Pursue Individualized Pathways

In This Edition:

Check out five simple hacks to include in your teaching! — Review our Tech & Wellness suggestions —
See a map with recommendations from the AISB community.

Hello, Vampires!  We continue to share ideas, strategies, and articles to ignite your curiosity and deepen discussions around the use of technology in the classroom.

Today, scroll down to learn more about the possibilities afforded by Screencastify, which we also subscribe to as a school.
By now, you have probably either used Screencastify, or seen materials produced with it at our school. This simple screen recorder works right from Chrome, can be edited pretty seamlessly online and be shared in a flash.

Students can use it, too!
Screencastify introduced a new tool last year that quickly became a favorite for teachers looking to record students’ voices. Submit is a GDPR-friendly, fast, secure and easy way for students to record and submit videos.
Submit overview. Duration: 0:50″
Submit comes at good time for Elementary and lower Middle School teachers, as it has some of the same features enjoyed with Flipgrid, which now requires parental consent and is therefore off of our GDPR-approved Software list for all students under 13

Staff Expertise
At AISB, we have many colleagues who are passionate about how to enhance their use of tech tools, and some of them have even volunteered to share their expertise. Here’s Liviu Clinciu, our ES Romanian Teacher, showing us his favorite strategies for Screencastify and Submit. Reach out to Liviu if you’d like to learn more (lclinciu@goaisb.ro).

Going Further
Upcoming Face-to-Face Sessions
The Best Formative Feedback
  • All: If you are interested in participating in either of the professional learning opportunities presented last week, please let us know as soon as possible as we will be booking as a school cohort.  Indicate your interest through this form by tomorrow.
  • Secondary: Use this new “published” link when presenting the Vampire Diaries
    Tip: To make the Diaries larger or smaller, just use your ⌘+ (command and plus keys) / ⌘- (command and minus keys). Continue to make editions on the original Google Doc.
  • Secondary Advisors: gentle reminder to help us with the BYOMac List by Friday, Sept 17. 
Did you know you can easily sign documents (.jpg, .pdf, .png) using Preview?
And once you’ve added your signature, it saves it for future uses, too.