoomers! To continue the adventure with new and/or improved features in Zoom, part 3 is coming your way. This post is all about video displays that you have available now with the updated version and how you might use them in your virtual classroom. Pinning Pinning is a user-defined feature that allows the user to select another ...

Canvas PDF Workaround

Last year we did a post on pesky PDFs and how to work with them in Teams. Now it is time to consider how to use them best in Canvas. There are several approaches you might consider. Let’s explore a couple in detail. Using a PDF and Canvas’s Doc Viewer Canvas Doc Viewer is that ...

Zoom Features for the Virtual Classroom pt.2

Zooming back to you for part 2 of this 3 part series on Zoom Features for the Virtual Classroom. Hopefully, you had a chance to take a look at part 1 all about the Zoom Desktop app, new updates, and using polls to support your students. Today, we are going to take a look at ...

Zoom Features for the Virtual Classroom pt. 1

Are you ready for a new set of Zoom features to use to engage your students and enhance your virtual classroom? As teachers become more comfortable with the features and all that Zoom has to offer, the more creative our thinking can be around our virtual classroom and engaging students. Zoom is constantly evolving too, offering new updates and features ...

Scheduling Appointments in Canvas Calendar

Our teachers have been busy unraveling the Canvas conundrum. There are so many features, it can be overwhelming. It is wonderful that we can share those insights here. This post is brought to you by Cayley Byrne and Melissa Miller from Issaquah Middle School. They have clarified how you can use Appointment Groups in Canvas ...

ISTE Empowered Learner: Student Learning in Action

The ISTE standards are perhaps more important now than ever as we are all diving into the technology world of education. This year, your Building Tech Series will highlight an ISTE standard each month and we are kicking off with Empowered Learner. Empowered Learner sets a goal for “Students [to] leverage technology to take an ...

Canvas Learning Mastery Paths

Differentiation in Canvas is not as easy as we hoped. We can easily adjust due dates, but what is the best way of offering differentiated content? One way is through Learning Mastery Paths. Erin Kwok at Pacific Cascade Middle School has taken the initiative in understanding more about this feature in Canvas and its connection ...

Canvas Quizzes: Extra Time and Tries

As we are learning more about Canvas each week, from use and from collaboration and chatting with our fellow teachers, we would like to highlight some of those learnings. A special thank you to Kristie Bennett at Skyline High School for her contribution to the BNP this week and sharing her insights to quizzes and ...

Engage Students through Seesaw Choice Boards

Are you looking to offer students choice in how to engage with content, demonstrate their learning, and liven up routines? Try creating a “Choice Board” in Seesaw! Choice boards are essentially graphic organizers comprised of images or other shapes that offer students choice in how to complete an instructional activity. Choice boards have many powerful ...

Canvas Gradebook – Understanding the Color Coding

Canvas has color-coding to help you know when an assignment is late, excused, dropped, resubmitted or missing. The colors are very light pastels that can be difficult to read. Well, keep reading on how you can change the colors to be more bold and to help identify the categories based on your color preferences. First, ...

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