Three Money-Saving Tips for Buying Tech for College

  To graduating seniors and their parents: Congratulations!  I am taking a minute to write out some tips I give to seniors who ask me about buying a laptop for college.  The college laptop is more important than ever.  While sometimes you cannot determine how long a piece of hardware can last, you can at Read More …

Office 365 in the Classroom: Brainstorming and Delegating in OneNote Collaboration Space

This entry is part of 6 in the series Office 365 for Educators

Since last semester, I have been using OneNote Class Notebooks with my student help desk class.  Every quarter, students have an individual project and a team-based project (usually a training workshop they perform or a class visit).  This quarter, students are revising the Back to Mac Guide/iBook that I compiled last year for students.  The Read More …

Tech Tuesday – Flipped Learning 405p- EdPuzzle for Video Quizzing and Lesson Mastery

This entry is part 20 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

Track how much of a video students watched; prevent multitasking and build formative assessments into video checkpoints… that’s EdPuzzle! The best part? You don’t even need a new account! Learn how to use EdPuzzle to measure students’ mastery of content from videos. Agenda & Corresponding Online Resources Signing in using an existing Edmodo account Creating Read More …

Office 365 Minimum Proficiency YouTube Playlist

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Office 365 for Educators

Below is a playlist of YouTube videos assembled around the Office 365 Minimum Proficiencies that my district has identified.  These videos should help teachers setting up Office 365 with their Macs.  This list is not comprehensive, since other videos have been hosted in our PD platform, PD360.

Sharing Excel Online spreadsheets

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Office 365 for Educators

1. Sign in and select Excel 2. Select a theme 3. Rename the spreadsheet for your group 4. Share to your group and teacher 1. Sign in and select Excel Use portal.office.com to log into your Office 365 @spart7.onmicrosoft.com account.  From the Portal, choose Excel Online. 2. Select a theme From the Excel Online window, Read More …

Sharing PowerPoint Online presentations

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Office 365 for Educators

Each collaborative group should nominate a group leader to follow the four steps for setting up your online presentation.  Only the leader needs to create the presentation.  After it is created, other group members and the teacher should get an email with a link to the shared presentation. 1. Sign in and select PowerPoint 2. Read More …

Sharing Word Online documents

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Office 365 for Educators

Each collaborative group should nominate a group leader to follow the four steps for setting up your online document.  Only the leader needs to create the document.  After it is created, other group members and the teacher should get an email with a link to the shared document. 1. Sign in and select Word 2. Read More …