Given remote learning right now and students all around the world, I’m using Microsoft Bookings App to schedule student (online) math extra help. It’s an add-on that’s included with paid Office365, although you may have to convince your IT department to turn it on for you. (There are often a… Continue Reading Extra Help w/ Bookings

So if I were a trendy “influencer” I’d call this app-smashing — but instead I’ll just say here’s a cool way to use PowerPoint to make a self-checking activity for almost any subject area’s content knowledge (although in this case, there’s a little mathematical skill involved, too). My colleagues Thao… Continue Reading Dominos – a self-checking activity

So last post I went over how I used PowerAutomate (Flow) to push stuff form Forms to Excel. But a colleague had a different question so I thought I’d go over that scenario here. I have two grade 10 math sections, and I used the Microsoft SEL Form (from here)… Continue Reading PowerAutomate, Forms->Excel Part 2

So during RemoteLearning in order to be able to manage things, we combine our Grade 9 classes across three teachers into one class. Now, before everyone panics, that meant a total of 30 students in one “class” -= our sections are small and at least two of the three teachers… Continue Reading PowerAutomate, Forms->Excel

So in this time of remote learning, I like to do activities in small groups that are self-checking so that I don’t have to rely on automation. We did a Clue (or Cluedo if you’re British) for our last unit review and this time for our Quadratic Formula mini-unit I… Continue Reading Card Sorts in Microsoft Whiteboard

So one of the challenges folks have is that there isn’t yet an easy way to assign students to breakout rooms so that they can work on a problem together. Each breakout room is a mini-Team with a shared chat space, a Microsoft Whiteboard, audio/video conferencing and a file space.… Continue Reading Breakout Rooms in Microsoft Teams

In Teams, click on the APPS button in the lower left corner of the Teams App. In the Search Box, type form and a card will show up with FORMS on it. In the drop-down menu next to Open, you can add it to a Team, or a Chat. Once… Continue Reading Quick Poll in Microsoft Teams using the Forms Bot

So one of the things I see requested is a delayed-post to Microsoft Teams (like, you want an announcement to go out on a Birthday, say… like April 23rd for someone special?) That functionality doesn’t exist at the moment so I figured that PowerAutomate, Microsoft’s scripting engine, should likely be… Continue Reading Delay Post to Microsoft Teams