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So, You Want to be an #MIEExpert? – Part 2 – Continuing Coursework by @VictoriaTheTech

Guest Post by Victoria Thompson In our last post, we spoke about the first step of becoming an #MIEExpert. The #MIEExpert community (short for Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Community, and often hashtagged on Facebook and Twitter to indicate involvement) is a community supported by Microsoft made up of passionate educators who are constantly learning, growing and working together to change… Read More »So, You Want to be an #MIEExpert? – Part 2 – Continuing Coursework by @VictoriaTheTech

So, You Want to be an #MIEExpert? – Part 1 By @VictoriaTheTech

Guest Post by Victoria Thompson How can I be more involved with Microsoft Education? I get really excited when I am asked this question but I sometimes struggle on how to answer because there are truly so many ways to be involved, with one of the best being part of the #MIEExpert community. So, in this next series, it’ll be… Read More »So, You Want to be an #MIEExpert? – Part 1 By @VictoriaTheTech

Pivot Tables to Summarize Data

Pump It Up with Pivot Tables

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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

Sharing Rubrics in Teams and Classroom

Sharing Rubrics in Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams

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Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams allows you to add a rubric to an assignment. You can also share your rubrics with other teachers. Google Classroom Create an assignment in Google Classroom with a rubric. Locate the assignment on the Stream. Click on the stripe to expand the preview of the assignment. FROM THE PREVIEW find the rubric indicator and click… Read More »Sharing Rubrics in Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams

Screen Record flipgrid

Flipgrid – See Your Students and Share

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Flipgrid is awesome and it keeps getting awesomer!! Flipgrid is DESIGNED for schools. It is not a corporate product hacked for classroom use. Flipgrid is designed for student voice and engagement. SCREEN RECORDING was just added to the the options of ways students can share their learning. 3 Dots While firing up to record a Flipgrid response, click on the… Read More »Flipgrid – See Your Students and Share

Why O365 Immersive Reader

Why O365… Because Immersive Reader

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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

Create Channels in Microsoft Teams

Teams: Adding Channels

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Add Channels to Your Microsoft Teams Class Microsoft Teams is how you communicate digitally with your class. In your Teams app set up a class and start sharing information and assigning work. Channels “Channels are dedicated sections within a team to keep conversations organized by specific topics, projects, disciplines” Click on the 3 dots next to the class title to… Read More »Teams: Adding Channels

Microsoft teams add a file

Microsoft Teams: Add a File

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Add a File to a Microsoft Teams Assignment When creating assignments in Microsoft Teams you can add a file, such as PowerPoint. No kidding you’re thinking. BUT WAIT! Here is a feature I have always wanted, I can add a blank file from scratch! Add Resources When creating an assignment, click on “Create resources” underneath the instructions box. New File… Read More »Microsoft Teams: Add a File

Pear Deck Present to Student Slides

Pear Deck: Project to Student Devices

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Pear Deck for Interactive Presenting Pear Deck is an awesome company with very fun pear graphics. But they are more than great graphic design, Pear Deck brings interactivity to your Google Slides and PowerPoint presentations. Reduce Look at Me I am into student centered classrooms. My eduwish is to eliminate the front of the room. When students have individual devices… Read More »Pear Deck: Project to Student Devices