Looking for Help with Canvas LMS

We're using Canvas this year in our district and I'm trying to figure out how to actively (and successfully) utilize the Learning Mastery gradebook alongside the traditional gradebook...sort of a hybrid SBG. I have Outcomes set for the entire year (the AP Bio curriculum) and I'm assigning Outcomes to each assignment. This is transferring nicelyRead More

Arguments In 140

Update 8:00 AM Jan 7, 2013 - The @StopSBG account is now active again. Change is reflected below. Over the past 10 days, Twitter saw one of the most epic, twisting, and riveting arguments ever. It started with someone called @StopSBG (account is now suspended, so no link) and Frank Noschese. Presumably, the account wasRead More

Reflecting for Learning

Ramsey Musallam has great ideas about using Google Forms to assess a student's understanding of a video after they watched it. I immediately began using his forms as a model to assess whether or not my students grasped the concept. It worked great, and I got a lot of valuable data in the process. LastRead More

Ugly Learning

Unfortunately, we are entrenched in an age of education that wants to be "pretty." Students are all reaching "mastery" in every subject and they all move at the same pace through every class every year. Like all utopian societies, this is not attainable. True learning is ugly (to outsiders), and we need to embrace thatRead More

Change Teaching by Changing Grading

I have made a few changes in my chemistry class recently that came more out of pragmatic necessity than anything else, but these changes have caused me to revisit grading...again. Ultimately, what caused my change was the expectation of having three graded assignments put into the grade book each week. That's three for every student,Read More