Thursday, August 22, 2013

HHS Teachers: Thanks to all of you who complete the Tech Survey that I sent last week. If you have not had time, no worries. Just take a few minutes to do it when you can catch your breath J Many of the surveys asked for more information on Google Apps. I found this on Twitter and wanted to share. It is great and breaks down many of the tools into beginner, intermediate, and advanced. We will start planning more PD for September once we get a good feel from you all of what you need. REMEMBER: Pick a few things to try and stick with those until you are comfortable and then try something new- quality over quantity!! Have a good afternoon and Go BUCS!

From the iPad of Kellye Self...

I just figured out an awesome feature in Moodle that I didn't know existed.  
When you click on the calendar feature in Upcoming Events, there is a button at the bottom of the page which says "export calendar."  Click on that button and it will take you to a new page where you can choose "all events" or "events related to courses."  This is letting you choose between the assignments you have input for students or the assignments plus anything you may have added to the calendar as another reminder.  Students can also add calendar events for themselves in that calendar, by the way.   I’m pretty sure that when they do, it is just in their calendar.
You then have the option for "this week," "this month," or "recent and next 60 days."  I told my students to choose “this week” because I am regularly tweaking assignments, adding them, etc.
Below that you have two options:  "get calendar URL" or "export".  If you get the URL, you will then have to copy and paste it into a browser window to complete the export.  If you choose export, it will pop up a box which lists "X# of Events".  Once that pops up, choose "done" and it will have exported them into the built in calendar on your iPad.  From there you can set additional popup reminders in your calendar settings.
I think this is a particularly useful feature that can help students stay organized, so I thought I’d share with the other Moodle users out there.

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