I am curious to know if anyone has had great success with using Canvas in the elementary grades...K-4? Our students and teachers 5-12 use Canvas and love it...of course! I have had handfuls of teachers in the lower grades ask how they could use parts of Canvas with their students better. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
So glad to see that some attention is being given to K-2 folks. I want to be able to utilize Canvas but so many of the features seem geared toward 6-12. In particular, since K-2 does not use Powerschool for grades, we need to understand how Canvas addresses our needs in order to increase usage.
Our focus with lower grades next school year will be using Canvas as tool to organize communications between the parents, students, and teacher. Teachers will make their Syllabus pages public and will update that page with their weekly activities as well as any information that parents and students need to know about. The public syllabus pages will be linked off of the school website and organized by grade level and teacher so parents who do not sign up for Observer accounts will still be able to keep up with what is going on in the classroom.
Here is a list of some of the things that I talk to Elementary teachers about using Canvas with their students:
I'm sure there are some other things we've suggested but those are the things I could think of off the top of my head.