An Adventure in Learning

Using technology in second language immersion

Teaching with Technology: Using tech for second language immersion

We’re back with the second video in our Teaching with Technology series! This week, Hapara Champion Trainer and OCSB educator Julian Daher lets us in on how he incorporates tech tools into his French as a second language immersion classes.

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Creating a climate for student collaboration and feedback

My vision for my classroom is to foster an environment where students are comfortable making mistakes and sharing work with peers. The question then becomes, how do I do this? How do I shift from researching and implementing effective feedback strategies to using them to transform my classroom?

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New video series: Teaching with Technology with Julian Daher

We are excited to announce a new video series with Hapara Champion Trainer Julian Daher from the Ottawa Catholic School Board on teaching with technology. Julian will be sharing short videos with us every week to show what teaching with technology looks like in his classroom, and how he uses both online and offline tools and methods to support learners.

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What feedback is and isn’t

We know how important feedback is to help guide student learning, but why does feedback seem to be incredibly impactful sometimes, but make no significant difference other times?

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Why we visit schools

At Hapara, we believe that education is a fundamentally human endeavour, and that the tools we build should support teachers as they endeavour to engage more deeply and strengthen learning relationships with their students.

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Three ways to use Hapara beyond the classroom

The transition to teaching and learning in the cloud has led to interesting challenges and opportunities for both classroom teachers and other educators in the school building. As learning moves online, educators are finding new ways to manage learner work and ensure that everyone in the building is working together to create great learning experiences.

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Learn from the best: Hapara Champion blog roundup

The Hapara Champion program brings together educators from around the world to learn more about the pedagogy behind Hapara’s tools and to support each other in making the shift to digital learning. Since its launch in 2015, the program has had over 300 graduates, many of whom are still connected and learning from each other every day.

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Hapara’s ISTE 2017 sessions not to miss

This year at ISTE we’re trying something different. We’re skipping our big Hapara booth and sending a team of staff who will be in the Google and Microsoft partner booths. We’ll also be on the floor meeting with new and existing customers!

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How to get started with Hapara Workspace

Digital learning environments provide unique ways to engage learners and to create more personalized learning experiences, but it can be tough to know how to get started. We’ve put together this Workspace Cheat Sheet to help you set up a digital learning environment that engages all of the learners in your classroom.

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Education game changers: EdTech to watch in 2017

Recently, Hapara CEO and co-founder Jan Zawadzki and Hapara’s VP of Business Development, Chris Buja joined Jim Connor on Game Changers Silicon Valley to discuss some of the new technologies that are currently making their way into the education system, including Hapara.

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Using data to measure digital literacy

Digital literacy is not a new term. It’s not a buzzword that will fade away in a few years, it is a critical part of teaching learners the skills they need to be successful. Most of us interact with a computer of some sort on a daily basis.

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What’s trending from iNACOL 2016

We talk to teachers and educators every day, but attending conferences like iNACOL really amplifies their conversations and reveals some of the big trends happening in K12 education. Below are the top 4 topics we heard trending at iNACOL 2016.

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How to make ISTE 2016 a learning adventure

ISTE 2016 is almost here! We’re super excited to meet with teachers from around the world next week in Denver, but we also know that ISTE can be a little overwhelming. So, here are our tips and tricks for making ISTE an awesome learning adventure.

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District offers secure exams with Hapara and G Suite

What if you want your secure examinations to be learning experiences and opportunities for learners to express their creativity, and to demonstrate a wide spectrum of their understanding and capabilities? Add the challenge of using Google Apps, and web content. Then what?

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Hapara student voice podcast

Hapara Certified Educators Jennifer Struebing and Lisa Harrison spoke with Larry Jacobs of Education Talk Radio to share how they use digital tools to raise student voice in their respective schools.

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Learn by doing, not by PowerPointing

Are the days of point-and-click Professional Development over?
On Monday, the Hapara Workspace team released an exciting new feature that allows teachers to add other teachers, staff, and admins as learners to Workspace. Now, professional developers and instructional coaches can use Hapara to accelerate the learning of staff and teachers in professional development contexts. It also gives educators new collaborative options for PLCs and PLNs.

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Hapara plays nicely with your LMS

Learning Management Systems (LMS) are growing in popularity in primary and secondary education settings. At Hapara, we are getting more requests from schools that use LMS’s like Schoology, Edmodo, and Canvas to make it easier for Hapara’s Instructional Management System (IMS) to seamlessly integrate with these LMS’s.

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Crossing the chasm of GAFE adoption

WRITTEN BY Allison Winston Search for: In their first and second year using Google Apps for Education (GAFE), many organizations evaluate the success of their implementation based on teacher adoption rather than the impact that adoption is having on teaching and...

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Workspace of the week winners! Jan. 29, 2016

Hapara Certified Educator Jennifer Streubing designed a three-part poetry unit for her 10th grade English class at Maine West High School in Illinois, USA. Check out the awesome performance poetry videos and the ways Jennifer has encouraged learners to take more ownership by having them teach each other.

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Teachers share all – Hapara Workspace

Teachers share lesson plans. They also share resources. And in a number of platforms, they will share guides on how best to put a lesson into practice. Now, all of that is wrapped into one package with shareable Workspaces from Hapara.

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Hapara Workspace is on the way

The excitement is building. After months of alpha release, we’re pleased to announce our newest product Hapara Workspace, will be available to your teachers in just a few short weeks! To help you prepare, we’ve created a number of tools to help guide your teachers and learners.

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Introducing Hapara Workspace

Teachers use a lot of resources. Workspace organizes these into cards. Goal and Rubrics add the learning context. Selectively allow learners to create and edit. Activities with built-in workflow: Due dates, Auto-lockout, Submission, Return. Learners can collaborate in groups.

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Hapara releases new UI for Teacher Dashboard

Today, we introduce our new Teacher Dashboard user interface (UI) in Open Beta release. Over the past few months, we have been in a Closed Beta and greatly appreciate the time and effort Hapara community members have dedicated to bring you this new interface. We learned… a lot!

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Google groups, organization units and subdomains – explainer

Technology directors and facilitators new to the Google Suite game must master a new vernacular. When managing a Google Suite domain, three things you must quickly learn about are groups, organization units (OU’s), and subdomains. Each has a host of different applications, some overlapping, and can be used to assist a school system with data maintenance and customization.

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Hapara Stands for Student Voice

Today, thousands of students from across the United States are gathering in Washington D.C., and in their home communities, to voice their opinions and speak out.

At Hapara, we applaud students who stand up for their beliefs and the teachers, parents and community members who support them in finding their voices. We believe that student voices, speaking from all perspectives, should be encouraged and valued. No matter what their opinions are, or how they change over time, we should support students as they learn how to navigate the world and craft a future that makes sense to them. That is what learning looks like today, and what success will look like in the future.

Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, taxpayers, doctors, builders and citizens. We should hear and honor their voices – collectively and individually.

Today we stand for student empowerment, civic engagement, experiential learning, and coming together as a society to have informed, engaged and civil conversations about the issues that matter. Above all else, we need to listen to students.

❤ The Team at Hapara

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