Weekly Lessons Learned 03/04/22

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Welcome to the Technology Design Team Weekly Lessons Learned! This is a recurring feature on Friday afternoons where the Technology Design Team will share top of mind resources and learning. Each week, we will post a few key things we hope you may find useful. We look forward to sharing our learning with you. We look forward to sharing our learning with you.

Some of the content may be specific to the realities of Austin ISD though, we hope, much will be useful to viewers worldwide. The Weekly Lessons Learned Archive contains a list of topics from and links to previous updates.

Save the date! June 7th Blended Learning Summit. More information coming soon.

How can I support students and families who speak languages other than English in YouTube videos?

Youtube can translate closed captions automatically to multiple languages.

To change the language for captions:

  1. Go to the watch page of any video.
  2. In the video player, tap the CC at the bottom of the player to turn on Captions.
  3. Click the gear icon to the right of the CC button, then click subtitles
  4. Click auto-translate then chose your language.

The animation below demonstrates the steps.

How do I add requirements or prerequisites to a BLEND module?

BLEND/Canvas allows the use of module requirements and prerequisites.
Requirements define what a student must complete before the module is marked complete.
This guide demonstrates requirements.
Prerequisites can be used together with requirements to lock student access to a module until a previous module has been completed.
This guide demonstrates prerequisites.

Where might I find asynchronous BLEND/Canvas training?

TIN.46290 Planting the Seeds: Getting Started With BLEND in Austin ISD Self-Paced (Austin ISD only) is a 2 hour PLED eligible course that covers the essential parts of BLEND in Austin ISD. Learn how to set up a new BLEND course and the differences between content types. Get some tips and tricks to make your work in BLEND more efficient. Learn ways to enhance the learner experience and how to find support as you continue to learn and use BLEND. The course will remain available as a reference after completion

I want to use Jamboard with my students. Is there a limit to the number of frames students can add?

Google Jamboard has a limit of 20 frames (slides) that can be in an individual jamboard.
The video below demonstrates adding and duplicating frames in Jamboard.

The Technology Design Team would love to hear from you!

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