Copy Scores question added to FAQ page

Campus Instruction Feature 1837The FAQ page for Teachers On Campus has been updated.

There are lots of reasons a student’s schedule might change mid-term. Maybe there was a mistake and fixing it causes a domino effect of changes. Maybe a teacher recommended a switch out of one class and into an honors or accelerated class. Maybe the counselor is just trying to balance numbers so you don’t have 43 in your first hour and 20 in your third hour. Those changes could also happen any time. Continue reading “Copy Scores question added to FAQ page”

Campus Learning makes scoring Google submissions easy

Goodbye Google Classroom! Now you can do it all with Campus Learning.  

I used Google Classroom with sixth graders. There were things I liked about it and things I didn’t like. I didn’t like how hard it was to implement standards-based grading. How could I align an assignment to more than one standard and provide scores for each standard separately? Google Classroom also made me use points for everything. If you use standards-based grading and want your score to align to multiple standards, you have to add them up instead and figure out a different way to communicate different scores. If your district uses something other than points, what do you do then? I also didn’t like the double entry of scores. Not only is double entry double the work, but it adds another opportunity to make mistakes.    Continue reading “Campus Learning makes scoring Google submissions easy”

Campus introduces Scoring Rubrics

If you score student work with rubrics, this will be a game changer

Campus Learning Feature 1845Are you as excited as I am that Scoring Rubrics are here? 

Not only are they going to help communicate expectations to students and parents/guardians, but they are going to make scoring student work so much easier!

Basic overview 

With Scoring Rubrics in Campus Learning you will be able to share the rubric you use with students and parents/guardians when you create the assignment. Continue reading “Campus introduces Scoring Rubrics”

What conferences are you going to this year?

My goal in the Teachers On Campus blog is to make teachers’ lives a little easier and provide helpful information. In order to do that, I want to connect at conferences this year to hear about current concerns and challenges. Continue reading “What conferences are you going to this year?”

Welcome back!

Welcome back to a new school year!

I hope your school year is off to a great start – and you were able to come back refreshed, ready and able to find everything you stashed away in June so it wouldn’t get lost over the summer. I’d like to offer a start of the year refresher on how Campus works. I’m including an introduction to Campus Community and a quick list of FAQs since it has been a while. Continue reading “Welcome back!”

Top 10 enhancements of summer 2018

A lot has changed in Campus Learning since last spring! To introduce you to some of what’s new, we’ve compiled a Top 10 list: 

  1. Google Drive submissions scoring – There is a new interface for scoring Google Drive submissions. You can view the Google Drive file the student submitted and score their submission on the same screen. The score will go directly to Grade Book and you can move right to the next student submission. Continue reading “Top 10 enhancements of summer 2018”

Finding Money

Teachers often have big plans and big ideas at the beginning of the school year, but there isn’t always money to make those plans a reality. Luckily, there are options available for teachers to help fund those projects in addition to grants and teacher stores. They include one I got to see in action first hand last year, DonorsChoose.org. Continue reading “Finding Money”

Introducing Campus Learning Home

With Campus Learning comes a new resource for teachers – Campus Learning Home.

Campus Learning Home is your first stop as a teacher in learning about Infinite Campus and the tools that are included with your Campus Learning license. Campus Learning is growing and expanding quickly, so we wanted a way to get information out to you that is easy to find and use. Continue reading “Introducing Campus Learning Home”

Getting a better picture of your students

See scores and student work across time

When I was teaching 10th grade English, each year I knew my students would come with a mix of abilities. Some would come to me reading at grade level, some would be reading at a post-high school level, and some would be reading at 8th, 6th or even a 2nd grade level. Reading level was just the start. I would want more specific information about each student before each unit and each new set of standards. It was my job to figure out Continue reading “Getting a better picture of your students”

Growth Mindset Part 2

Your role as a teacher

Growth mindsets are important for students (for more information on growth mindsets for students, see  this blog post), but just as important is your understanding of your own mindset as their teacher.

Good intentions can backfire

We know teacher interactions with students are important. You want to have a positive impact on students’ lives – that’s why you’re a teacher. Continue reading “Growth Mindset Part 2”