Building O’Dowd’s Ed Tech Leaders

In the 2017-2018 school year, we have made an effort to increase frequency of teacher gatherings to create a greater sense of community, collaboration, shared resources, and experiences. To further build and enhance this initiative, our first cohort of Ed Tech Representatives have stepped up to actively seek the best practices of teaching, use of … Continue reading Building O’Dowd’s Ed Tech Leaders

T3 February: What’s Working?

In past T3 meetings, we've never had a good chunk of time dedicated to talking about the work that our teachers are doing in the classroom, so this month, we focused solely on sharing what has been working well. Creativity Assign projects that create a sense of self by: Mr. Kris Koller, Religious Studies Department … Continue reading T3 February: What’s Working?

5 Features in Schoology that are Working For Me

Schoology is the online hub that our teachers generally use to share resources, assign coursework, and communicate information to students and parents. Ms. Rita Yeh, Mandarin Teacher at O'Dowd, is a stellar educator who is constantly striving to better her teaching practice and to use available tools more efficiently. Here are some of the ways … Continue reading 5 Features in Schoology that are Working For Me

T3 November: That Gut Feeling

I was really nervous about this reflective T3 meeting. Not because I had run through the schedule 10 times too few or that I didn't practice reciting my lines every day on my drive to work, but because, I never really know who or what to expect at T3 meetings. What if no one shows … Continue reading T3 November: That Gut Feeling

T3 October: Literacy Strategies

On October 25, 2017, 11 of us gathered in Room 124 to discuss literacy (reading, writing, listening, speaking) strategies that teachers from any department could use. Add yourself to the Schoology course to join in on the conversations: 8TGGV-7R5F3. What is literacy and why does it matter? Reading, writing, speaking, listening. Whether you teach English or … Continue reading T3 October: Literacy Strategies

Why I Use HyperDocs

Presentation created by Dr. Laura Ramey What is a HyperDoc? HyperDoc is a term used for an interactive Google Doc that serves as the foundation for a "choose-your-own-story" lesson. Click here to learn more about how you can create your own HyperDoc.

Google Drive Assignment Feedback in Schoology

Narrated and recorded by Molleen Dominguez Using the new Google Drive Assignments in Schoology, Molleen Dominguez of the Religion Department shares best practices of what she has learned about providing efficient digital feedback. Here's how you can create Google Drive assignments in Schoology. 0:00-0:15 | How to grade with rubrics with Schoology-Drive Assignments 0:15-1:53 | Schoology/PowerSchool … Continue reading Google Drive Assignment Feedback in Schoology

T3 August: Start of the School Year

On August 16, 2017, a couple of us gathered in the library to talk about ways we start the school year. Add yourself to the Schoology course to join the conversations: 8TGGV-7R5F3. New things that teachers are trying in their classrooms: Classroom jobs - Natalie is assigning roles for systematic task automation. Here's an example … Continue reading T3 August: Start of the School Year