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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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