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I am looking for some best practices/examples for how your elementary teachers are using Canvas with students. All teachers currently have a required homepage but most have not stepped into the world of having students interact with Canvas.
I just got done training our Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers who had never used Canvas before. I took them through a 4 week course on the principles and practices of distance education through Canvas. We created home pages using Bitmoji rooms that linked to resources that they used as well as to their first module, so students didn't have to navigate through the modules on their own. Teachers had voice and choice in the tools and many used H5P tools for drop and drag and interactive videos. They also used Studio quizzes and Seesaw, Flipgrids as well as lots of discussions. If you want to see some screenshots of the examples, click here.
Elementary is a bit tricky. We have some T's with very limited Tech skills and an LMS with so many capabilities. There are archives of the chat in CanvasLIVE in events under #canvas4elem if you want to search conversations about former topics look in the comments I copy and paste them there. I created the chat because finding elementary examples was pretty hard. We have a pretty amazing tribe at #canvas4elem. @toddsilvius is a moderater as well and he is doing the next one on Twitter on the 16th at 9EST. People there are awesome resources.
@tmercer is right Elementary is trickier! What we tell our Elementary teachers when we train them that their main audience are the parents. So we have them create a homepage but "buttons/images" that link to pages where the content lies. They have basic content in those pages like homework rules, supplies needed, meet the teacher, links and stuff like that and we stress to them the importance of using the Calendar!
Hey Everyone, I'm pretty jazzed that teachers now can easily share photos with parents (ala Bloomz or Dojo) by making an Announcement in the Teacher App on your phone and choosing "Camera"! Take the photo, post the Announcement, and voila!
Thank you for your response Carrie. I wish there were more specific training geared toward TK-2. Our huge K-12 district just adopted Canvas as our distance learning platform across the district, but all our training is SO impractical for our littlest learners. Many of our families are Spanish Speaking and not technology trained so we can't rely on them, it has to be very direct, clear and user friendly what a child does every day and how. Like "open, click on the red picture of the ladybug, and click next to complete all the slides for that day". We used Peardeck with a daily google slides at the end of last year for distance learning, and that was more successful. Anything that links to outside resources too much, opens new tabs you have to navigate back to, and such means kids just won't do it. If you find anything that is not just theory based but practically speaking, "this is how it looks for a simple K, 1, 2 class of kids who can't read yet" I would love to hear it! Also, I would love Canvas to have more trainings or resources sharing best practices of early elementary teachers using canvas. Also when it's for distance learning, it's a whole other can of worms because we can't train the kids in class how to navigate the program initially...
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