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Tammy Keilman
I personally would love to see some kind of calendar feature and am trying to figure out a workaround. I have the tutorial steps labeled sequentially in my playlists to make the order very clear, but I am not confident the students will self-pace at the rate they need to (true mastery is not an option because I have to keep pace with 4 other teachers that are not doing this). I would love to be able to have a suggested calendar of events they should follow available. This would also help me keep track of where in the world I am in classes. Not only do we usually have multiple preps, but a block schedule to boot. For now I'm making a google doc (hopefully with the individual tutorials recommended for the day linked into it), but I'm not sure where a good place is to post it here on sophia where it would be for easy and obvious access to the students. Any ideas? Any other methods you may be using?
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Coolest thing, ever! I found a tutorial here on sophia on how to insert a live Google calendar that the students can scroll through and I can adjust on the fly! F-A-B. Here is the tutorial! http://www.sophia.org/tutorials/put-your-google-calendar-on-sophia
Jan. 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm
carolyn fruin
I have a couple of ideas. Easiest is using the announcement feature on the group wall to update students quickly as they probably land here first for your class. The announcements always remain at the top of the wall.

Another possible method is embedding a google calendar into a tutorial. Check out http://www.sophia.org/tutorials/put-your-google-calendar-on-sophia for directions.
Jan. 11, 2014 at 9:46 am
Tammy Keilman
Thanks, Carolyn! By accident I discovered the Google calendar capability last night (posted here about it) and it is fantastic! I hadn't thought about the announcement feature, though. I have to get in and really play around with a student perspective to see how this all works.
Jan. 11, 2014 at 11:36 am

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