Getting content into OneNote is incredibly easy … since every page acts like a clipboard, just drag&drop or use the INSERT ribbon.You can use the smartphone app OfficeLens (which takes pictures of “real” content, cleans it up, and pushes it right into OneNote) or you can use the WebClipper — a browser… Continue Reading Web Content into OneNote

[I did have 3 hours of Parent Teacher Conferences tonight, but I wanted to make sure I got my November daily post in!] I spent way too much time as a kid reading through the Choose Your Own Adventure books. Like these folks (link) I would map out the different… Continue Reading Using OneNote to create a Choose your own Adventure book

I know it’s trendy for folks to proselytize “Ditching Homework” – it’s a catchy phrase, great memories of your own homework are likely hard to find and you won’t get invited to speak at conferences or sell books if you’re encouraging folks to do the something they’re already doing.Now, I’m… Continue Reading Stop Ditching Homework

So Twitter serves up a lot of great tips, tricks, techniques and shortcuts for busy teachers. Choosing to follow the right folks helps prevent a lot of the nonsense. Eric Curts (Twitter) provided one to help Math teachers with quick formative assessments : Making Google Forms Quizzes with Math (Free,… Continue Reading Making Microsoft Forms Quizzes with Math (Free, Easier and Quicker)

So my good friend and colleague Anjuli Ahooja and I were fortunate enough to host a student panel on learning technologies at the STAO (Science Teachers Association of Ontario) and teachers in the audience asked the following questions.  I tried to keep to actual student quotes. “I use Google Classroom…… Continue Reading Why students OneNote

Last week was crazy busy (3 conferences, report cards and my Dad’s memorial service) so I’m catching up on my November committment. As Richard Byrne laid out today in his post, “Voice Recording Tools“, audio can be very effective for both students as content, as product or as feedback from… Continue Reading Audio in Learning (in OneNote)

We just finished our report cards for the first Report Period and, in anticipation of giving them formal feedback, I asked my students to do a self-reflection of their Learning Skills, and to provide me with some feedback.  (If you’d like to know more about the Learning Skills we assess,… Continue Reading Report Cards & Learning Skills – Student Self-Assess

Although I said I’d blog every day in November, I meant “school days” and didn’t intend to blog on the weekend. But I had a few minutes between tasks and was browsing Twitter and came across Draper’s post: It’s (still) not OK for teachers to remain digitally illiterate. Here’s why…… Continue Reading Tech is not the be-all and end-all

So on Fridays, I sit in the Lounge at School so that folks can get assistance with things. It’s good because just seeing me will prompt them “Oh, I had a question for you!”  Today, someone sat down with a coffee and asked me “So, if you have a question,… Continue Reading Keeping up with Microsoft