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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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