What is it? The Comprehensive 2018 Planners are two different resources built by O'Dowd teachers that provides teachers with personalized spaces for you to map out different areas of work by week or by unit. Brian Cushing (Social Studies Teacher & Co-Chair) and Laura Ramey's (Religious Studies Teacher) planning resource helps teachers visualize the day-to-day … Continue reading Comprehensive 2018-2019 O’Dowd Planners
Sarah shared a wealth of knowledge in cartography and free resources available to educators. We shared PBS map frustrations (which we learned not all was lost), ogled over the potential in Google Arts & Culture 360° walkthroughs, but mostly I was amazed by how seamlessly she facilitated conversations that allowed departments from Religion, Geo-History, and World Languages to connect over the topic of "Teaching with Maps".
Ms. Molleen Dominguez, Ed Tech enthusiast of the Religious Studies department, is proposing a more efficient distribution of departmental course information through the creation of a dynamic Course Planning Document.
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.
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
As an O'Dowd staff member, your "email@example.com" email account is a Google account, which gives you plenty of space and storage in our cloud-based backup server, Google Drive.
Instead of feeding information to a learner, the learners in a reverse book study are the ones curating, compiling, and making meaning of information.
From questions like "How do I delete submissions in Schoology?" to "Is this mole cancerous?", I learned how to use keywords to find the answer I needed for that moment. Here are some things I learned...