• Schoology Assignments Part 1 and 2

    Posted by Joani Kay on 11/1/2020

    Schoology: Create Assignment Part 1

    • Example of good layout
    • Add image and links
    • Due date and example of how it shows "late" if turned in past due date

     

     

    Create Assignment Part 2

    • ​Ability to Lock Assignment
    • Publish / unpublish before student submit, not after
    • Add rubric
    • Allow students to comment

     

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  • PowerPoint 2019

    Posted by Joani Kay on 9/14/2020

    Narrations and timings can enhance a web-based or self-running slide show. If you have a sound card, microphone, and speakers, and (optionally) a webcam, you can record your PowerPoint presentation and capture narrations, slide timings, and ink gestures.

    After you have made the recording, it's like any other presentation that can be played for you or your audience in Slide Show—or you can save the presentation as a video file. Learn more...

    Slide Narration

     

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  • Mirroring 360

    Posted by Joani Kay on 9/3/2020

     

    Mirror Devices to your Computer + Share your Computer Screen

    Quickly connect student Chromebooks to your projector.

     

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  • Hapara Focused Browsing

    Posted by Joani Kay on 9/3/2020

    Hapara

    Hapara Focused Browsing is a great feature to guide and focus students to the correct website, quiz sites, and more.

    Open Tabs is a fantastic feature for sharing URLs to learners within your class. You can also choose to focusyour students to the newly opened browser tabs for a set period of time using the Focused Browsing feature. 

    When a Focused Browsing session is active, learners can’t open new tabs, swap to other tabs or browse to new sites or URLs.

    Important NOTES from our testing:

    • Open Hapara from the icon in your ClassLink. Open the class you plan to focus browsing. 
      • If students are using school Chromebooks - they should show up in your Hapara automatically.
      • If they are using personal devices, which we do not recommend, have them access Google.com and login with their school email. Then you should see them in Hapara. 
    • We do not recommend using the preset timing tool because servers are not always in sync. Only launch Focus Browsing after students are in class.
    • Student will receive a message that a focused browing session is about to begin.
    • Teacher may setup the session so any tabs students had open previoys to session re-open - or they do not re-open.

    Link to additional information with option screens from HAPARAhttps://tinyurl.com/ybjrc9pg

    Quick Video to get you started....

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=35&v=s_dfx6BZQrQ

     

     

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  • Screencastify – Works in Chrome

    Posted by Joani Kay on 9/2/2020

    Screencastify, Great resource for How To and more

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=71&v=AdQnYUGO384

     

    Quick Guide Resources https://help.screencastify.com/collection/128-user-guide

     

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  • Adobe Spark EDU

    Posted by Joani Kay on 9/1/2020

    Welcome to MBS Adobe Spark EDU

     

    February 2020 MBS started our EDU accounts. They are linked to your school Google accounts. You will find the icon in your ClassLink.

     

    Adobe Spark EDU is the integrated web and mobile solution that enables everyone, especially teachers and their students of all ages, to easily create and share impactful visual stories

     

     

     

     

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  • Chromebook Keyboard Shorts

    Posted by Joani Kay on 8/29/2020

    Cool resource for Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts

    • Ctl-Shift-T opens the tab you accidentally closed
    • Ctl-Alt-? gives a full list of all shortcuts

     

    ChromebookKeyboardShortCuts

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  • 2 Tools to Share - Canva and Classroom Video On Demand

    Posted by Joani Kay on 2/5/2020

    Canva

     

    You and your students can create and design graphics, posters, documents, brochures, covers, certificates, charts, graphs, flyers, infographics, presentations, visual organizers and more. Upload your own graphics or have access to millions of images, filters, icons, shapes, and fonts. The product is available on the web and has apps for iPhones and Chromebooks.

     

     

     

     

    Brand new library resource, Classroom Video on Demand. This service gives you access to thousands of curriculum related videos to use with your classes. Our librarians have emailed the educator’s guide and quick fact sheet if you would like more information. http://cvod.infobase.com/p_Home.aspx

     

    • On campus, just go to the library landing page, scroll down to the bottom and click the Classroom Video On Demand logo to access the website – no password needed
    • It is extremely easy to put these video links into your Canvas pages and there is no worry about copyright violations.  All these videos are legally acquired and meant for use in the educational setting. 
    • All videos are segmented, so you can easily use smaller portions of the video instead of fast-forwarding or showing the whole thing.
    • These videos are from producers like A&E, TED, National Geographic and other quality programmers whose content is not legally available for free use on the web.  See the fact sheet for a more comprehensive list of producers. 
    • Stop by to see Annalisa and Sonya if you have any questions.  We think you’ll love it! 

     

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  • Need Publication Templates?

    Posted by Joani Kay on 2/4/2020

    If you are looking for quick and easy templates, try these with your students.

     

    Free Google Doc Newspaper Template
    https://wghstechwizard.weebly.com/blog/google-docs-newspaper-templates

    Free Microsoft Newspaper Templates
    https://templates.office.com/en-us/Newsletters

    Newspaper Templates

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  • FlipGrid

    Posted by Joani Kay on 2/3/2020

    Flipgrid is simple. Engage and empower every voice in your classroom or community by recording and sharing short, awesome videos … together!

    It’s simple, fun and takes only a few minutes! Learners pause and flip their camera while recording, add uploaded photos and videos, trim unlimited clips and include a whiteboard, video styles, text, emoji, inking and more to superpower their stories!

     

     

    FlipGrid

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