The Gradual Release of Cards in Workspace

Teachers in the Ottawa Catholic School Board continue to delve into the rich learning environment of Hapara Workspace. One of the questions that often arises is, can a full unit of work be overwhelming for some students? Working with teachers, we talked about the gradual release of cards in Workspace to scaffold the learning. 

Using Google Sheets / Forms to collect Student Data

Have you ever collected information about students in Google forms into a spreadsheet, but then have a cluttered mess of data to deal with? By using the tabs and a simple formula, you can sort your students into separate tabs and even add conditional formatting to highlight the results. Each individual tab will keep populating with student results as you keep adding to your Google form.

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Hapara Webinar

At the start of December, I had the wonderful opportunity to help facilitate my first webinar. I was asked to speak about Assessment For, As and Of Learning in Ontario and how that can align with Hapara and Google Apps. The webinar is private only to those who are participating in the Hapara Certified Educator course, but my slide deck is posted below.

Google Apps For Education Summit – Ottawa 2015

The Ottawa GAFE Summit is fast approaching this year and once again I am very excited to be presenting two sessions.

In my first session we will explore the explosive power of Hapara Teacher Dashboard. This session will focus on the basic overview of this management tool and how it is currently being used in instructional practice. Participants will learn how they can participate with students directly in their browser to support student collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication.  

In my second session, we will explore the different tools in Google that will allow you to make formative, summative and diagnostic assessment more manageable. Learn about the potential of add-ons in forms, sheets and docs that can help move your classroom into the 21st century.