Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

By

Vote for your favorite novels on The Great American Read from PBS

Vote for your favorite novels on The Great American Read from PBS (now through Oct 18). You can vote daily. Learn more at this link:  http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/    and these hashtags:

#GreatReadPBS     @pbsteachers 

http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/source/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/love-read.jpg

http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/source/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/love-read.jpg

 

There are four ways to vote: online, on Twitter or Facebook, by SMS, and, beginning September 11th, by phone. To vote online, click the vote link for your book of choice. To vote on Twitter or Facebook, tweet or post the hashtag. Explore the list below and vote for your favorites or find the voting hashtags here to vote on social media and SMS. The full voting details are available here. To learn more about voting, visit here.

Decorate your classroom with America’s favorite books! Check out printable posters & quote cards from .

Here is a link to the full ballot: https://bento.cdn.pbs.org/hostedbento-prod/filer_public/gar-phase-2/assets/TGAR_BookChecklist_2018.pdf 

 

Image Links

http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/source/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/love-read.jpg

https://goo.gl/images/j2k62U

By

Weekend Ed. Quote ~ August 31

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.

~ Henry David Thoreau

Ants by Teague

Photo by Helen Teague

 

 

~~~

 

By

Up Close & Canvas: SpeedGrader

PBS TeacherLine uses the Canvas Learning Management System for its full array of online undergrad and graduate courses.

 

One of the best features of Canvas is SpeedGrader. Canvas wizard Dave Pelino offers these insights regarding Canvas in general and the SpeedGrader feature in particular:

 


“Canvas is very user friendly, especially with SpeedGrader. When you are in a discussion forum, if you click on the “Settings cog” in the upper right hand corner of the forum directions (to the right of the “edit” button) the drop down menu will give you a SpeedGrader option there as well. Once you open that you can see all the posts for each of your individual learners. You can also grade from there and enter your feedback.

Another way to get there is to click on a grade for any student under a discussion forum column in the grade book, when the box opens there is a SpeedGrader option in it. 

A third option will allow you to see everything a learner has submitted fairly quickly – open the grade book and click on the learner’s name. A list of all assignments will appear and as you click on any of them you will see either the submission (if it was an assignment) or all their posts at once (if it was a forum).  You can also grade and leave comments from here.

Using the back button quickly brings you right back to that list. If you click “Show All Details” on the grade page it will even show all feedback you provided and any comments the learner left for you.

Thanks, Dave, for sharing these efficient tips for SpeedGrader!

For more information, view this Speedgrader post from the Canvas forums.

By

Weekend Ed. Quote ~ August 24

“too slow, too big, pretty, and touchy-feely”  ~the 2007 description of the iPhone, Time Magazine’s Invention of the Year for 2007

 

Not all impressions are accurate (kinda applies to the engaged classroom through the eyes of outsiders).

 

 

 

~~~

 

By

Back-to-School Survival Tip # 5


 

Many school classes begin this week… here is a back-to-school survival tip: Build Your Sanctuary Fort


 

 

via GIPHY

By

Back-to-School Survival Tip #4

Amazon/Thriftbooks/AbeBooks your reading list

 

via GIPHY

By

Back-to-School Survival Tip #3


Many school classes begin this week… here is a back-to-school survival tip: Stock up on Supplies


 

 

via GIPHY

By

Back-to-School Survival Tip #2

Many Texas schools begin tomorrow… here is a back-to-school survival tip:


Bed Chill GIF by SLOTHILDA - Find & Share on GIPHY

 


 

See more Back-to-School Survival Tips

By

Back-to-School Survival Tip #1


Many school classes begin this week… here is a back-to-school survival tip: Laugh During Meetings


 

 

Video by Gerry Brooks, the Funniest Principal on the Planet

 


 

By

Weekend Ed. Quote – August 17

“Order emerges at the edge of chaos.” Roger Lewin and Birute Regine, The Soul at Work

 

… a busy, innovative, thriving classroom (or online discussion board, or boardroom) sometimes is chaotic. 

 

~~~
Skip to toolbar