February 20, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chris Bosh Possible Comeback -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chloe Kim: The 17 Year Old Phenomenon -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Shaun White Wins Gold at Pyeongchang -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Biggest Problems with the NBA All-Star Games -

Friday, February 16, 2018

History of Super Bowl -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Where would you take your date out on Valentine’s Day? -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jeff Sessions’ History with Race Follows Him -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Crazy Trades During The NBA Trade Deadline -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

“Love, Simon” and representation on the Big Screen -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Contraceptive Coverage Rollback Endangers Women -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Rape Accusation Made Against Former “Voice” Star -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Should Confederate statues be taken down? -

Friday, February 2, 2018

John Aguilar: Ataque Rapido -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

“The Mini Show” -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

‘Coco’ captura corazones de todos -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

College Visits -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Viaje a Teotihuacán -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

R&B Comeback -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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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