Dominos – a self-checking activity

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 […]

PowerAutomate, Forms->Excel Part 2

So last post I went over how I used PowerAutomate (Flow) to push stuff form Forms to Excel. But a colleague had a different question so I thought I’d go over that scenario here. I have two grade 10 math sections, and I used the Microsoft SEL Form (from here) […]

PowerAutomate, Forms->Excel

So during RemoteLearning in order to be able to manage things, we combine our Grade 9 classes across three teachers into one class. Now, before everyone panics, that meant a total of 30 students in one “class” -= our sections are small and at least two of the three teachers […]

Card Sorts in Microsoft Whiteboard

So in this time of remote learning, I like to do activities in small groups that are self-checking so that I don’t have to rely on automation. We did a Clue (or Cluedo if you’re British) for our last unit review and this time for our Quadratic Formula mini-unit I […]

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. […]

Delay Post to Microsoft Teams

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 […]

#remotelearning bona fides

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 […]

#remotelearning Introduction

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 […]