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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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