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Microsoft Learning Tools

The Microsoft Learning Tools are a great set of tools that focus on improving reading and writing. Currently these tools are available in the desktop version of OneNote and the online versions of OneNote, Outlook, and Word. Overtime, the plan is that this set of tools will be added to the desktop version of Word.…
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Discovery Education & Schoology -USD 475

You now have two options for having students access Discovery Education materials through Schoology.   Option 1: Using Schoology as a single-sign-on (SSO) tool With this option, students will be automatically signed into Discovery Education homepage, while remaining in the Schoology environment.   To use this feature: Log into Schoology and navigate to the Schoology…
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Comment and Review Period for KS Computer Science Standards

The Kansas Department of Education is looking for feedback on the current draft of the K-12 Computer Science standards. KSDE Computer Science Standards Link​

Logging Into Schoology with QR codes

Schoology recently released the ability for students to sign into their platform using QR codes. This can be used with Chrome or Edge as the browser. It does use a different login page than the Schoology.usd475.org page that we have used over the last few years. My suggestion is that older students (4th grade and older)…
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Problems Hindering Technology Integration in the Classroom

In my graduate class the following question was asked: “In 2018, why is technology still a class where kids go to learn to use a tool and not an integrated part of the lessons we teach?” While many may come up with a quick answer to this question, it is a very complex matter. I…
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Video in the Classroom

Videos have been used for teaching purposes for some time now. If any of you grew up like me, you might remember how exciting it was when your teacher pushed the AV cart into the room. In many classrooms today an AV cart doesn’t need to be brought into the room. A teacher could use…
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