Teacher content displayed on projector So it was optimistic of me to say I’d be able to post twice in the same day… so here I continue from #My24Hrs Part 1. So as it turned out, I didn’t have a lot of time to run around to classes.  I managed… Continue Reading #My24Hrs Part 2

I recently described myself as a devout pragmatist – and that has been reflected in the way I’ve taken on my role as technology liaison in our IT department.  I’m not an evangelizer; I’m a productivity and efficiency consultant.  If I can find 5 minutes of savings for a teacher… Continue Reading #My24Hrs Part 1

It often surprises me when folks don’t know about Office365 and/or don’t know how Microsoft has changed its educational offerings in the past few years.  Although Google definitely had the lead up to say 2011, Microsoft has quickly come up from behind and re-invented the educational space for teaching, learning,… Continue Reading 5 Reasons Schools should run with Office365

So, Alice Keeler – @alicekeeler– who is an amazing blogger and an incredible resource for those using Google products, posted 60 Ways Math Teachers can use Google Classroom last April.  It came across my desk the other day and, since school hadn’t started yet, I thought it might be a good reflection for me on how… Continue Reading Five reasons to learn Math with OneNote

While at the Bringing-IT-Together conference (one of the best gathering of learners in North America) in November 2015 I had the opportunity to present at a few sessions, mostly on OneNote (of course?) but I also got to work with some folks from Microsoft and, in recognition of being a Microsoft… Continue Reading “So you’ve sold your soul…”

So it’s pretty common that folks use Google Forms to create an automatically graded assessment.  Now, I have to admit, as a mathematics teacher I don’t do a lot of fixed-response assessments like this that need automatic grading.  But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a useful option. In fact this… Continue Reading Auto-Grading an Office365 Excel Survey Assessment

This follows on the hacking work done with OneNote Class Notebook – including adding a digital portfolio and a private planning area for teachers in the Content section. My amazing colleague Anjuli Ahooja is an active participant with Science On Stage.  As a result of a workshop in Europe last year,… Continue Reading Playing with Permissions in the OneNote Class Notebook: In French

(So I ran into Minnia Feng, the Community Organizer for the Microsoft Expert Educators when I was in Redmond last month and she mentioned I’d taken her “5 item listicles” by the horns.  Long story short, I believe than when I’m faced with a constraint, I become more creative and… Continue Reading 5 things about the Microsoft Band

Continuing on the Microsoft Expert Educator suggestion to make 5-tips-articles here’s one on Yammer. Yammer is part of Office365 and is free to schools, faculty and students as part of their free Office365 subscriptions.  On first glance, and in general discussion with faculty and students, its best approximation is a… Continue Reading Yammer : 5 reasons to explore a new space

So a colleague posted this on a Yammer conversation the other day and I didn’t want to try to post to it without some explanations, for which Yammer did not provide sufficient space.  And since Microsoft encouraged us to post “5 point articles” I feel constrained to continue in that… Continue Reading Art and #OneNote ? My 5 responses