To better meet the demands for access to technologies that will allow our students and staff to take advantage of readily available digital content and learning resources, our USD 261 Board of Education has approved the purchase of Google Chromebook devices to create a 1:1 environment that will provide a laptop for each student in grades 9 -12 for the 2019-20 school year. Watch for additional information on how all students in USD 261 will be impacted by this decision!
There are some important points for us to consider as we move toward greater technology access for our students. I recently stumbled across this great EdSurge article and podcast that addresses the use of technology for deeper thinking and real-world learning.
Often, technology merely provides a means of substituting a digital tool that serves the same purpose as a non-digital tool. For example, looking at curriculum on a digital screen rather than in a print edition does not change learning for students.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019
If you’re using the Classwork page, you can choose a collapsed or expanded view for Classwork notifications on the Stream page.
You can also hide them entirely from the Stream page.
-Go to classroom.google.com and sign in with your USD 261 Google Account.
-Open your class.
-On the Stream page/tab, click Settings.
-Under General, next to Classwork on the stream, select an option: Hide notifications (No Classwork notifications appear on the Stream page). Show condensed notifications (Collapsed view). Show attachments and details (Expanded view).
Note: Only teachers see the turned in, assigned, and graded counts.