Weekly Lessons Learned Archive

Weekly Lessons Learned 11/20/20

  • Students and Staff can now access Adobe Spark through the new tile in the AISD Portal!
  • My student can’t see Google content in BLEND.
  • What information is most useful to get my ServiceNow ticket properly routed and quickly addressed?
  • Should I set starting and ending dates for my courses in BLEND?
  • My students’ iPads just updated and now images are gone in BLEND!
  • How can I tell if my student’s iPad is registered and getting updates?

Weekly Lessons Learned 11/13/20

  • How do I set and/or change due dates in BLEND, and why is this important?
  • What new Playposit learnings have arisen this week?
  • How do I set BLEND notifications at the course level?
  • A site I need to use with students is showing up as “BLOCKED.” Is there a way to unblock websites for students?
  • My 3rd-5th-grade blueprint has content linking out to MackinVIA and/or Ebsco that my students cannot access. How can I help them?
  • Students are doing a lot of scrolling within one BLEND page. How can I create a link to something within a BLEND page (like a “Return to Top” link)?
  • Where are some of the district-pushed apps on the district-issued iPads?
  • How do I know if a student’s district iPad is not syncing with district settings?
  • How do I know if a student’s district iPad is not syncing with district settings?

Weekly Lessons Learned 11/06/20

  • 3-5 Blueprint Update
  • How do I create custom sections in BLEND (Canavs) so that I can differentiate and assign things only to specific sections?
  • How can I use GoGuardian to support student engagement?
  • How do I create an announcement for my individual BLEND course?
  • How do I find past/archived Global Announcements that I closed from my BLEND Dashboard?
  • Why is my PlayPosit video giving me the error “Video Streams Fail to Load”?
  • How do you save videos you’ve created using PlayPosit’s built-in recorder?
  • How does ownership of PlayPosit bulbs work?
  • How do I change how my grades post in BLEND (Canvas)?
  • How do I put a BLEND (Canvas) page on students’ To Do lists?
  • How do I reduce the amount of past activities my students see in Seesaw?
  • Why can’t my students see the HMH leveled readers when they access HMH through the Portal from their iPads?
  • How do I download a student’s Seesaw journal?
  • What are some guidelines or best practices with Seesaw?

Weekly Lessons Learned 10/30/20

  • As rosters change in TEAMS, how does this impact systems that use TEAMS to auto-roster students? If a student transfers to my class, what if I need access to students’ previous work from a different BLEND course?
  • Need an easy way to copy a module or individual BLEND item from one course to another? If you are a Teacher or Co-Teacher in a course you can use the Copy To function.
  • Do you need help modifying or setting the “Due date” for a BLEND item (such as a BLEND assignment, graded discussion board, or quiz)?
  • UPDATED: To help make it easier for students to message me via the BLEND inbox, is there a way for me to create a link that I can embed on my BLEND homepage that will allow students to message me via the BLEND inbox?
  • I like New Quizzes because of their functionality in putting stimuli side-by-side with the questions attached to that stimulus. But I can’t add read-aloud support…can I?
  • Are you experiencing issues when duplicating a New Quiz or copying it from one course to another?
  • I need a link refresher! How do I link things in BLEND? How do I relink a button?
  • Need some resources on concurrent teaching?
  • Are you looking for resources to support MAP Growth testing with remote learners?
  • As rosters change in TEAMS, how does this impact Seesaw?

Weekly Lessons Learned 10/23/20

  • Remember all those links we’ve shared in past Weekly Lessons Learned Updates for the status of apps and websites? They’re now all consolidated into a new page on the AISD website!
  • GoGuardian – “Student offline” is sometimes seen by teachers when in an active session.
  • Grade filtering
  • What are some suggestions on how to provide continuity of instruction to the kids of a teacher who may be taking leave?
  • Any new Zoom learnings this week?
  • My students are turning in work via BLEND, and when I look in SpeedGrader, a student’s submission gives me this error:
  • Students on iPads are reporting issues with the visibility of images when using the Canvas Student App. What can I do to help?
  • Some students are getting an error message on their iPads that they “do not have enough storage” to turn in work via Seesaw. How can I help?
  • How do I know if a student’s district iPad is not syncing with district settings?

Weekly Lessons Learned 10/16/20

  • As the end of the grading period approaches, what are some timesavers for grading and tips for communicating missing work to students?
  • What are some best practices for adding grades and assignments in SIS Frontline TEAMS?
  • Zoom Odds’n’Ends
  • How can I get Zoom help?
  • BLEND (Canvas) Odds’n’Ends
  • What new learning has happened around Playposit bulbs and ownership?
  • Curious about the status of a system that AISD uses?