Sharing Excel Online spreadsheets

This entry is part 8 of 7 in the series Office 365 for Educators

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 Read More …

Sharing PowerPoint Online presentations

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Office 365 for Educators

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 Read More …

Sharing Word Online documents

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Office 365 for Educators

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 Read More …

New Series: Office 365 for Educators

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the 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 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

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Letting Learning SnowballSnow 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, Read More …

reflection on my demo of “Avoiding FRACK-ing by Building Better Rubrics” #uiwp2012

This post is in response to my presentation / teaching demonstration, “Avoiding FRACK-ing by Building Better Writing Rubrics” (slides here), for the 2012 University of Illinois Writing Project Summer Institute.  After presenting, other UIWP fellows also sent me feedback. I ran out of time, but, I feel, such is the case for presentations that rely so much Read More …

TGIW: good day when you are a PowerPoint wiz?

Today was a good teaching day.  I felt particularly proud of my school’s student body when they were the ones leading the standing ovations (not the staff) during an all-school presentation by a Holocaust survivor.  There was an air of productivity and perspective that permeated throughout the rest of the day. I was very happy Read More …