Leveraging Canvas’ New Analytics Tools for Professors

I’ve been professoring online since 2018, primarily on Canvas LMS. However, I have to admit that I’ve ignored many of Canvas’ built-in tools. Three years in, it’s probably time to start leveraging Canvas’ LMS New Analytics tools to better serve my students. ISTE Standard for Educators 7: Analyst ISTE Standard for Educators #7 advocates for…

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Digital Ethics Audit

To the extent that is observable, the intent and actions of staff at Marcus Whitman Middle School adheres to the ethical values outlined in this ethics audit.

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Focusing on the Important Rather than the Urgent

Standard 1 of Teaching Leadership: Teacher leaders model ethical and moral behavior. Dilemma:  In the demanding educational profession, how do we determine what is a priority? “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” Dwight … Continue reading

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Web Accessibility: A Team Approach

Check out this dyslexic font.  I’m not dyslexic, but I love using this font because I do have a bit of hyperopia. Fortunately, thanks to the accessibility features in the course LMS I use, both my dyslexic students and I can opt to have our … Continue readingWeb Accessibility: A Team Approach

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Using Open Educational Resources to Support Academic Achievement in a First-year Humanities Class

Well-designed digital learning environments combine effective management strategies with collaborative learning processes (ISTE Coaching Standard 3: Digital Learning Environments). Open Educational Resources (OERs) are instructional materials (such as textbooks, multimedia learning tools, and lesson plans) that can be used free of charge by instructors and … Continue readingUsing Open Educational Resources to Support Academic Achievement in a First-year Humanities Class

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Research-based Frameworks for Addressing and Assessing Online Learning Engagement

I begin this post with three hypotheses about online learning, based on my experience as a community college composition and humanities teacher in both face to face and digital formats, and on my experience as a graduate student who has taken digital courses from two … Continue readingResearch-based Frameworks for Addressing and Assessing Online Learning Engagement

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Digital Readiness

Synchronizing a Multi-Campus College: Meeting a Local Higher Education Challenge by Developing Institutional Digital Capacities   Trends in the community college context Community colleges such as the one at which I teach are known for their responsiveness to community needs. But although nearly half of America’s undergraduates … Continue readingDigital Readiness

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Digital Education Leadership

Surveying the Educational Leadership Landscape: A Digital Education Leadership Mission Statement   In 21st century culture, leadership is a word with, at best, ambiguous connotations. Our media, politics, workplaces, and interpersonal relationships are too often characterized by political pragmatism, economic opportunism, and the abuse of power … Continue readingDigital Education Leadership

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ISTE 4: Teachers Who Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Ethical Use – Can We Try Different?

The Standard ISTE for Teachers Standard 4 states that “teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices” (ISTE 2008). To me that seemed like quite a charge. It’s a huge responsibility for teachers, but it is one that is … Continue reading “ISTE 4: Teachers Who Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Ethical Use – Can We Try Different?”

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