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Parent App Feature Requests

I got some valuable feedback from a parent who would love to see 2 updates made... 1.  Add a legend to the app & website for each icon. 2. Add sort by due date ability to the app. ...

10-31-2020

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Shape the Narrative/Culture Remotely

Below is a letter I very recently sent out to our 160 faculty members after COVID-19 closed down our schools. Very little info had been directed to us from the administration except that we were to b...

03-18-2020

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Hosting a Canvas Live event

I want to host a Canvas Live event on how I rolled out Canvas + Chromebook roll out to my public HS of 1600 students and 150 faculty. I think the info could really help other schools, but I don't hav...

08-18-2019

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My Instructurecon Takeaway

   Recently I attended Instructurecon 2019. Over the years I have used many different LMS...from Moodle and Fusion pages to D2L and Blackboard. What has made Canvas stand out is that i...

07-17-2019

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The Power of PLNs

As I gear up for my 2nd InstructureCon and continue working on a Masters in EdTech Leadership, I have really been putting a lot of thought into Personal Learning Networks. My goal has been to cr...

06-29-2019

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Running Scripts in Canvas

I actually had a student who is a current HS junior, a club officer for our NJROTC,  ask a question that made me feel less than intelligent! He is the 'Teacher' role for the ROTC default course ...

05-31-2019

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OJRHS: Getting Future Ready with Canvas

Future Ready is a term that is being applied across the board in today’s educational universe and our high school is doing its part on several fronts. One of those pieces starts with our brand new LM...

05-30-2019

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Blueprint functionality

I pushed out content into a module from a Blueprint shell, but the items are not in the order I placed them in the module. In the child courses they were pushed to the bottom even though I placed the...

05-03-2019

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SIS Sync duplication

I have a Learning Support Teacher who has been syncing all year and now in the 3rd quarter she is getting multiple assignments being created in Skyward from her 1 assignment in Canvas. Now she has a ...

03-26-2019

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Apps in RCE

So recently I noticed a change in the functionality of apps in the RCE mainly YouTube and Google Drive. I use Chrome as a browser and for some reason now those apps that were working just fine are co...

02-07-2019

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The Need for Coaches in Schools Today...

I recently saw an inspirational quote at my gym that read "To be different, you have to think differently". That rung true for me on many levels. And it is especially true when I think about how I ru...

01-07-2019

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Dinner Time!

I recently saw on Twitter a superintendent from Virginia who paraphrased a high school student’s perspective on teacher-centered classrooms versus student-centered ones. They described it in a food a...

12-02-2018

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Grading with a stylus in Speedgrader App???

Does anyone know of a teacher that is proficient in grading with a stylus on Canvas? I'd love to know what device they use and if they grade essays with it? We have been testing out paperless grad...

11-14-2018

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Educational Technology Tightrope

In today's digital era of ubiquitous technology we teachers need to walk the tightrope of what is educationally appropriate. I recently saw on Twitter a photo from a local IU training session that wa...

11-11-2018

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State of the Union

The State of the Union is strong! We have had a great 1st quarter with Canvas and Chromebooks. I thought I would take this week to highlight some of the great features teachers have been using and ab...

10-28-2018

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Is anyone else having issues with Skyward (SIS syncing)?

We are experiencing 2 issues and we got resolutions through the support tickets, but it was more like a MacGuyver fix than a reason as to why it is happening and how to prevent it. 1. Unchecking t...

10-24-2018

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Unique Uniformity

After almost a quarter of the school year under way, we are starting to see trends. The ability in Canvas to really do whatever you heart desires with your course is a blessing and a curse. With so m...

10-14-2018

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K-12 Quiz Integrity + IEPs

What kind of functionality do K-12 teachers have in terms of Learning Support in Quizzes and Quizzes.Next?   For example, if a teacher gives an assessment in class and then an IEP student need...

10-12-2018

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The Dog Ate My Chromebook

As we continue to work with all this new technology, the number one priority will be to make sure our students come to class prepared. We obviously cannot pack their bags for them, but by having expe...

10-07-2018

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Consistency is Key

One thing my school as Tech newbies will have to consider as we move forward with Canvas, or really any LMS, is consistency. Consistency for our students and parents within our course design to easil...

09-30-2018

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Formerly a Latin and Spanish Teacher at a public high school in Southeastern PA. I know help empower my HS (1700 Students and 160 Teachers) to better levage technology in today's classrooms. I also work as an Instructional Designer in the evenings for Villanova University. I am incredibly passionate about pedagogy and how Edtech can enhance that experience. I hope to see Education revolutionized in my lifetime!
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