I really appreciate how PowerPoint gives us the option to integrate these platforms to bring student responses and feedback to life.
My mind was absolutely blown when I learned that PowerPoint has a feature to incorporate Microsoft Forms directly into the presentation, meaning that I can collect feedback directly in the PowerPoint!
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.
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
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.
One of my favorite things about Microsoft Teams is the Posts tab on the General channel (or in any channel!) Teams creates conversations that allow for Teams to be more than a place to dump assignments. Use the “New conversation” button to start a new conversation. Reply or New Conversation The “New conversation” button is cleverly added to the bottom… Read More »Microsoft Teams: New Conversation
When you create a CLASS Team you have the option to create assignments, give feedback and assign grades. Two Places You can find assignments in Microsoft Teams in 2 places. On the left hand side one of the icons is “Assignments.” If you can not find this it is because your Teams account is not an EDU account. The other… Read More »Microsoft Teams: Creating Assignments
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
What is an easy win? Simple things you can do tomorrow to help you feel like you’re a ninja at using Microsoft Teams. Check out my webinar with my guest Lisa Dabbs as we go over a few Easy Wins!! Channels are the best part of Microsoft Teams! Click on the 3 dots next to the Team name to create… Read More »Easy Wins with Microsoft Teams
“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
Microsoft Teams is the perfect way for O365 users to interact with their students. In this webinar series with Adam Grocott we look at what you can do with Microsoft Teams and how to create assignments. Teams.office.com Go to teams.office.com or install the desktop app for teams. Your class is a team, I love this idea! We learn TOGETHER! Teams… Read More »Getting Started with Microsoft Teams
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