So you’ve been working to redesign professional development (learning) for your teachers. The idea of choice and self-paced mastery has led you to the concept of self-directed modules and you think it would be a great addition to your professional development and/or technology integration plan. So you sit down at your computer, ready to put something together but don’t know where to start. Here are some ways to help you get started and design engaging, effective, and relevant online learning modules for your teachers.
Obviously, Google Hangouts seems to get most of the attention when it comes to video conferencing and for good reason. “Hangouts” is a great platform to host an online meeting or webinar, especially when you want to record the session and have it available to a wider audience after the meeting has ended. But if you’ve read some of my previous blog posts, you know that I like it when I can manage my class by housing students within one program with everything they will need. So in comes The BigBlueButton, hidden within Schoology’s app center. Continue reading “Add Video Conferencing to Your Schoology Classroom”
If you are a Schoology LMS user, hopefully, you have witnessed some of the magical things you can do within the program itself such as backchanneling, creating digital assignments, creating auto-grading tests and quizzes, tracking student work submissions, and so forth. But the true power of Schoology… is held in the ability to embed other content into it. Continue reading “The Power of the Schoology Embed Code”
As we progress, there is a continued push in education to “meet students where they are.” Teachers are aiming at creating a student-centered learning experience that immerses students by creating an environment in which the experiences are real, personal, and engaging. And hopefully, by submerging students head under stimuli, we can better hone their skills and make learning an experience they never want to leave, coming up for air only when necessary rather than drowning in content.