Connecting & Technology Tools

This collection houses resources to teach you how to connect with familes, collaborate and use technology effectively. 

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The Basics for Online Lesson Planning
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This webinar will give you a refresher on top notch lesson planning criteria that we all know to be effective…except with a twist! The twist is sharing tips and tricks for doing this in an online environment! The tips are tricks will include how to:

-engage online learners
-create navigational patters and repeated routines for our learners
-connect with our students and families
-provide timely and meaningful feedback
-deliver content clearly and effectively
-activate prior knowledge
-apply new knowledge to their personal lives

Most of all, we will share templates, strategies, online tools to help us all create fun and engaging learning experiences for us all!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Arlene Low
Mike Fedyk
Date Added:
04/29/2020
Building Online Connections
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Building meaningful relationships with our students is essential whether you teach in a face to face environment or in an online environment. These relationships help to encourage students to feel valued and to keep motivated to learn. One of the best parts of being a teacher, is having the chance to get to know our students! A team of teachers from the Distance Learning Centre will share some of the successful ways they have built relationships with their students online.The topics will include:

-Tips for hosting online tutorials
-Creative ways to showcase student projects/learning
-Book Clubs for multiple age groups
-Using the Circle of Courage with students
-Read Alouds from teachers and guest readers
-Tips from a student support perspective
- Newsletters

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Distance Learning Centre
Author:
Arlene Low
Mike Fedyk
Date Added:
05/01/2020
Ed Tech Tools - Saskatchewan School Library Association
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No Strings Attached
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The SSLA Ed Tech Tools page provides teachers the opportunity to pave their personal learning pathways and leverage the potential for mastering digital age skills, or digital fluency, embodied in the ISTE Standards and Saskatchewan’s Technology in Education Framework.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
melissa lander
Date Added:
04/08/2020
Integrating Computational Thinking and Coding in a Middle Years Classroom
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Integrating Computational Thinking and Coding in a Middle Years Classroom. A look at some resources and activities used in the classroom of Clint Hayes, a teacher in Eaton School in Eatonia.

Subject:
Science
Computer Science
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mike Fedyk
Clint Hayes
Date Added:
06/26/2020
Introduction to Microsoft Teams
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Microsoft Teams is the most powerful tool we have in the Sun West School Division to collaborate, share files, keep track of assignments, from any device, anywhere online.

In this session we will take a quick look at some of the features in Teams as well as go through the setup of a Class Team.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Doug Klassen
Mike Fedyk
Date Added:
04/07/2020
K-12 Digital Resources & Emma Stewart Resources Centre Webinar
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No Strings Attached
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The folloiwng resource includes a supporting handout and a webinar on accessing and using the Emma Stewart Resource Centre.  Resources Available via the library:Canadian Points of View (7-12)CBCA Complte (9-12)Candian Referene Centre (7-12)Canadian Major Dailies (8-12)PressReader (8-12)Britannica Online (K-12)Gale in Context: Elementary (K-5)Health & Wellness (9-12)Repere (9-12)Rover (K-12)NFB EducationCurio.ca& other French resources

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Kelli Boklaschuk
Shari Martin
Vicki Moore
Date Added:
06/23/2020
Microsoft Educator Community
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"Learn new skills, discover classroom activities and earn badges and certificates!"

This amazing resource has content and courses and a variety of learning paths for teachers. There are great lessons you can learn with your kids, or you can go here to develop the skills you need to infuse technology into your classroom successfully.

Intro courses include Minecraft, blended learning, personalized learning, and student voice. Also available are learning to use applications such as Forms, OneNote, etc.

This will also connect you to Skype in the Classroom to literally make the world your classroom!

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Microsoft
Date Added:
09/09/2019
Microsoft Resources for Remote Learning
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Microsoft has put together a 5-day guide for school leaders which outlines quick steps that can help shape thinking around the move to remote learning. In addition, Microsoft developed a Microsoft Teams quick start guide, a set of webinars for educators and staff and a specific resource for parents.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mike Fedyk
Date Added:
04/07/2020
PD Bingo!
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This PD choice board was developed by Ditch That Textbook!

This is a great way to plan to some fun and interesting professional development that will benefit your students!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Ditch That Textbook
Date Added:
05/19/2020
Remote Learning 101 - from Ditch That Textbook (Matt Miller)
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This free course from Matt Miller of Ditch That Textbook examines the heart of what you need as an educator to move to remote learning.

"Remote Learning 101 is a FREE self-paced online course with lots of tips, ideas, resources and downloadable content to help YOU think through remote learning.

It includes:
• 14 modules on a variety of remote learning topics
• More than TWO HOURS of video instruction with me
• Downloadable planning guides to help you strategize
• A comment community with question prompts to engage in discussion
• Lifetime access"

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller
Date Added:
04/29/2020
Setting Up Your YouTube Channel
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I watched some YouTube videos on how to set up a YouTube Channel and make the videos private. I am going to share these videos with my class and share the link on Seesaw during this time of Learning at Home.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Special Education
Other
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Erin Trytten
Date Added:
04/07/2020
Twine / An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories
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Create a web story or interactive story. You could use this to create a choose your own adventure book - you have branching options!

"You don't need to write any code to create a simple story with Twine, but you can extend your stories with variables, conditional logic, images, CSS, and JavaScript when you're ready.

Twine publishes directly to HTML, so you can post your work nearly anywhere. Anything you create with it is completely free to use any way you like, including for commercial purposes."

This webinar can help you get started (start at about 10 minutes in). Copy and paste this url into your browser - https://zoom.us/rec/play/7JAlJL2h_zM3H9eWtwSDC6R-W9ToeKis0SUa_vUEyx28BXRQYwLwMOZBZOOrxYNiFo0SI36nYddl4WRz

Supporting handouts (pass DLSUM2020) https://rise.articulate.com/share/xpvOFHYuevKVJBJ6cQXNjd0RvGDgDE4K#/

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Twine
Date Added:
05/07/2020