It often takes folks a bit to get used to OneNote because there are no “files” — there are only pages, like a Binder, and everything is placed on a page.  So, when students do their work and present it for feedback, it’s on a page.  What’s great is you… Continue Reading Collaborating, without having to work

So my new year’s resolution is to write one blog post a week.I thought I would start off by answering a question I was asked during #PubPD in October.  Now, #PubPD is a fun evening where teachers gather together in a local pub and over the course of an hour,… Continue Reading What is your classroom like?

So I mentioned that one of the apps inside of Office365, Delve, is my best friend in a previous post – mostly because it’s an intelligent agent that helps me prioritize (and find) things I should be working on.  If you haven’t clicked on the Waffle in Office365 and then clicked… Continue Reading Using Delve to Board up your School

So we had a snow day Monday.  I won’t go in to the gloriousness that a snow day is here in Canada.  Suffice it to say that they’re as close to heaven as you can get without dying. It came at a cost; there was 35cm of snow across my… Continue Reading I felt this tingle while shoveling snow…

When we first introduced the OneNote Binders, amongst the immediate requests was for group collaboration spaces.  For the first year, we had the teachers request them through our IT request system and manually created them and assigned the permissions.  But, given the convenience of OneNote, we knew we wanted a… Continue Reading There’s no I in TEAM (there’s an _A, _M and _R though!)

Okay, so it’s not Buffalo, but one of our teachers lives out in the country and due to the recent snowstorm was unable to come to school.  Normally, that isn’t a great emergency as we do our own coverages for missing teachers internally so students tend to get a teacher… Continue Reading Lync in a Snowstorm: Video-conferencing the Music Classroom

I’ve been busy with the wrap-up of the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) so this has had to wait. But I caught the article “10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs” and felt a parallel article describing similar processes with the free offerings from Microsoft… Continue Reading 10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Microsoft OneDrive

OneNote, as well as I can gauge from the number of tweets I see tagged with it, has been undergoing a marked increase in user base. So, I’ve been trying to mirror what folks do with GoogleDocs and show how it’s done with OneNote. To wit… “How do you direct… Continue Reading How do you direct someone to a specific spot in your OneNote

I have the incredible good fortune to watch a French teacher work over the next month.  She’s taken on the responsibility for a Grade 10 French summer course for students.  The challenge is that she is teaching it online to students here in Canada and overseas, specifically China and Pakistan.… Continue Reading On the internet, personne ne sait que tu es un chien!

Our school has our teachers choose a working group that meets every third week of the school year; they choose a topic to look at and then work through a discussion, research and perhaps reach a project.  I had the opportunity to work through with a group today looking at… Continue Reading Documenting our Action Research