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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Tech Tuesday – PBL 301- Group Work vs. Collaboration

This entry is part 17 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

Are your students collaborating or dividing and conquering?  In this session, we will discuss how to manage student teams so that learning is comprehensive rather than fragmented. Agenda Let’s first develop a definition of collaboration by reading the first two pages of “Towards Better Group Work: Seeing the Difference between Cooperation and Collaboration” an article Read More …

Two years later: My brightening review of Microsoft Office 365 for Education

I was invited to the GMail and the Google Apps betas sometime in 2003 or 2004.  Take a minute for that to sink in…  Before Google Apps had taken over many school districts and before my experience as a New Tech Network teacher (where Echo and Google Apps ruled), I had grown up using arguably Read More …