Why I Started Using eFolios

The first year, I decided to have the students use a standard lab notebook to record their observations. As the year unfolded, it was clear that many of the materials that the students were generating were digital, so in the second year, I decided to use an eFolio to evaluate student's work.

Live Formative Assessment and Interaction

At 8AM this morning, I stumbled into Molleen's Christian Morality class with a laptop in one hand and a foggy brain in the other. She began the class, sitting cross-legged on the table, leading the class in a meditative prayer. To my disbelief, chatty students became engaged, relaxed, and focused -- and I, myself, followed her lead … Continue reading Live Formative Assessment and Interaction

Merge PDFs

Teachers from various departments commonly ask, "How do I put 2 PDF documents into 1 file?" You may have noticed that a simple copy-and-paste isn't always the solution to merge these files. Check out how you can combine PDFs with Preview (for Macs). If you have a PC, you can use Adobe Acrobat (which the Tech … Continue reading Merge PDFs

How Flex Period Workshops Will Benefit You

As of 2017-2018, every student will be enrolled in a "Flex Period", a designated time and space for students to get help, finish work, reflect and better one's own practices, attend workshops, or relax. Learn what you can do to make the most of this period.

How Participation Increased from 4 to 140

For the last year, I had been working my butt off trying to get students to participate in tech training sessions that I'd spend hours preparing and advertising for - only to have about 7 people sign up and only 2-4 people attend each time (one of which was Gavin, my boss).

Scan as a Word File

Preparing your midterms or finals and don't have a digital copy? Instead of scanning the test as a PDF, try scanning as a Word file. Keep in mind that if this file is old, the scanned file may produce some strange formatting that may be difficult to work with.