Connecting with Seesaw Blogs

Seesaw blogs are a great way for students to share their work and ideas and build relationships and connections with peers. Using Seesaw Blogs paves the way for students to become Creative Communicators (ISTE standard) Enabling the Blog in Seesaw allows students to submit a Seesaw activity or post to the blog (after teacher approval) for ...

Canvas Gradebook, Setting Default Grades

As you are furiously grading you might be looking for some shortcuts to quickly add grades. Maybe you have finished grading an assignment and will need to add just a few grades. Instead of searching through all your students, you can set the default grade. From your Canvas gradebook, find the assignment you want to ...

Canvas and Kaltura

If you are a Zoom user, Kaltura just made everything a lot easier. Now you can record to the cloud and your videos will automatically be transferred to Canvas Instructor Media upon upload completion. There are some nuances to be aware of though regarding publishing, editing, and student access. Instructor Media Your first stop to ...

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 ...

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