Tag: Microsoft Excel

Accessibility gets easier

So November is NaNoWriMo – the month to write your novel. Well, I’m not doing that, but I’m endeavouring to write a blog post a (week)day this month just to get back in the habit. One of the biggest pushes from Microsoft since has been Accessibility – making certain that Microsoft products don’t get in […]

Breakout Rooms in Microsoft Teams

So one of the challenges folks have is that there isn’t yet an easy way to assign students to breakout rooms so that they can work on a problem together. Each breakout room is a mini-Team with a shared chat space, a Microsoft Whiteboard, audio/video conferencing and a file space. If your school allows students […]

#My24Hrs Part 2

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 to pop into one geography […]

5 Reasons Schools should run with Office365

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, collaboration and creativity. So, briefly, […]

Auto-Grading an Office365 Excel Survey Assessment

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 post arises not from automatic […]

Excel Surveys

One of the activities in Reflecting on Practice today involved developing question stems that would promote math talk.  We wanted a quick and easy way of collecting the sample question stems each participant had created — a survey lets us distribute the typing and simplifies the redistribution for tomorrow’s task. In the past we would […]