Category: Teams

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 ...

Teacher Feature: Teams & Global Collaboration

Holly Stipe’s 8th-grade Advanced Language Arts students at Issaquah Middle School along with Amy Krohn and Anne Miller’s 4th and 5th grade Science Technology class at Briarwood teamed up for a Global Collaboration this spring. The unit crossed miles to discuss the theme in their respective novels using Microsoft Teams as their gateway for collaboration. ITP participants (Stipe and Krohn) ...

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 ...

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 ...

Research, Technology, & Diversity: Teacher Feature with Julie Hembree

To help fully integrate and celebrate the diversity of her school, teacher-librarian Julie Hembree at Cougar Ridge Elementary is utilizing technology, research, and literacy in an interesting and student-centered way! Cougar Ridge had purchased 120 flags from around the world, which hang proudly and prominently around the school. Julie wanted to move a celebration of ...

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 ...

How to Create Channels in Teams

Editors Note: This fortnight’s Toolbit for OneDrive is being replaced by another Toolbit for Teams. We were unable to keep our regular cadence with Teams due to the delay in deploying it and want to get caught up. If you are missing your OneDrive Toolbit fix, check out this resource from Microsoft. The next Toolbit ...

Set Up a Team for Your Classroom

Editors Note: This fortnight’s Toolbit for Class Notebook is being replaced by another Toolbit for Teams. We were unable to keep our regular cadence with Teams due to the delay in deploying it and want to get caught up. If you are missing your OneDrive Toolbit fix, check out this resource from Microsoft. The next ...

Teams Is Now Available

Teams is now available for teacher and student use! Teams is a platform that works inside of Office 365 to help you connect and work with staff and students around documents and files. It allows users to create teams, invite people to join and then chat around and share documents easily. Within in each team, ...