You don’t know what you don’t know

(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 — […]

Three things

It’s been a long day and I didn’t have time on the weekend to write some posts in advance — so a quick reflection on today. I got to do three things that are important to me: Teach mathematics authentically. Many of my classes this year have had to be […]

The World’s Most Dangerous Writing App

One of the things I enjoyed doing in my role as “Edtech guy” was putting up hints & tips in the faculty washrooms — “Learning in the Loo”. One of my most favorite discoveries for that was The World’s Most Dangerous Writing App (WMDWA): https://www.squibler.io/writing-prompt-generator . When I made my […]

Your Phone. On your computer.

Microsoft has this fun little app called Your Phone on Windows 10; it connects your computer (desktop/laptop/Surface) with your phone and adds some functionality that comes in handy. While I have it on both my school laptop and home desktop, it’s on the the home desktop that I use most […]

Email to OneNote

This is one of those things that I always assume people know… but then they don’t! You can send (almost) anything to the email address me@onenote.com and it will create a new page with whatever was in the email, along with any attachments. This makes it easy to have meeting […]

Screen Recording made easy

Screen recording is something I do A LOT … when you’re a math teacher and students want solutions, it’s easy to open up OneNote and write out the solution or work through a Desmos graphing or a Graspable Math solution, giving a spoken step-by-step as I go. Now, what I’d […]

Yes! Oui! Si! 是的!

I use Microsoft Forms a fair bit but mostly it’s with my own students. But when I’m working with larger groups outside the school, it’s a nice option to offer a multi-lingual entry form (especially in Canada where the two official languages are English & French). Microsoft Forms adds a […]

Fence me in!

A couple of weeks ago while flipping through tabs, I noticed a wee little fence on the top bar of my Firefox browser: My first thought was “hey that’s kinda a cute little emoji” … and then I wondered why it existed… and then I noticed it was in the […]

Desmos Test Mode in Windows

Desmos, the popular online graphing calculator, has a Test Mode that locks the device into just the graphing calculator (Link: https://www.desmos.com/test-mode) . The challenge is that it’s only for Chromebooks & iPads. And I use a Windows10 device. So here’s a parallel solution : Windows TakeATest mode. TakeATest locks windows […]