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15 Mar 2016
Here are five ways to get started getting the most out of your Mac. Anyone can use these MacBook tools! Are you a 9th grade teacher looking for some new uses for student MacBooks? Or perhaps you are a 10th-12th grade teacher thinking ahead to next year? MacBooks can be used in a lot of productive and creative ways with your students.   1) Preview - Preview is a tool that is built into your MacBook. It allows you to take an image or PDF file and add shapes, text, drawings, highlights, and more. This is perfect for highlighting texts,…
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08 Mar 2016
  HTML code. What image appears in your mind when you hear those words? A series of 1s and 0s in green letters on a black screen? Your old customized MySpace profile? Well if you know how to copy and paste, keep reading because you can use it to make your Canvas course or Teacher website more interactive!   So why use HTML code? For starters, many web tools provide you with the HTML code you need to embed their content directly into Canvas or SchoolWires pages by simply copying and pasting it in. No coding experience required! And students…
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04 Mar 2016
Quizzes are one of the most common features we see teachers using in Canvas. And with the help of Canvas, you can create some truly impressive and useful quizzes. This blog post will cover some of the great options that are available to you in Canvas that you might not be aware of. Use the links to find more detailed step-by-step instructions that show you how to use these features.   With Canvas, you can create all sorts of quizzes; multiple choice, matching, true/false, drop down menus, multiple answers, essay, etc. But with Canvas, you can add digital media as…
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22 Feb 2016
We know that feedback for students is very important in continuing their path towards mastery of skills and concepts. In fact, John Hattie rates it in his top 10 most influential factors on student achievement. Unfortunately, giving detailed feedback can be time consuming and difficult to organize. Canvas can help!   The Old Fashioned Way When your students submit work to you in the traditional way (i.e. on paper or in-class performances), you are pretty limited in the modes of feedback that you can give them. You can write on their work, highlight, underline, and annotate. On Infinite Campus you…
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