Category: Teams

Teacher Feature: Using Teams & Class Notebook

It’s the beginning of a new school year and that often means the start of a new classroom management strategy, trying a new technology tool, or putting a twist on a tried and true procedure. This year, Mrs. Caroline Dwyer-Sanik has taken the dive into Teams and Class Notebook for the first time and I had ...

Post a Conversation to Multiple Teams at Once

Do you have multiple sections of the same class? Yeah, I figured you probably did. Prior to last week, if you wanted to get the word out in Teams about a topic relevant to more than one Team, you had to do the hard labor (and let’s be honest it was really hard work) of ...

Private Channels Are Here

  Teams has been (and continues to be) a great tool for supporting easy, and seamless group work. However, let’s be honest, it has been kind of difficult when it comes to small group work in the classroom. Why? Because it used to be the case that anything and everything was accessible to the entirety ...

Digital Collaboration on Presentations

The Scenario Your students are working in small groups on a cooperative learning project. The end product requires each of them contribute to making a presentation that showcases their work. Each student in the group has a particular expertise and something to contribute to the final presentation. It makes the most sense for each student ...

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Teams vs. Class Notebook

So, what is the difference between Teams and Class Notebook? More and more we are hearing about Teams, but why should a classroom teacher consider making the switch? Both teams and Class Notebook serve their own purpose and a teacher might consider using both in their class or choosing one depending on how they see ...

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 ...