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Good K-12 Online Courses

As we plan forward for potential COVID-19 I'm looking for great online courses that I can share with our teachers as examples. Can anyone point me towards courses in the Canvas Commons that you would...

03-10-2020

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Coronavirus? Options for Turning Physical Classrooms into Virtual Classrooms

EEEK! I’m not an online teacher but I’ve been told the possibility of virtual teaching could be a reality due to the possible spreading of COVID-19. You may be more prepared than you think you are! ...

03-04-2020

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View Mastery of Outcomes but Use Traditional Gradebook

Is there a way for a course instructor to attach outcomes with rubrics and quizzes but maintain the traditional gradebook and still have the ability to track student outcome mastery? 

02-27-2020

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The Value of Canvas Discussion Boards

One of the first things I do when I want to learn anything about a specific platform, problem, or concept is to Google the idea and then look for discussion boards to read on the topic. I do this bec...

02-03-2020

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Turnitin Error Message

Has anyone seen this error message and know what it might mean when using Turnitin inside of Canvas? " This file is still being processed by the plagiarism detection tool associated with the assignme...

11-12-2019

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Data Driven Decision Making?

Some days I’m for it, some days I’m not. What I do know is that I am not for banking the decision of labeling a teacher good vs bad based on one assessment platform. High stakes testing leads to high...

11-04-2019

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Data Benefits of Digital Testing

The Benefits of Automated Grading- Using digital testing gives teachers the opportunity to quickly perform pre-assessments that can guide teachers forward in curriculum. Using dig...

10-30-2019

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"Missing/Late" Labels in Gradebook Woes

Each of the following questions could lead to teacher efficiencies, as well as less likelihood of improper labeling in regards to grade posting: It would be great if when a grade is entered in a ...

10-30-2019

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Extended Time on Quizzes not available?

A teacher wants to give extended time to a student on a quiz but that option doesn't seem to be available but I see that option when I research inside the community. Is that a setting that needs to b...

10-01-2019

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Free Apps that Integrate with Canvas LMS

Our teachers are beginning to feel more confident with the not so basic “basics” of using the learning management system, Canvas. Viewing this confidence has inspired me to look for App integration o...

09-26-2019

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Select a Student Group in Speedgrader?

I have a teacher that is currently trying to grade in speedgrader but getting the message "Select Student Group- Due to the size of your course you must select a student group before launching SpeedG...

09-26-2019

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Canvas and Apple Not Jiving

Our students don't seem to be able to use the Canvas Student iOS app on their iPads Other parents and students are complaining that their dashboard is blank when using Safari on a Mac. Is Canvas...

08-30-2019

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Rethinking Teaching with Canvas Tools Available

Our school rolled out Canvas with training last school year and expectations for usage this school year. We have learned a lot as we have moved forward. There has been some frustration and also some ...

02-21-2019

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The Value of Relevant Learning

Our school's professional development focus for this year is on assessment. As we have been talking about what good assessment looks like I have been thinking about my own life and what assessment lo...

01-14-2019

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New to an LMS? Take the time to revamp for high agency learning

Recently Eric Sheninger posted the following graphic as part of a blog post about   taking a critical lens to instructional design: I've been thinking about the above concepts on a regula...

12-21-2018

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Benefits of Digital Objective Testing

My thoughts on the benefits of digital objective testing: Automated grading - My number one reason for loving digital assessments is the ability to automate grading.  Using digital testing ...

12-21-2018

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Digital Testing Safeguards

In 2013 I wrote my first blog post on managing technology usage in the classroom. The fear of off-task behavior still seems to be one of the main reasons teachers are hesitant to use technology five ...

12-20-2018

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Canvas Tips for Educators

As our upper school has started to robustly use the learning management system Canvas, I have a few tricks and tips that might be helpful on the educator side of things: Things to be aware ...

12-20-2018

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Digital Course Design in a Nutshell for K12

As our upper school teachers start the process of using Canvas at our school, the tech department has started meeting with them to help them create their courses. Our CTO found a really great Canvas ...

12-20-2018

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Why use a LMS? Why use Canvas k12?

During the last school year, our school announced that our upper school teachers would be required to use the learning management system (LMS) named Canvas in 3 significant ways forward: All o...

12-20-2018

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