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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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16 Feb 2016
Here's what's happening in tech integration! Last week students from Pearson 6th Grade Center and West Junior High and Kindergarten teachers from Jackson and Sun Path presented to parents, teachers, and community members at the Referendum Update Open House to demonstrate ways we are using technology to enhance student learning. Middle level students gave live demonstrations about using green screens, collecting data in science class, coding, programming, and using Notability and Canvas. K teachers presented Osmo, Book Creator, and Seesaw to illustrate creative and innovative uses of iPads in K-1 classrooms across the district. It was an exciting night for…
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16 Feb 2016
  This week the DLCs are excited to launch our first creativity contest! Teachers, classrooms, and students are encouraged to share what they love about Shakopee Schools. Pictographs, videos, presentations... there are no restrictions to the format, so let the creativity flow!  Email links of your complete work to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tweet us @shakopeedlc The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 26.
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