NCPA #edtech Briefing: Thursday, September 24

 

Here is what we covered in under 20 minutes:

  1. Making Connections – Naarah
  2. Canvas Tips – Lisa
  3. Tech Ambassadors – Lisa

Thank you Naarah for sharing some very relevant tips in making connections with students.  Even if you aren’t physically present you can still have a presence in the classroom and in your students’ lives.

 

If you are interested in being a Tech Ambassador this year please contact Lisa Hughes.

Linking Calendly to your Canvas for Office Hours

Some of you mentioned that the “Quick Links” on the Canvas blueprint were not hyperlinked. This is something you may need to set up yourself. For the “Request a Reassessment”, we do not have a common form for this. Feel free to use Microsoft Forms or another method for this.

For the “Schedule an Office Hours Appointment” you may want to use Calendly to make this more efficient.  Calendly is a free tool that can be used to schedule appointments, similarly to if you wanted to schedule a haircut in the U.S.  In the free version, you can have one event available only (you cannot have two events, one for each class) and you can only do one-on-one meetings.

Here is how to set up your Calendly and link to Canvas:

https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/f3d5cc00-e9ad-471c-9ff6-f127168015ae

  1. Set up an account on Calendly
  2. Create the event and adjust settings to match your Office Hours
  3. Copy the link
  4. Go to “Edit” on your Canvas Homepage
  5. Click on the picture for “Schedule an Office Hours Appointment” and link it to your Calendly using the toolbar on the top.

NCPA #virtualschool Daily #edtech Briefing: Thursday, March 19th

Get the latest #virtualschool tips, FAQs, and demo slams from #pulaoproud Tech Ambs @newtonsscience @alannamounsey @trishmerewether @hanghesperwang @mbkkelsey live every Thursday at 8:30 am CST. Join link & recordings at http://go.ncpachina.org/vsdeb #issedu #acamistech

This day’s topics were:

  • All about Online Discussions ( Jigsaw in Teams, Groups in Canvas Discussions, Small Group Discussions )
  • Sharing Math Equation Templates
  • How to Record a Good Screencast

The Definitive Guide to Slow Internet

Since the beginning of virtual school, students have submitted at least 188 tickets to the IT helpdesk. Of those tickets, the largest single source of problems (56 tickets; 31%) is students’ slow home internet connections. China’s limited overseas connectivity causes slow home internet connections – essentially, there is an internet traffic jam between China and the rest of the world.

China’s internet traffic jam is so bad that Microsoft has published an article about it.

While the IT helpdesk can’t disperse this traffic jam, the helpdesk has found common workarounds that help students to submit their work. Click Continue reading below to see the full list.

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NCPA #virtualschool Daily #edtech Briefing: Tuesday, February 25

Get the latest #virtualschool tips, FAQs, and demo slams from #pulaoproud Tech Ambs @newtonsscience @alannamounsey @trishmerewether @hanghesperwang @mbkkelsey live every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am CST. Join link & recordings at http://go.ncpachina.org/vsdeb #issedu #acamistech

This day’s topics were:

  • +/ Δs
  • Contribute to Teacher Greeting Video
  • Making videos smaller via Handbrake
  • Free Brainpop, Free Nearpod, Mindmeister integrates into O365
  • Canvas Course Demo
  • Joke of the day

NCPA #virtualschool Daily #edtech Briefing: Thursday, Feb 27

Get the latest #virtualschool tips, FAQs, and demo slams from #pulaoproud Tech Ambs @newtonsscience @alannamounsey @trishmerewether @hanghesperwang @mbkkelsey live every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am CST. Join link & recordings at http://go.ncpachina.org/vsdeb #issedu #acamistech

This day’s topics were:

  • STEM Canvas course demo
  • Protocols for online meetings
  • Using Lucidchart for Chalktalks
  •  Alternatives to Padlet
  • Teams file syncing

NCPA #virtualschool Daily #edtech Briefing: Thursday, Feb 20

Get the latest #virtualschool tips, FAQs, and demo slams from #pulaoproud Tech Ambs @newtonsscience @alannamounsey @trishmerewether @hanghesperwang @mbkkelsey live every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am CST. Join link & recordings at http://go.ncpachina.org/vsdeb #issedu #acamistech

This day’s topics were:

  • Canvas Course Tour: Leo
  • Canvas Course Tour: Yosef
  • Use Canvas Quizzes to reduce cheating: LF & JK(?)
  • Remote Work Tips (HW)
  • Reminder: Nearpod (AM)
  • Bad Joke of the Day (AM)

NCPA #virtualschool #edtech Briefing: Tuesday, Feb 19

Get the latest #virtualschool tips, FAQs, and demo slams from #pulaoproud Tech Ambs @newtonsscience @alannamounsey @trishmerewether @hanghesperwang @mbkkelsey live every Tue/Thurs at 10:00am CST (in 60 mins). Join link & recordings at http://go.ncpachina.org/vsdeb #issedu #acamistech

The day’s topics were:

  • +/ Δs
  • Use teams status messages to separate work and life (MK)
  • Counseling office updates (AnMa)
  • Use Canvas and Turnitin to reduce cheating (CW)
  • Canvas Course Tour: Liza
  • Canvas Course Tour: Alanna
  • Canvas Course Tour: Hesper
  • Bad Joke of the Day (AM)

Student Engagement Consultancy Sessions from Friday, Feb 14

The Tech Ambassadors recognize that student engagement is a persistent area of interest for teachers in virtual school. In this peer-to-peer sharing session, we brainstormed strategies you’ve used to keep students engaged during virtual school. We took turns sharing them out using a group whiteboard tool and grouped them by category. Then, we discussed the options and clarified how we can use them in our own courses.

Our brainstorm is represented in the Padlet below:

NCPA #virtualschool Daily #edtech Briefing: Monday, Feb 10

Get the latest #virtualschool tips, FAQs, and demo slams from #pulaoproud Tech Ambs @newtonsscience @alannamounsey @trishmerewether @hanghesperwang @mbkkelsey live every day at 8:30am CST (in 30 mins). Join link & recordings at http://go.ncpachina.org/vsdeb #issedu #acamistech

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