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?

This was a recent question posted amongst school educators G suite versus Office 365. Thoughts? Since I wrote a fair bit, I thought I’d also post it here: If people are learning with a modern pen-based tablet pc, or are learning math, science, or languages outside of the QWERTY keyboard,… Continue Reading Thoughts on Google versus Office

We’re just prepping for the start of the school year (we don’t start teaching until the 12th) and I just thought I’d run through how enmeshed Microsoft OneNote is to our school. 1) Class OneNotes — this is where it all started five years ago, so we have over 2500… Continue Reading OneNotes upon OneNotes…

Regardless of your teaching style, you’re going to want to provide students with content – articles to read, worksheets to practice, diagrams to explore, maps to color, etc.  While OneNote allows the students complete freedom in constructing content within their own space, you as the teacher will want to give… Continue Reading Giving content to students

So far we’ve created a Class Notebook *link* and made the first page our own *link*.  Now we’re going to provide some content for the students. The _Content Library is where all YOUR stuff goes; it’s the Teacher space.  We used to have to photocopy material we wanted to give to… Continue Reading Getting things ready for students in your OneNote

So when OneNote Class Notebook was first designed, it was put together by teachers from several subject areas, each with different approaches to classroom, content and assessment processes.  OneNote was chosen specifically because it allowed teachers to maintain their digital spaces in the same way– it’s open, responsive and yet… Continue Reading Page One of your OneNote Class Notebook

I think one of the biggest strengths of the OneNote Class Notebook was that it was started in the classroom and designed, from the bottom up, by classroom teachers in their classrooms.  Even after Microsoft took it on and began adding to its functionality, they have kept teachers very close… Continue Reading Start a new year with OneNote

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… Continue Reading #My24Hrs Part 2

I recently described myself as a devout pragmatist – and that has been reflected in the way I’ve taken on my role as technology liaison in our IT department.  I’m not an evangelizer; I’m a productivity and efficiency consultant.  If I can find 5 minutes of savings for a teacher… Continue Reading #My24Hrs Part 1