@VictoriaTheTech shares about what goes into successful family-teacher conferences as she reviews the new Microsoft Educator Center course.
Guest Post by Victoria Thompson Victoria’s Favorite Microsoft Educator Center Courses – #1: Creating Classroom Communities Using Social and Emotional Practices Okay, so technically I am cheating a bit–this is a learning path (a set of courses) instead of just one course. However, this is so important that I feel the need to give this the #1 spot! The title… Read More »Check Out @VictoriaTheTech’s #1 Favorite Microsoft Course!
Guest Post by Victoria Thompson Number 3 is one of my personal favorites: it focuses on Techquity! “Techquity” refers to the infusion of technology and equity, and equity refers to the concept of every student needing what they need to be successful in the classroom. Specifically, how do we make meaningful connections with all of our students—and how do we… Read More »Techquity- Creating Learning Environments for Sustainability, Equity, and Access
Guest Post by Victoria Thompson I am very big on self-care and mindfulness. I have given seminars and sessions on educator self-care in the age of COVID, as well as how to protect our peace and empathy. I have written an entire blog series on exploitation of empathy in professions dominated by women (particularly, teaching). So, I LOVE mindfulness, self-care,… Read More »Mindfulness in The Classroom – @VictoriaTheTech’s Favorite Microsoft Educator Center Courses
Empowering Young People to Take Action – @VictoriaTheTech Favorite Microsoft Educator Center Courses
Guest Post by Victoria Thompson Next up is #4: Empowering young people to take action! Via the direct link: “the course, which forms part of World Wildlife Fund (WWF’s) learning path on Education for a sustainable planet, aims to help you further your understanding of sustainability and equip you with relevant information, tools, activities and good ideas from other skilled… Read More »Empowering Young People to Take Action – @VictoriaTheTech Favorite Microsoft Educator Center Courses
When using Immersive Reader, consider giving these concepts tips a try. I’ve used them primarily for math and STEM classes but I’ve seen teachers do wonderful things with it in ELA, social studies, and even physical education!
I really appreciate how PowerPoint gives us the option to integrate these platforms to bring student responses and feedback to life.
Did you know that Microsoft PowerPoint offers a feature to record audio narration directly on the slides?!
Screen Recorder is a neat tool that is great for quick, no-fuss recording and is easy enough for your students to use as well. Consider using it for asynchronous tasks and student activities!
Kerning is a simple way to add some design and flair to your documents in Microsoft Word. Beyond simple aesthetics, it’s a neat way to keep accessibility and legibility in check while you write, annotate, and create.
The possibilities to leverage this tool to help students are endless, especially in subjects and coursework that rely heavily on vocabulary.
I essentially do everything in OneNote and I was looking for tools within the platform to save me time. The one that I’ve fallen in love with the most lately has been Dictation.
When using a Microsoft Form you can add a YouTube video or Microsoft Stream video to a question. This allows you to ask the responder to view the video and answer a question about the video. Microsoft Stream is a secure place to upload your school district videos. You can upload videos to Microsoft Stream just like you would to… Read More »Embed Video in Microsoft Forms
I love digital tools because they allow me options to INTERACT better with my students. It is tough to have a conversation with every kid in a face to face class. Do the math, 40 kids in a 50 minute class period doesn’t really lend to a whole lot of personal attention for every student. The quiet ones can fall… Read More »Channels are the BEST PART of Microsoft Teams
By default when you add participants to a Teams Meeting they are added as presenters. This poses an issue since students can mute each other, remove each other from the Meeting and stop the recording. Use Calendar When creating a Meeting with your students go to Calendar in Microsoft Teams. Set the date and time. Choose the channel you want… Read More »Microsoft Teams Meeting: Setting Students as Attendees