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19 Jan 2017
No matter how many times I create a course in Canvas, I wonder if it is really working for my students. My course has looked different every year, at times even every unit, as I have tried to find the best way to engage students into my online course content. Luckily, Canvas has some tried and true suggestions to make your course a powerful learning tool for your students.   The DLC’s were introduced to a Canvas video series called the FastTrack. There are over 30 short videos on how to create a more engaging canvas course. Each video is…
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28 Apr 2016
A few years ago, Shakopee looked at many different learning management (LMS) platforms such as Canvas, Schoology, It’s Learning, and Moodle. Many of those in attendance loved the flexibility that Canvas offered over its competitors. While Canvas was not used by many school districts in Minnesota at the time, it was clear that they were expanding their reach across the country because they have a solid product that continues to improve. Nearly three years later, Canvas has spread to Minnesota K12 school districts including Duluth, Wayzata, Proctor, Esko, De La Salle, and more. It’s cool to be the trendsetters, right?!…
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25 Mar 2016
We all need to be gone from school from time to time. Whether we are ill, have sick kids, or have articulation or committee meetings, absences happen. When we leave our classroom, we don’t know exactly what to expect when we get back. We might have multiple teachers cover our classes or a sub that we’ve never met before. Often times we are just hoping that there weren’t any behavior problems! We feel like we lose a day of instruction when we are gone.   So how can we “be” at school, even when we aren’t able to be physically…
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