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 […]

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 […]

Choose your own… PD.

When we return from March Break, we tend to have a teacher-only day of PD and meetings.  The admin had broken the faculty into 3 groups for two sessions and hadn’t planned anything for the third so I suggested I run a tech PD.Since this would be my swan song […]

This is a Test… this is only a test…

This post wouldn’t have been possible without Eric in our IT Dept — he fixed a network setting that prevented us from using TakeATest last year… so a huge shout-out to him (he’s likely relieved because I’ve been pestering him for the past couple of years!)Built into Windows10 (right from […]

Post It Notes go universal

Microsoft recently began rolling out an update to their Post-It Note software, which they call StickyNotes – now at version 3.  You can get it in the Microsoft Store here.  For the sake of clarity, I’ll continue to refer to them as Post-It Notes — they’re like Kleenex.What’s nice now […]

Other folks, doing stuff in OneNote

When I’m working in OneNote on the night before classes, I always find it interesting to see who else is there working.  The Windows10 version of OneNote (and OneNote Online) both include a People Presence option to show you who else is working in the same Notebook/ClassNotebook.   When you […]

You need a Team to do that

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.  […]

Help, (Teams), I need somebody…

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 […]