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Introducing Office 365 in the classroom

Introducing Office 365 in the classroom

Today’s lesson was to introduce my grade 9 business students to their final summative evaluation (FSE) project.  I was also pleased to have Sharon Hill from the Windsor Star to view the lesson! I began the class by introducing students to Office 365 which is a tool that will be used to enhance collaboration and extend learning outside the classroom. Specific applications to be used include Outlook, Calendar, Tasks, OneDrive, OneNote, and Sites. The majority of my students are using a BOYD […]

Resiliency in the classroom

Resiliency in the classroom

As I think about what to accomplish during my time with the Microsoft Innovative Expert program, I begin to seriously reflect on my teaching practice. This specifically includes how I’m using technology to increase student achievement according to my school board’s improvement plan. The achievement piece is important because the GECDSB’s improvement plan focuses on learning in math, primary reading, creative/critical thinking, resiliency, and closing the achievement gap for students at risk. As the theme of my blog is to encourage ingenuity […]

Encouraging ingenuity in the mobile classroom

Encouraging ingenuity in the mobile classroom

I had the opportunity last week to attend the 2014 Windsor Essex Tech Show after receiving a ticket from my Principal. The keynote speakers for this event included Google’s Fab Dolan, Detroit Venture Partners’ Jacob Cohen, Microsoft’s Sharon Bennett, and Cisco’s Tony Abi-Jaoude. After arriving during the second half of the conference, I was disappointed to have missed Sharon Bennett’s keynote address that focused on leveraging new technologies from the cloud. Maybe next time 🙁 I made sure to get […]

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Program

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Program

My experience with Microsoft based products has been extensive since my earlier career in the private I.T. sector. Since becoming an educator in 2005, my prior knowledge was invaluable as Microsoft operating systems and productivity software comprised a large percentage of computing resources in the board.   I took a personal interest in cloud-based computingin the spring of 2013 when the GECDSB implemented SharePoint throughout the organization. As  a power user, I was provided an opportunity to participate in a SharePoint Power Users […]

My educational journey

My educational journey

My name is Andre Quaglia and have been a professional educator since 2005. I am currently a secondary school teacher working for the Greater Essex District School Board, Ontario, Canada.  My teachable subjects are Business Studies, Cooperative Education, and Geography. I completed my Masters in Educational technology degree from Lawrence Technological University in 2011. My area of research was in the development of a balanced scorecard tool to plan and evaluate continuous improvement of information technology resources in my school district. I also […]

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