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

Teams: End of Year Checklist

The end of the year is fast approaching. As you begin to wind down the year, please take a few minutes to work through this checklist and prepare your teams to be archived. Please note that there is an extra step for class teams that you created (rather than the ones created for you.) Useful ...

Field Notes – Kristie Bennett and the Importance of Creating Informal Spaces for Planning and Learning

We’re in the midst of some crazy times and we’re also in the midst of a radical shift in our teaching and learning. While this might seem like the time to keep our heads down and stay focused on taking the next right step, here at Bits & Pieces, we also recognize the importance of ...

Field Notes – Relearning How to Talk with Each Other with Stella Jones

We’re in the midst of some crazy times and we’re also in the midst of a radical shift in our teaching and learning. While this might seem like the time to keep our heads down and stay focused on taking the next right step, here at Bits & Pieces, we also recognize the importance of ...

Field Notes – Digital Scavenger Hunts with Josh Berg and Eric Ensey

We’re in the midst of some crazy times and we’re also in the midst of a radical shift in our teaching and learning. While this might seem like the time to keep our heads down and stay focused on taking the next right step, here at Bits & Pieces, we also recognize the importance of ...

Field Notes with Holly Stipe

We’re in the midst of some crazy times and we’re also in the midst of a radical shift in our teaching and learning. While this might seem like the time to keep our heads down and stay focused on taking the next right step, here at Bits & Pieces, we also recognize the importance of ...

Teams Hacks

When routine bites hard And ambitions are low And resentment rides high But emotions won’t grow And we’re changing our ways Taking different roads Love, love will tear us apart again Love, love will tear us apart again – From ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division   Teams is really great (I think) ...

Teams: Use Insights to Get Data on Student Engagement

  Microsoft Teams is great for interacting and engaging with students but it can be a little hard to know how much they are interacting and using Teams. Sure there are some obvious ways to check on how engaged your students are in Teams (cough, cough Assignments) but those are proxies at best. Fortunately, Microsoft ...

Embed Learning Checks into Stream Videos

When I was growing up there was great anxiety about the so-called idiot-box (aka TV) and how it put viewers into a total passive consumptive state (not saying I disagree.) The argument was that all you did was watch and that there wasn’t really an interaction and or active participation. Well now we find ourselves ...

Use Stream to Record Your Screen

We think Microsoft Stream is pretty great but today it got even better by adding the ability to record your screen and create screen casts. Previously you had to use a different tool (like Teams) to record your screen and this created some workflow issues (like how to make sure your students didn’t pop in ...

New Features in Teams

  More Video Feeds Microsoft has begun rolling out some new features for Microsoft Teams. As you can see above, one of those new features is that Teams will now support up to 9 video feeds! This is the first step in moving beyond the 2 X 2 grid that Teams was limited to previously. ...