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about 1 month ago

Power Teacher Pro Grade PassBack

Below you will find written directions and videos that will help you set up your Canvas classes to pass back grades into PowerTeacher Pro.  These directions must be done for the pass back to work properly. 

PowerTeacher Pro Written Directions

PowerTeacher Pro Video Directions

iPad Informational Video

iPad Set-up Video

Canvas App Installation
Upon entering the canvas app on your iPad, when the program asks for 'School District' please type ''. The app will then take you to our district Canvas location. 

The below links will take you to recorded webinars that will walk you through the basic features of Canvas.  Each course is approximately 70 minutes long.

PowerSchool Integration Information

This link provides a bunch of information on how Canvas moves grades over to PowerSchool.  It provides information on best practices for managing your grade book, grade areas (assignments, quizzes, enrollments, etc... Click the heading above for more information.

Guided Access Information

Guided access is an operation on the iPad that locks the iPad and only allows one app to be view-able at one time.  This may be helpful in test-taking situations.  You will have to walk your students through the process to set it up on their iPads.  Click the heading above for more information.

Turnitin Integration

Turnitin is a plagiarism detector that automatically checks for the authenticity of student work and provides feedback to the student on how they may improve their paper and also provides valuable information to teachers.  Below is a link to a webinar that was conducted on Turnitin as well as the PowerPoint presentation.  If you click the heading above, it will provide you more information on using turnitin for an assignment in canvas. 

Turnitin Webinar Link

Turnitin PowerPoint

Canvas Introduction Video


2 months ago

Power Teacher Pro introduction Video

By bc academy web


38 minutes ago

Quality App Rubric
Common Sense Media
This site rates apps in a variety of different areas and also provides reviews of teachers as well. 

Professional Development

34 minutes ago

You cannot be a Master Teacher without being a Master Learner. 


These classes are offered by the ND School for the Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing.  These classes are free of charge.  Graduate Credit will be available through Minot State University for a fee. 


Where:  Mandan Public Schools Brave Center.   It will be taught from the ND School for the Deaf via Interactive Television Network (IVN)


When:       Tuesday evenings, September 5th through December 12th

Level 1:   4:00 to 4:50 PM

Level 2:   5:00 to 5:50 PM

Materials:   The book that will be used is called "Signing for Kids” for both Level 1 and Level 2, and “Signing Illustrated” for Level 2.  A limited number of books will be purchased by MSSEU.


Register:  Contact Arliss Koski, Programs Coordinator at 751-6500 or by Wednesday, August 30th by Noon, if you are interested in taking either Sign Language 1 or 2.  Please note, you must have taken Level 1 in previous years to enroll in Level 2.

August Canvas Institute

UND has changed their credit registration process, please follow the instructions below to register. 

Here are the instructions staff should follow.

1.     Click on the credit registration link below, this will direct you to shopping cart where you can register for your learning event. Be sure to enter in the coupon code.

2.     When you are ready to check out, click “Check Out”.

3.     If you are a returning customer and have not set up a profile in our new shopping cart system, click “Create Profile”.  If you are a returning customer and have a profile in shopping cart already, login.

4.     Fill in the sign-up sheet information. (Please use the same email address you have used in the past when signing up for UND Graduate Professional Development Credit.)

5.     Once you have filled out the form hit “submit” and you will be able to pay for your learning event.

Canvas Institute Registration

Coupon Code:  20170058


18 days ago

Ozobot Education Resources

Sphero Education Resources

District Data

28 days ago

By bc academy web

The links below contain a variety of reports on the student progress in different areas and assessments.   

Tech Talk Resources

about 1 year ago

SLDS - State Longitudinal Data System

about 1 year ago


The SLDS works best in Firefox

This video will help you navigate the Teacher Student Roster report.  This is the page that will most commonly be used by classroom teachers to view their students' data. 
This next video will provide a brief description on how to retrieve and navigate the Student Directory.  This is used when you have building-wide access and would like to view individual student data.

This video will show staff how to retrieve and download an NWEA MAP report using the SLDS. 


about 1 year ago

The Google Translator link will allow you to do the following: 

  1. Type in text and have it automatically translate that text. 
  2. Also, the below link will take you to a site where you can upload a work document and it will automatically translate it for you, this is a bit clunky if you have a lot of formatting in the document. 
  3. You can also speak into the translator and it will translate your information. 

Website Translations Extensions

Google Chrome

In Google Chrome, you can add an 'extension' that will automatically translate any website in the browser.  Click the Hamburger (far right), then click 'more tools', and then 'extentions'.  Go to the bottom of the page, and click 'get more extensions'.  Finally, find 'google translator' and add it as an extension. 


In the Firefox web browser you can add an 'add-on' that will automatically translate any website in the browser.  You can find the add-on section by clicking tools, then add-ons and search for the 'S3 Google Translator 5.02). 

WIDA - World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment

WIDA's guide to RTI presents a framework to assist educators in designing and implementing the systems that proactively support the instruction, intervention, and assessment of ELLs. The document specifically addresses seven factors to consider during the solution-seeking process that help explain ELLs' educational experience. It also provides information on how educators can use WIDA tools and resources to better understand ELLs' academic language development, as this will serve as a context for collecting and interpreting the data they use to make instructional and programmatic decisions within an RTI process.

NDSA - North Dakota State Assessment

8 months ago

When using the NDSA programs, Please use Chrome as it tends to be the most reliable.  

To complete the proctor certification, click the below proctor link and then click 'Test Administrator Certification'.  The certification class takes approximately 20-30 minutes and does not need to be done in one setting.  When you are prompted to log in, you username is your district email address.  Be sure to reset your password by clicking 'forgot password'. 

Teacher Administrator User Guide - This is the full user guide for test administrators. 

Student Login Steps - This will give you step-by-step instructions on getting students logged into the network, secured browser and into a test session. 

Guided Access - Instructions for how to set up and enable guided access on an iPad. 

Designated Supports and Accommodations Guidance - This document provides information on all accommodations and supports available in the NDSA assessment. 

Proctor Training Presentation - The PowerPoint will walk you through all the needed information to proctor the NDSA assessment. 

How to set up and enable guided access on student iPads

This video will show you how to begin a test session. 

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