By Ian Hanigan
If you want to know all about the latest instructional technologies being used in the Irvine Unified School District, Kris Linville is your go-to guy.
He’s the district’s director of educational technology, and he leads a tech-savvy team of educators and specialists dedicated to enhancing classrooms with tools that maximize the time and talents of IUSD’s teachers. He’s also a former teacher who spent 11 years at Sierra Vista Middle School, leading video production and web design courses.
At the risk of feeling like we attended school in the Dark Ages, we recently caught up with Linville, a former IUSD Teacher of the Year, to talk about the latest developments in Ed Tech, including a new web-based system designed to revolutionize classroom-to-home communication.
So, what’s new and exciting in Ed Tech?
Well, for Irvine Unified, what’s new and exciting is we are implementing a program called Canvas, which is a course management solution, or CMS.
Canvas is going to be a way for a teacher to communicate with students and parents at home by essentially having a website where they can post announcements and course documents, and where they can host collaborations and discussion boards. That teacher could also do some form of flipped …read more
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