Given remote learning right now and students all around the world, I’m using Microsoft Bookings App to schedule student (online) math extra help. It’s an add-on that’s included with paid Office365, although you may have to convince your IT department to turn it on for you. (There are often a… Continue Reading Extra Help w/ Bookings

So, I’m a classroom teacher — but I’ve also taught online each summer for the past six years, first in French (!) and then mathematics. Before that, I tutored students online through our government online chat/whiteboarding system. And I’ve been working in a 1:1 environment for 25 years. While not… Continue Reading #remotelearning bona fides

You can’t tell what’s going to happen but it looks like many schools may experience some closures over the next few weeks or months, and so folks are considering how you can have students continue to learn while at home. I’m actually on March Break — and I’m catching up… Continue Reading #remotelearning Introduction

(another quick thought because it’s been another 14 hour day) Twice in the past two days I’ve had users of Office365 respond with “What? I didn’t know Office365 had its own YouTube!” If you are an Office365 user, visit http://www.office.com and sign in with your credentials. Hit ALL APPS —… Continue Reading You don’t know what you don’t know

One of the handy things about having infinite storage in Office365 is that there are versions of every bit of your work stored continually.  So, when I worked on the Word document in my previous blog post on Restricting Editing (here) the Word Document had several Previous Versions, snapshots of… Continue Reading I’ve seen this before — Previous Versions in Word (& Excel & PowerPoint)

One of the things I haven’t seen mentioned in Word (in Office365) is “Restrict Editing”.  As you likely know, when you share a document with someone, you can either give them Read Only (they can’t make ANY changes or they get Edit (they can make any changes they want).  But… Continue Reading You’re not allowed to do that (in Word)

One of the neatest things to come along in a long while has been Presenter Coach, an AI app inside of PowerPoint.  It tries to give you helpful feedback on your presenting skills based on your own PowerPoint and the words, phrasing and elocution you use. First… make your PowerPoint. … Continue Reading Improve your presentations with a little AI

My poor colleague. She’s an organizing freak and spent way too many hours clicking away inside the Teams app rearranging all the files into folders.  Then I showed her that she can Sync the Teams folder onto her Hard Drive (giving her offline-access anytime!) and use the drag&drop of regular… Continue Reading Sync your Teams Folder to your Hard Drive

A nice feature now in Microsoft Forms : File Upload!(Remember that all of Office365 — including Forms and OneNote– are free to teachers & students)This is a great option for both Forms and Quizzes… you can now ask people to do work in OneNote and then screenclip it (using the… Continue Reading File Upload in Microsoft Forms