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Creating an Office Sway

Creating an Office Sway

I recently had an opportunity to experiment with Office Sway, a cloud based application that allows users to create, share, and embed newsletters and presentations.  Sample Sways can be found at https://sway.com/1pY2XHf5gnp2hm2g and https://sway.com/UDpr4DcCcEvnAAQk My first impression of Sway is an easy to use tool that is cross platform compatible across multiple devices. Setting up my first Sway was an easy process. Users can add and manage existing work with a few simple clicks. Once you get started, the interface is much more […]

Collaborative Feedback Using OneNote

Collaborative Feedback Using OneNote

Business students are now in the process of completing their final summative evaluations. Learners are using personal technology devices to encourage idea sharing and constructive feedback using familiar forms of mobile technology. My goal is to extend learning outside the traditional classroom. Introduction to Business (grade 9) and Entrepreneurship (grade 10) are the two current courses that will be using OneNote. The final summative evaluation (FSE) will require grade 9 students to design, build, and market a product. Grade 10 […]

Creating lessons that leverage technology

Creating lessons that leverage technology

Teaching in “desktop” computing environments highlighted my early teaching career that included static workstations that looked very similar to classrooms of my own generation. This far too familiar environment provided the internal motivation I needed to learn new trends and ways of teaching in my classroom. A good amount of time was spent researching the steady shift that was occurring towards bring your own device (BOYD) in many educational districts across Canada and the United States. My chance for change […]

Working with Microsoft OneNote Class Creator

Working with Microsoft OneNote Class Creator

After a positive experience using the basic features of OneNote, I decided to give OneNote Class Creator a try! My first step was to access the OneNote Class Creator app by going into 1) OneDrive and 2) Selecting the “gear” symbol and clicking “Site Content” in the drop down menu; The next step was to select the OneNote Class Creator from the list of available apps; Note – If you cannot see the app listed, it must be loaded by selected the “add […]

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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