This week, September 30th to October 4th, I wanted to keep my focus on Infinite Campus and look at how to use it to your advantage to accept student work (student work products as IC calls them) right within the student portal. The advantages are numerous, but the key ones in my mind are:
- No need to set up a more formal online learning environment (OLE) because every student already has a login, as do you.
- Reduction of the amount of work that you need to bring back and forth from home to school or lug around the school since everything is submitted electronically.
- Reduce the amount of time you spend at the photocopier (and, therefore, the amount of paper you use) since all of your materials can be passed out via the portal.
- No more excuses from your students that they forgot the handout, left their homework at home... the list goes on.
Here is the document that I used this week to guide my workshop. I created it use Glogster, which is basically a digital poster with lots of bells and whistles (videos, sounds, etc.). Click on this link to find more examples from this and other online tools out there.