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In fall of 2014, my classroom went 1:1 with iPads and was funded by the PTO. Grades 5-12 in my district were already using Canvas by Instructure, so they asked me to use it in my classroom. The video they sent me is the one below. While it showed me how 1st graders can use Canvas, it didn't show me how they set it up for students to use.
I decided to make my main screen the same schedule circles that I used on the board. This allowed my students to easily make connections to what were were doing since they had seen these icons daily throughout the whole semester.
Below is how I set up my Reader's Workshop page. My classroom incorporated some of the Daily 5 aspects. I created a ThingLink so you can view what my students see when they log into Canvas.
Moving to Writer's Workshop, I divided this page into four parts. Student knows that their task is to move left to right as they are writing. I change the group lesson daily, but the anchor charts, spelling, and editing checklist stays the same throughout the whole unit.
Math Workshop doesn't look as glamorous as the other pages, but includes all the activities that students will be doing for the day. My district uses Everyday Math. The Canvas page below is a unit review page. I was absent that day, but was able to create a lesson using tutorials from Explain Everything to still teach my students the lesson the way I would want to teach them.