If you have used Padlet in your classroom, check out the short video highlighting a new feature just added. If you haven't tried it yet, you should! Very simple and a great way to engage the students and solicit their feedback! Need help? Let me know!
Thank you for everything you do!! Hope you have a restful, well-deserved week with your family and friends!
A few questions and ideas from the Word Wall session...check out some of the links and feel free to add your own ideas.
Mrs. White has graciously offered to share her screencast with the staff detailing how to use the reporting functions in PowerSchool. It is fantastic - brief, informative, and easy to follow along. Please take a look!
There are also a few other key contact people that can help with the reporting features as well as myself. Feel free to contact any of us with questions or comments.
Josh Hensley Joel Brown Matt Harris Shelby White
A big thank you to the Core Academic teachers that have benchmarked this week. We have run into a few glitches here and there, but the positive attitudes and willingness to work through the initial phase of learning the PowerSchool program are greatly appreciated. Overall, the features of PowerSchool far surpass Achievement Series and the data provided will be very useful when differentiating for your students.
There will be a go-to person in each department to help guide you through the reports and finding information about students and standard mastery. Please contact them with any questions you may have and I will always be available as well.
Math - Matt Harris
ELA - Shelby White
Science - Joel Brown
Social Studies - Josh Hensley
If you find something that is beneficial as you work in PowerSchool, please let me know so that I may share with everyone.
The following was recently shared by Dr. McFee :
For those of you who would like a template to guide your unit planning, I am attaching a few here. The first one incorporates the required differentiation piece. *Differentiation must still be documented weekly. If choosing a different template than the first one, just add the differentiation template to your plans in your portfolio.
Check out the new calendar page - I've scheduled time on Monday, 10/17 to work on setting up unit plans. If you can't make it and need help, just let me know!