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 ...

Meeting Options, I forgot to change it!

Has your meeting started with all your lovely kiddos and you realize you forgot to change the presentation options? Are students randomly muting one another or worse you? The quick fix to changing meeting options while in the meeting is here! First you will need to open the participants window from your Teams taskbar: Then ...

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New to Flipgrid? Try a Short!

When trying new tech tools, start small! Flipgrid’s new feature for educators, shorts, are a great way to dip your toes in. Shorts are quick videos – recorded on Flipgrid – that can be shared with anyone! That means that they don’t need to be connected to a specific grid or topic (#Beyondthegrid), allowing you ...

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. ...

Dipping a Toe in Microsoft Stream

Confession: I’m not an influencer or a big YouTube star. I’m not even that big of YouTube user (though man it is a great place to find out how to cut up all your vegetables and fix your washing machine.) So, when Microsoft released Stream into the Office 365 suite of tools, I didn’t exactly ...

Remote Learning Guide

At Bits & Pieces we understand that our current time of quarantine presents a number of unique challenges for teaching and learning. We now find ourselves in a modality that relies almost entirely on teaching remotely, and for teachers and students alike, you need time, training and support to build your capacity to engage your ...

Record Your Teams Meeting (without students)

You may be looking for screen recording options or ways to asynchronously record a lesson for your students. While we are discouraging recording meetings held with students in Teams, you can record your own “meeting” to post content directly in the team for students to access in their own time. Whether recording or hosting meetings ...

My Week with Meetings in Teams

Over the past couple of weeks, all of us have found ourselves learning new ways to do the things we used to do. That is certainly the case for how we meet and work together now. Since schools closed, all of us have been scrambling to find ways to continue our collaborative efforts with colleagues ...

Celebrate National Poetry Month

Next week kicks off Poetry Month! This is a perfect invitation to be creative and reflective. Here are just a few of the ways that you can celebrate.   One way to celebrate is to share a focus poem for the day! You can either share one of your own, or visit Favorite Poem Project, ...

Your Guide to Bits & Pieces

As all of us are working hard to figure out how to best support learning in the new normal during The Great Disruption, we are reposting our Welcome Guide to Bits & Pieces. We have a ton of resources that can help support your educational technology needs. To help you navigate both The BNP and ...

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