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.

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

What You Need to Know for Back to School Night

Written by: Colette Roche As you know, Back to School Night sets the tone for your entire year with the parents of your new students, and it opens the door to trust and cooperation. Here are general reminders as you prepare. Your desired outcomes for the evening: Parents will say there is no other place … Continue reading What You Need to Know for Back to School Night

Six Skills to Enhance Collaboration

Written by: Colette Roche Together we create an ever better O’Dowd.  Here are six skills to consider as we work on our curriculum during faculty collaboration. 1. COMMUNICATION It’s hard to collaborate without good communication.  Good communication means making assumptions and expectations explicit. It means understanding your role and expressing yourself clearly and respectfully. 2. … Continue reading Six Skills to Enhance Collaboration

Two Birds, One Stone: “Today In…” on Schoology

Here's how I (Molleen Dominguez) try to make the "Today In..." entry count in many ways by posting it on Schoology AND copying it in an email to absent students. Have a workflow or quick tip that you'd like to share? Click here!

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