So if I were a trendy “influencer” I’d call this app-smashing — but instead I’ll just say here’s a cool way to use PowerPoint to make a self-checking activity for almost any subject area’s content knowledge (although in this case, there’s a little mathematical skill involved, too). My colleagues Thao… Continue Reading Dominos – a self-checking activity

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.… Continue Reading Breakout Rooms in Microsoft Teams

In Teams, click on the APPS button in the lower left corner of the Teams App. In the Search Box, type form and a card will show up with FORMS on it. In the drop-down menu next to Open, you can add it to a Team, or a Chat. Once… Continue Reading Quick Poll in Microsoft Teams using the Forms Bot

So one of the things I see requested is a delayed-post to Microsoft Teams (like, you want an announcement to go out on a Birthday, say… like April 23rd for someone special?) That functionality doesn’t exist at the moment so I figured that PowerAutomate, Microsoft’s scripting engine, should likely be… Continue Reading Delay Post to Microsoft Teams

So this is the end of a very busy four day week; next week I’ll get back to the fun IT stuff! I had a meeting last night where one of the participants couldn’t physically attend so we used Microsoft Teams to bring him in digitally. Now, the host of… Continue Reading You don’t know what you don’t know. Part 2

I used to suggest using Microsoft Delve as a jumping off point for your files — it was a smart system that highlighted what files you had been recently using but also what others was working on. But, as Microsoft Teams became a more common application for users, I thought… Continue Reading Microsoft Teams –> Your Files jump-off point

Even though everything is in the cloud, we really like to have a copy on our computers (we work on public transit, in places with no or poor wifi, and we never really trust the cloud). So when we’re working in a cloud space, here’s how you can sync the… Continue Reading Your Team’s Files, where you want them

So yesterday I mentioned about using Teams to do Screencasts – you can see that blog post by clicking here.  Here’s a brief run-down of the process.When you’re in the Teams application, either as a reply to a message, or a brand new conversation, click on the MEET NOW button. … Continue Reading You need a Team to do that

I was thrilled that this year the Math Department has decided to move fully on to Microsoft Teams to provide Math Extra Help.  While we’ll continue to provide face-to-face drop-in help during lunch, students in any course can post a question on the Math & CS Team, in whichever channel… Continue Reading Help, (Teams), I need somebody…

Growing up we had a huge book of poetry in the house, and I remember reading it regularly.  One that I remember is from Longfellow … and it applies to this situation.I have the pleasure of working with the folks at the Park City Mathematics Institute this summer. What happens… Continue Reading When she was bad, she was horrid…