So… say you wanted to have a party… but what’s the right time to have it?Office365 Outlook (free for all teachers & students!) will let you poll people to decide when’s the right time to meet. You need to use Outlook-on-the-web though. Now Outlook-on-the-web is actually a pretty good Outlook… Continue Reading Party On (Outlook), Garth!
So there comes a time when you’re presenting (or you know, you’re old) and you want to zoom in on an area of the screen. Press the Windows + Plus (+) on the keyboard to turn the built-in Magnifier on. Then, you can press Windows + Esc to turn… Continue Reading Say, can you see?
You know that when you’re typing in any application (Word, Outlook, OneNote for example) you can press WINDOWS & PERIOD to pull up your Emoji keyboard. 👍 Click on the Magnifying Glass and you can type a word to quickly find the right emoji. Or you can click through all… Continue Reading Emojis … Windows Full Stop
So sitting at lunch the other day, one of my colleagues was muttering about all the reading she had to do for a course and wished she could buy audiobooks for all of her readings. Well, I stuck my nose in her business. Microsoft Edge will let you read an… Continue Reading Reading is FUNdamental-ly EDGEy
So everything we do is in OneNote. Everything. But we (okay, me) are trying to break out into other tools and that includes Microsoft Teams and their Assignment workflow. What I tried was this:1) In a Word document we wrote about what they had to do and how they would… Continue Reading Using Assignments in Microsoft Teams
So, long story short, we have a bit of extra time in our Right-Angle Trigonometry unit, so I mentioned to my team that I would put together a BreakOut for review. During this time, we have a lot of kids away for various reasons so having something self-paced is helpful.… Continue Reading Back to the BreakOut
A few years ago there was a great Twitter hashtag #NeedARedStamp about errors that students continually make and how it would be easier to just stamp your usual response on their papers. Check ’em out here! I need a red stamp. But not for kids’ math papers. Everybody and their… Continue Reading #NeedARedStamp
I had a teacher message me on Monday saying that he was having a guest talk to his class from Bogotá, Colombia and what would be the best way to web-conference with her and record it? The absolute easiest way for anybody to do that is with Skype4Business, a business-level… Continue Reading “Geez, it’s so easy!” – Skype for Business for Education
I had a great conversation today with a tech director who was asking how we dealt with our 1:1 program and what my thoughts were on BYOD. So I thought I write my thoughts down here as well.We have been 1:1 since 1998 – now, I didn’t start at Appleby… Continue Reading BYOD. It’s not about the device until it’s the device.
As folks know, I’m a big fan of #digitalink — as a math teacher, as an aspiring creative person, I always want to scribble. I write on everything at home, and always have. The back of envelopes (when people use to send them), post-it notes, boxes… I scribble everywhere. I… Continue Reading Write anywhere