Tech Tip Tuesday

Canvas Tabbed Agenda Page

Do you want a different way to display your agenda for the week in Canvas?  Check out this super clean look to a weekly agenda in Canvas! Watch this video to learn more.  Interested?  Shoot me an email and I will stop in and help you set this up in your canvas courses.

Prodigy WYTOPP Test Prep Option

Did you know that you can set up prodigy w/ WYTOPP practice questions?  Click  here for a step-by-step instruction sheet on how to set that up!

Tech Tip Tuesday (Padlet)

Padlet is a useful, engaging tool to increase student collaboration skills and knowledge creation to promote deep understandings of key concepts.  It allows for flexibility in voice, choice, time and space for students and teachers.  Watch this video to see three different ways to use Padlet in the classroom and how to set up your own Padlet. You get 3 or 4 free padlets in the free version. 

Padlet can be embedded into your canvas pages, assignments, discussions, announcements, etc…  Students do not need to leave Canvas to use padlet.  Click  here for written instructions or watch this video on how to embed items into Canvas.

Grudge Ball

This is a game that your students will love!  It is called Grudge Ball and is better suited for upper elementary to high school.  It is not very techy, but very engaging.  Here is an overview of how the game works.  I used “Explain Everything” as my whiteboard in the tutorial which is also a great tech tool if you need a digital whiteboard in which students can collaborate.  Here is a Grudge Ball template that you can open on your Cleartouch Easinote software ready to go for the game.  

Tech Tip Tuesday- Rewordify.com

Rewordify is a free tool that allows you to take any text and simplify it to different reading levels.  Watch the video to learn how to use Rewordify.  This is a great tool to help differentiate reading and build vocabulary for every student. Click here for a written quick start guide.

More Feedback for Greater Learning

Quick tools for formative assessment, teacher clarity and questioning resources, and more professional learning posted!

Formative Assessment Ideas

Are you looking for quick tools for formative assessment? Here are a few ideas!

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Teacher Clarity & Questioning Resources

Are you interested in any of these resources? Fill out this quick request by November 4th and they’ll get ordered for you!

  • The Teacher Clarity Playbook: A hands-on guide to creating learning intentions and success criteria for organized, effective instruction.
  • The Success Criteria Playbook: A hands-on guide to making learning visible and measurable.
  • Questioning Sequences in the Classroom: Ask targeted questions to enhance students reasoning skills and increase rigor in classrooms. Use a four-phase questioning sequence to help students make claims, build sound arguments, and provide evidence to support their points.
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Professional Learning

Looking for credits? New credit opportunities were posted to our Professional Learning page.