New Series: Office 365 for Educators

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Office 365 for Educators

This morning, I am launching a new series for my fellow educators specifically focusing on how to use Office 365 cloud tools in their classrooms.  I begin with a few how-to tutorials that guide students and teachers step-by-step on how to set up shared online Word documents, PowerPoints or Excel worksheets for online groups.  I Read More …

Office 365 Minimum Proficiency YouTube Playlist

This entry is part 4 of 7 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 Word Online documents

This entry is part 5 of 7 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 …

Sharing PowerPoint Online presentations

This entry is part 6 of 7 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 …

Playlist: OneNote Class Notebook Setup on a Mac

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Office 365 for Educators

While Microsoft is doing a great job of providing OneNote resources for teachers at http://onenoteforteachers.com, I find that Microsoft’s efforts are still pretty Windows/PC-centric.  In an effort to “translate” the process of creating a OneNote Class Notebook to the Mac realm, I’ve posted a new YouTube series just for Mac-wielding students and teachers. Over the past Read More …

Sharing Excel Online spreadsheets

This entry is part 8 of 7 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 …

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

This entry is part 9 of 7 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 …