Dragons’ Exchange (DX) Common Practices
Dragon’s Exchange (DX) is the first point of reference for MS and HS students when it comes to accessing resources and deadlines. It is also a single location for parents of these students to get an overview of deadlines. With this in mind here are our DX Common Practices.
- Dragons’ Exchange is the only LMS that will be used at ISB.
- All digital resources will be accessible to students through their courses on Dragons’ Exchange. This could take various forms, such as:
- documents are saved in Groups or OneDrive and shared using Thoughts;
- a OneNote Class Notebook created in Dragons’ Exchange and links to pages or sections are shared using Thoughts;
- videos are uploaded to You Tube or Dragons’ Tube and links are shared using Thoughts;
- videos are embedded into lesson pages;
- links to web pages are shared using “Thoughts” or in lesson pages.
- Assessments (tests, investigations, essays, lab reports, presentations, video assignment, reflection, etc) will be posted as a Task or Assignment depending on the situation. Some examples include:
- an in-class test or presentation can be posted as a Task and will place a reminder on the student To-Do list. Students are able to mark this task as Done to remove it from the list;
- an essay, investigation or lab can be posted as an Assignment. This will place a reminder on the student To-Do list and will provide an online dropbox (which can be linked to Turnitin for HS classes) as well as provide an easy way to manage who has submitted the work. This work is only viewable by the teacher;
- a student reflection can be posted as an Assignment and students can submit the URL to a post on their ISB blog. This will place a reminder on the student To-Do list and will provide an easy way to manage who has submitted the work.
- a student-created video project can be posted as an Assignment. Students can upload their completed videos to Dragons’ Tube and submit the URL.
- Daily homework/home learning can be posted as necessary as a Task:
- a Task requires a due date and will place a reminder on the student To-Do list;
- students are able to mark this task as Done to remove it from the list;
- teachers are able to monitor who has marked it has done and who has not;
- the expectations for this practice will vary by division.
- Whole-class communication (reminders, distribution of resources, etc) will be posted as a Thought.
- The Ed Tech Office will support all departments, CALs and teachers to help them be successful in addressing the Common Practices in their classes.
Teachers are encouraged to create units of work for students to access online at school or at home. These units can be shared between classes (live sharing) and provide instant updates of changes to all shared classes. Alternatively, units can be copied to other classes. If a unit is copied, then any changes in one class do not affect other classes. In all cases, the “master” version of the unit should be in the departmental sandbox classroom for reference and collaboration.