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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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