November 21, 2017

Gordon Hayward Injured -

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Mrs. Tribuzi, Dance Teacher Extraordinaire -

Monday, October 30, 2017

theSkimm: The Millennial Generation of News -

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cross Country Runs into the 2017 Season -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Should You Attend the Women’s Marches? -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Bearcats Blown Away by Chalk Fest -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The New Tardy Policy Pilot Is Over -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SMHS Chalk Fest is an Instant Successes -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Chalk Fest is Shaping Up Well This Year -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Boys Volleyball Season Comes to a Close -

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bearcat Chefs Compete in Nacho Contest -

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bearcat Invitational Track Meet a Huge Success -

Monday, May 8, 2017

Concert Band Prepares for Spring Concert -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Students: “Beware the Banality of a Busy Life” -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Roger Federer Proves he is the GOAT -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Coach John Tells Us About Boys Tennis -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Olaiha Fonua and His Friend Perform at Green Week -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Eureka, We Built It! -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

International Week Celebrates Diversity -

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

International Week Shines -

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Goodbye Schoolloop, Hello Canvas

For the next school year, 2017 to 2018, San Mateo High will switch from using Schoolloop to Canvas by Instructure. Canvas, which was launched in 2008, is an open online education platform used by over 2,000 schools around the country. Similar to Schoolloop, Canvas is a way for students to track their different courses and grades.

Since the switch is very knew to teachers at SMHS, most staff are unfamiliar with the new platform. Ms.Shiu, Principal, is aware of the switch but has not had previous experience using Canvas. “It was more of a district decision,” says Ms.Shiu. “Dominic Bigue has been helping teachers that have questions about Canvas and that might be experimenting with Canvas in their classrooms so that the transition is smoother for next year. As far as functionality and classroom stuff, it is a little more developed.”

Not only is Canvas a new program for students, the site is a new concept for teachers as well. Mr. Thrasher, Physics teacher, is one of the many teachers who are new to Canvas software. “I’m aware that Canvas is supposed to be something that’s more all ecompassing. I’m aware of it although I don’t know the specifics,” adds Mr.Thrasher. “I don’t do a whole lot of things directly through Schoolloop. Some other teachers that do a lot more assignments and posting might have a bigger change.”

The switch will be an even larger change for students in SMHS, since they have been accustomed to using Schoolloop in their previous middle school and high school years. Evelyn Magana, Sophomore, was surprised to hear about the switch. “I’ve been using Schoolloop for so long, I’m so used to it now. Using Canvas next year will be very different and I hope I will be able to adjust well,” notes Evelyn.

Canvas by Instructure will be a new concept to the everyone next year, teachers and students alike. SMHS will be another addition to the 2,000 schools using the new education platform.rijhcanvas

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