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
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?
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
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.
For years, students were provided with thick application and information packets, which were frequently lost or misplaced.
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).
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.
As an O'Dowd staff member, your "firstname.lastname@example.org" email account is a Google account, which gives you plenty of space and storage in our cloud-based backup server, Google Drive.
Don't worry about where to you have to put everything. Just delete. And make it a regular habit, too. Brian and I discuss the accumulation, mass, and clutter of digital files.
As a teacher, you will primarily use 3 features of PowerSchool (also called PowerTeacher sometimes) the most: