All posts by Joshua Moore

Instructional Technology Specialist. Enjoys being creative with technology and eager to chat with you about your ideas for reimagining learning in your classroom. Contact: (425) 837-7186 || moorej@issaquah.wednet.edu || @mooreTOSA

New Features In Teams

Last week, Microsoft released a few important updates to Teams that you may already be aware of, but we want to make sure, just in case. Read below to find out about the new features. Grid View While, having instant access to all your Teams in the side panel is a feature to some, it ...

Manage Your Settings In Teams

So it’s sunny and you would probably rather go get some ice cream than noodle around in the settings for Teams, but Microsoft gives teachers some important controls in Teams that can affect discourse and interactions in your class. Read on to find out what you can control and what you can’t (or go get ...

Block Download of Shared OneDrive Files

Ever wanted to share something with your students or parents but don’t want them to download it? OneDrive now makes it easy to block download of OneDrive files you’ve shared. With a simple toggle, you can set those file so that if you share them, the viewers won’t be able to download a copy of ...

Let Teams Grade For You (or How to Use Forms in Teams Assignments)

A couple weeks back, we showed you how to use Teams to create assignments. However we glossed over another option in Assignments, which is to use Microsoft’s Forms. This can be a powerful option for quick formative assessments that, if objective, will automatically score them and give those results back to students. Read below to ...

Move Your Desktop to the Cloud

So I’ve been living in the cloud (digitally speaking) for over a decade now but I’m still saving a lot of things locally to my desktop. These are mostly things I’m working on or haven’t decided where to put. Most of the time this works well for me and when I’m ready to work on ...

Create Assignments In Teams

Teams is great for collaboration and makes it super easy to get students working together on something. However, it is also great for creating work that students can complete individually. Using the Assignments features in Teams is easy and is baked into any Classes Teams you’ve created. You can upload documents created in Word, Excel ...

Create New Files Right From OneDrive

Do you sometimes have trouble remembering where your documents or files are saved? If so, you should try making new documents right in OneDrive online. They make it easy and it has the benefit of storing that file in whatever folder you are looking at in OneDrive. It’s so easy, that you just may want ...

ITP Application Deadline Extended To March 3

UPDATE: Welcome back. We have decided to extend the ITP application deadline to Sunday, March 3 at 11:59 PM. We hope that you are safe and warm during our recent snow storms. We understand that completing your ITP application may prove difficult during our school district’s hiatus. As a result, we are going to extend ...

ITP – What Will You Get?

We are less than one week away from the deadline for applying to 2019-2020 ITP (Monday, February 11.) While we are still finalizing the final equipment allocation, we want to be clear about the different equipment that participants will receive. ITP has always been focused on helping students grow in using technology to support powerful ...

The Fine Art of Conversations In Teams

One of the things that makes Teams great is the ability to have conversations around the various files and documents shared to a channel. You can just post messages (great for questions or brainstorming) or you can add files and build conversations around those files. Files uploaded are automatically added to the Files tab in ...