Check out Flippity.net. This website allows you to customize and create many different types of activities (scavenger hunt, memory, snowman, etc…) My favorite feature is the random name picker; check it out in the Edugif below! It goes pretty fast, so if you would like me to help you use this tool, shoot me an email and I will come to you and show you how to incorporate it into your lessons.
October Standards Updates
Check out the October, 2022 standards update from the Wyoming Department of Education. This issue contains:
- Information on performance standards for Math, Science, and Computer Science.
- Assessment Authoring Tools guides and webinar recordings.
- Dates and updates on the PAEMST award cycle, the Native American Education Conference, and the 2023 U.s. Senate Youth Program.
- STEM updates include: 2nd annual teacher hackathon, a new graduate program, and numerous resource.
- CTE updates about the national conference and other professional learning opportunities.
- Nomination information for the Carol Mead Leader in Literacy Award.
- Fine & Performing Arts grants.
- Scholarship to attend the National Council for History Education Conference free online courses from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Plains Indian Museum for Social Studies.
Tech Tip of the Week!
Sick of students creating powerpoint after powerpoint in your class? Want to provide them another avenue to create and express themselves and/or show what they know?
This week’s tech tip is a Thinglink about Thinglink. It is a creation tool that you and/or your students can use to show what they know, share information, etc… in a different way.
Check out the Thinglink below that will explain everything about Thinglink. Also, highlighted in this Thinglink are two CCSD1 teachers who have tried Thinglink in their classrooms this year! One is a step-by-step project, created in Rebecca Elliott’s 7th grade ELA classroom, that has students edit an already created thinglink to showcase their understanding of the novel, Heat. The other one is a Happiness choice board project created in Melina Foster’s ELA classroom at the HS.
Also included in this thinglink is a “student and teacher how-to-guide” to get you started (you can download it right from the thinglink). Or you can always shoot me an email and I can help you learn the tech tool, create and integrate it into a lesson, and even come to your classroom and teach the tech tool to your students!
Gamification Strategy to boost engagement: Search and Destroy
A great way to boost engagement in your classroom is with academic gamification strategies. There are lots of tech options out there, but an “oldie but a goodie” non-tech game is search and destroy which is essentially an academic battleship game.
Here is a pdf copy (of the above image) as well as the gameboard template.
WDE October Learning
Check out the opportunities for learning in October! PTSB credit is available for most of the trainings. Topics include:
- Assessment literacy
- Hathaway scholarship orientation
- Data literacy
- Supporting beginning teachers
- Standards-referenced reporting
- Standards-based learning
- SMART goals for teams
How do I embed a Google Slide
This video and step-by-step instructions show you how to embed a google slide in 2 ways! Click the image to see instructions.
Why would you want to embed rather than link? That way students do not need to leave Canvas in order to see what you want them to see.
HOW TO EMBED A
POWERPOINT IN CANVAS
Embedding a powerpoint so students are able to view it in Canvas is a process, but if you click the image to the right, I have explained it for you step-by-step.
Why would you want to embed rather than just link? That way students do not have to leave Canvas in order to view what you want them to view. Embedding limits the amounts of clicks needed to see what you want students to see.
How to Easily Link Canvas
Assignments, Quizzes, Pages
If you want to provide links for students within Canvas to other Canvas pages, quizzes, assignments, etc…, check out this video and handout!
It is amazingly easy to make links to already created materials in Canvas. You just use the link (chain-link icon) tool in the toolbar.
How do I make individual copies of a powerpoint or google slides for students to fill out and submit in Canvas?
Have a great assignment in which your students need to complete a slide (either powerpoint or googleslide)? Or any document from your google drive or onedrive?
You can easily add it to Canvas using the Google Cloud Doc Assignment or Office 365 document external tool feature!
Click the image to the right for a how-to guide!
HOW TO PUT A VIEW ONLY LINK IN CANVAS
Want to add a view-only link in Canvas from your computer, Onedrive, or Google Drive?
Use the plug-in tool in Canvas to make this process a breeze! Click the image for how-to instructions!