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 …

Three ways to create narrated content, explanations or demonstrations on a MacBook for your snow days

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Letting Learning Snowball

Snow days can cause a lot of joy for your students, but a headache when it comes to instructional planning.  Just when you have student’s knowledge built to a point, Mother Nature buries your school and community in the powdery white stuff. Fortunately, there are some technological solutions that can help users of OSX devices Read More …

Using online Word documents for IEPs

This entry is part 3 of 2 in the series Innovation Comes in Many Sizes

I was training some staff on using Office 365’s Word Online.  In demonstrating how to use Word to share authorship in live time on the same document, two special education teachers started glowing: this solved a big problem for them.  Instead of bouncing multiple versions back and forth via email attachment about the students they shared Read More …