A little low-tech … I use whiteboards a lot in class – fortunately all of my walls save the windows are covered in whiteboards. Typically all of my students (~20) are up at the boards for at least part of each class and occasionally for the entire class. For example,… Continue Reading Clean those boards
One of the handy things about having infinite storage in Office365 is that there are versions of every bit of your work stored continually. So, when I worked on the Word document in my previous blog post on Restricting Editing (here) the Word Document had several Previous Versions, snapshots of… Continue Reading I’ve seen this before — Previous Versions in Word (& Excel & PowerPoint)
One of the things I haven’t seen mentioned in Word (in Office365) is “Restrict Editing”. As you likely know, when you share a document with someone, you can either give them Read Only (they can’t make ANY changes or they get Edit (they can make any changes they want). But… Continue Reading You’re not allowed to do that (in Word)
One of the neatest things to come along in a long while has been Presenter Coach, an AI app inside of PowerPoint. It tries to give you helpful feedback on your presenting skills based on your own PowerPoint and the words, phrasing and elocution you use. First… make your PowerPoint. … Continue Reading Improve your presentations with a little AI
My poor colleague. She’s an organizing freak and spent way too many hours clicking away inside the Teams app rearranging all the files into folders. Then I showed her that she can Sync the Teams folder onto her Hard Drive (giving her offline-access anytime!) and use the drag&drop of regular… Continue Reading Sync your Teams Folder to your Hard Drive
A nice feature now in Microsoft Forms : File Upload!(Remember that all of Office365 — including Forms and OneNote– are free to teachers & students)This is a great option for both Forms and Quizzes… you can now ask people to do work in OneNote and then screenclip it (using the… Continue Reading File Upload in Microsoft Forms
This builds on my earlier post (link here).After my session at the OAME Conference (link to Presentation), a few folks asked me how I had put this together, so I’m going to give a brief run-down here. You’re always welcome to ask me for more information, of course, if I’ve… Continue Reading The structure of the Interstitial App, or, Observations & Conversations – Part 2
I kinda run on some basic principles when using IT — it’s gotta be free, increase teacher efficacy (modulo some smal learning curve), reduce time spent, it’s got to digitize content and I have to be able to to work with the data to find meaning.So every other year we… Continue Reading Observations & Conversations : Part 1 of many?
So I was in the Lounge the other day and one of the teachers mentioned that she heard I used Excel for Visibly Random Grouping and asked me to explain it (previous blog post). Well, I use Excel just to assign my students to one of five tables – at… Continue Reading Visibly Random Grouping in Excel
When we return from March Break, we tend to have a teacher-only day of PD and meetings. The admin had broken the faculty into 3 groups for two sessions and hadn’t planned anything for the third so I suggested I run a tech PD.Since this would be my swan song… Continue Reading Choose your own… PD.