Thursday, June 19, 2014

"Bored Teacher" Summer Learning Series: Taking Time to Learn While Your Students Are Away

I know, I know. I feel it, too.  The students are away and our lives have halted to a dull roar while we eagerly await their return in fall. What is a bored teacher to do in summer?

Relaxation by Meagan Jean - Creative Commons Licensed
In this summer's "Bored Teacher" series, we are going to offer some ideas for tools to explore, investigate, and play with while you have some time to do so.  We are going to focus on tools that will be available in your classroom in fall (or shortly thereafter if you are not yet a Waukesha One school), and hopefully we will point you to helpful resources to aid you as you explore from the comfort of home, the cabin, a beach, or, most likely, your classroom!

While it won't fill the void your students have left in your heart as they scurried out the door for summer break, taking time to learn to use these new tools in meaningful ways may be just the cure needed as you plan and prepare for their return.

Keep tuning in to our posts each week for the "Bored Teacher" Summer Learning Series.  We would also love if you could share it out with your colleagues who may not yet be tuned into our SDW Tech Integration Now blog.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Solution for Embedded Google Site Not Appearing in Blackboard

Some SDW instructors have reported that Google Sites which were previously embedded in their Blackboard course are suddenly not appearing.

We have found a solution if this has impacted your Blackboard class.

  1.  Go to the Google Site where you are the owner. (This is a necessity to make the changes you need to make.)
  2. Click the "Gear" in the upper right corner and select "Manage Site."
  3. Under the "General" tab (default when you come in to Manage Site), scroll to the bottom of the page. 
  4. Under the "Security" area select "Allow embedding of your sites in other sites."

This should resolve the issue that has arisen for several instructors who have experienced the disappearance of their embedded Google Site in their Blackboard class.

As always, if you have questions feel free to contact the Instructional Technology Coordinator team.