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Designer in PowerPoint: The Graphic Design Life Saver

Not a Graphic Designer? No Problem! I openly tell people that I work with that I am not a graphic designer. I am a techie person but graphic design and making things look pretty is not one of my strengths. This is an issue because I would still like to make beautiful slide decks for participants in professional developments that… Read More »Designer in PowerPoint: The Graphic Design Life Saver

Pivot Tables to Summarize Data

Pump It Up with Pivot Tables

A pivot table is an essential tool for teachers. Pivot tables SUMMARIZE. Given that we have 30-150 students each doing multiple things we have lots of need for pivot tables. Join cue.org/microsoft May 27th at 7pm PST for my webinar on Pivot Tables in Excel Online Questions You Can Answer with a Pivot Table How many students went to the… Read More »Pump It Up with Pivot Tables

OneNote Best Practices

OneNote Best Practices for Educators and Students with @mtholfsen

“OneNote best practices for educators and students”  Guest blog post by Mike Tholfsen Last week I did a webinar with Troy Waller from Australia all about OneNote EDU best practices and “good hygiene” for educators and students.  In addition to the best practices, there are lots of other useful nuggets about current updates, and what is coming in the near future for OneNote in… Read More »OneNote Best Practices for Educators and Students with @mtholfsen

Why O365 Immersive Reader

Why O365… Because Immersive Reader

Immersive Reader Helps Our Struggling Students Google has awesome tools. Microsoft has awesome tools. Both are free. Why not set up both accounts to take advantage of the best innovation to help our students. Right now, Immersive Reader is a big deal for helping our students. Immersive Reader is a free tool that uses proven techniques to improve reading for… Read More »Why O365… Because Immersive Reader

A Call to Math Teachers: Use Spreadsheets

As more classrooms move towards 1:1 it is now feasible for students to be regularly creating spreadsheets. Almost any managerial position requires spreadsheet knowledge. When students ask “When are we going to use this?” The answer could very well be a spreadsheet. Writing formulas in a spreadsheet such as Google Sheets or Excel gives students an opportunity to practice their… Read More »A Call to Math Teachers: Use Spreadsheets

Get Your OneNote Avenger Cape

This morning my daughter Bacon (not her real name, but what she goes by) saw that I got a Microsoft Avenger OneNote cape at the SXSWedu event. She was very jealous and I hope I can get it back from her. If you need your own OneNote avenger cape you can order them at: https://www.co-store.com/iw