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 […]

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 […]

Microsoft Teams –> Your Files jump-off point

I used to suggest using Microsoft Delve as a jumping off point for your files — it was a smart system that highlighted what files you had been recently using but also what others was working on. But, as Microsoft Teams became a more common application for users, I thought […]

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 […]

When she was bad, she was horrid…

Growing up we had a huge book of poetry in the house, and I remember reading it regularly.  One that I remember is from Longfellow … and it applies to this situation.I have the pleasure of working with the folks at the Park City Mathematics Institute this summer. What happens […]