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Posts byAndre Quaglia, Author at Cloud of Learning [ 19 ]

EdCamp SWO 2016

Looking forward to participating today at EdCamp SWO 2016. I will be presenting the following topics below and your feedback on my presentation would be greatly appreciated! Communicating Great Student Work Using Sway Using Office Mix in the blended learning classroom Creative Use of Mobile Technology in a K to 12 school design Here is a copy of my EdCampSWO_2016.

Collaborating with Colleagues using OneNote Staff Notebook

Collaborating with Colleagues using OneNote Staff Notebook

I recently discovered the advantages of using OneNote Staff Notebooks as a collaborative tool to keep the momentum of conversations flowing after department meetings with teaching colleagues. With so many projects and school initiatives on the go, I required a flexible tool that allows peers to continue idea sharing with maximum flexibility. This would help to avoid the headache of scheduling additional meetings and maximizing time management. Creating OneNote Staff Notebooks OneNote Staff Notebooks are created using the same method as […]

Demonstrating Ingenuity in the Classroom and Workplace

Demonstrating Ingenuity in the Classroom and Workplace

A group of grade 11 Information Technology students recently participated in a three part think literacy activity. Learners were introduced to the word ingenuity and required to complete a series of activities to help better understand the word. Part 1 The first part of the lesson focused on identifying key words that described how ingenuity can be demonstrated in school and the workplace. Below is a concept map created by students who collaborated a series of ideas; Part 2 Students were required […]

10 Tips for Using Technology in the Classroom

10 Tips for Using Technology in the Classroom

Happy 1st birthday cloudoflearning.com! I wanted to take an opportunity and reflect on my ongoing journey to encourage ingenuity in the mobile classroom. I can highlight this journey by summarizing ten successful tips for using technology in the classroom.   The recommended tips have been discovered after teaching for more than four years at Tecumseh Vista Academy. I have adopted the key points through hard work, passion, and collaborating with others. Technology is only a classroom tool – Don’t get […]

Broadcasting Smartphone Apps as a Teaching Tool

Broadcasting Smartphone Apps as a Teaching Tool

Personal electronic devices bring a multitude of opportunities to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) classroom. A recent challenge is trying to model desktop applications with a graphical user interface that looks very different from smartphone apps. The example below shows a visual screen capture of OneNote (desktop) compared to OneNote (smart phone app). My Goal The majority of students in my school favour the lighter, more affordable smartphones versus laptops. My goal is to discover how Miracast can be used […]

Setting up a Classroom Website Using Office 365 Sites

Setting up a Classroom Website Using Office 365 Sites

One of the goals listed in my Annual Learning Plan is to establish a classroom website using Office 365 Sites. My vision focuses on providing a blended learning solution using a variety of digital tools instead of focusing on a primary tool as in the past. This shift in strategy will help support my Bring Your Own Device strategy in the classroom. So how can I make my vision a reality? The strategy moving forward is to utilize a variety of cloud based […]

Office 365 Essential Skills and Quick Tips

Office 365 Essential Skills and Quick Tips

I had an opportunity to provide workshops with colleagues at Westview Freedom Academy and Harrow District High School during the final days of the previous school year. The goal of my presentation was to build on essential Office 365 skills taught earlier by the dedicated GECDSB @14DLT Digital Learning team. Below will provide an overview of the skills and quick tips taught during my interactive presentation; Tip #1 – Access “Home Base.” Click on the tile window on the upper […]

My First Office Mix

My First Office Mix

Here is a link to my Office Mix presentation regarding experiences at Microsoft E2 (part 2). As a side note… I decided to give Office Mix an official first try! An add-on for Microsoft PowerPoint, Mix is a simple download from the beta site. After a quick installation, the Mix toolbar is directly added into PowerPoint’s menu bar. Functionality includes embedding video and audio clips for each slide in the deck. An interactive quiz feature is also included and requires a third party app download from […]

Reflection of Microsoft E2 Global Educator Exchange

Reflection of Microsoft E2 Global Educator Exchange

I wanted to take some time and reflect on my experiences at the Microsoft E2 conference now that the school year is concluded. A Personal Journey Unexpected tragedy struck my family with the sudden passing of my mother at the start of the year. With the help of my wife and best friend, Deanna, I was able to find strength and move on each day at a time. An article was written about my story on the Microsoft Daily Edventures […]

Microsoft EDU Summit 2015

Microsoft EDU Summit 2015

I had a blast at the Microsoft EDU Summit in Windsor! The conference was a great opportunity to network with colleagues of the GECDSB and technology enthusiasts alike. It was a fun day with many great speakers including D.J. Cunningham and Nicole Bell from Learn Style.  Interesting conversations around differentiated instruction and how we use multiple learning styles (visual, sequential, oral, kinesthetic) to engage and inspire our students. Office 365 and OneNote were used as solid examples of cloud based tools in an ever increasing BYOD learning environment. Attached are presentation slides from my […]

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