August 22, 2018

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parkland Shooting -

Friday, March 2, 2018

California Flu Crisis -

Friday, March 2, 2018

‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

¿Cuál Será el Futuro de DACA? -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Season of Baseball -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black History Month -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 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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