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Cool Tools for Canvas

If you’re becoming more comfortable with Canvas, our Learning Management System, or you’re interested in reaching out and learning more about the potential of what you can do with it, look no further!  Janet Hurn, Julie Straub, and Tom Mays from Miami University presented a session at InstructureCon, the annual Canvas conference, on how to integrate the apps you use every day in your instruction altogether into your Canvas courses.

One idea they shared — creating a Module Zero for teaching students how to use Canvas — is one that I’ve already adopted in all courses I create!  If you’re trying to use Canvas in your classroom and consolidate your classroom tech tools, please watch — it’s definitely worth the time.

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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