Office 365 Immersive Reader Dyslexia Awareness Month

Immersive Reader is a part of the Office Learning Tools meant to support students with dyslexia and dysgraphia. Word (online) and One Note allow students to read in the Immersive Reader view, which offers a full-screen reading experience with additional visual options. In the online version of both Word and One Note select the “View” ...

The Parents, Be Not Ashamed of Tech Edition

Resources and Links from This Episode Announcements No announcements this fortnight Bell Ringer Forms in the Classroom 10 Best Ways to Use OneNote in the Classroom Why Parents Shouldn't Be Ashamed About Tech Alexandra Samuel's Work Parents: Reject Technology Shame (Atlantic Monthly Article) Show and Tell Is Alexa Dangerous? (Atlantic Monthly Article) Coggle Storybird Want ...

Classkick: Giving Feedback in Real Time

Classkick is an app that shows teachers what students are doing in real time, allowing them to receive help instantly and for teachers to offer immediate support to students. Within Classkick, there are also options to share assignments with your team – making collaboration a breeze. What is Classkick? In Classkick, you can view your ...

Actively Learn for Visual and Hearing Accommodations

As teachers, we are often looking for technology to help us address the individual needs of our students or that offer easy to use support strategies for students with accommodations. Actively Learn can support students in a variety of ways. Students can choose specific sections of a text to have read aloud or even use ...

Sync OneDrive Files So You Can Work Offline

Using OneDrive but tired of having to log into Office 365 and use the browser  interface? Or maybe you're worried you'll be stuck somewhere without access to the interwebs? Or do you prefer using Window's File Explorer to organize and view your files? Well those are all good reasons to give the OneDrive sync client ...

Digital Citizenship Week – Secondary Edition

Digital Citizenship Week is October 15-19! Nicole Kreuger is a freelance writer and has a great piece on the ISTE blog right now titled It's Time to Commit to Digital Citizenship. "Unfortunately, many educators still mistakenly conflate digital citizenship with online safety. While teaching kids to craft strong passwords and refrain from posting inappropriate pictures ...

Digital Citizenship Week – Elementary Edition

October 15-19 is Digital Citizenship Week Wondering how to get started? Try one of these activities from Common Sense Media with your students.  Grades K-2 Share the Pause & Think Online video with younger elementary school students to spark a discussion about how their digital world is connected to their real world. Once your students ...

Open a Class Notebook in OneNote 2016

OneNote Online is awesome and all, and perfectly functional for many of the tasks you or your students do in OneNote/Class Notebook. However, having the full power of the desktop version of OneNote 2016* is also awesome. Whether it's the more skeuomorphic layout or the more powerful table options, the full application offers a different ...

Seesaw Activities Library & Activity Sharing

Seesaw is a great tool for students to digitally document their learning in a variety of ways such as by using photos, videos, voice recordings, file uploads, and even drawings.  Seesaw recently introduced something called "Activities" which enabled teachers to create assignments within Seesaw for their students to complete and post.  This new Activities Feature ...

A Brief History of the Oregon Trail (video game)

This video gives a glimpse into the story of how Oregon Trail went from a desire to make learning fun to world wide phenomenon and classic experience for 80's and 90's students. Read the whole story over at io9.

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