There are three platforms I use to ensure that every student is taking part and to instantly collect the data you need to move on into your lesson. The best part is about using these platforms is that I know they are truly engaged in a challenging activity from the start of the lesson, leaving me free to take the register and interact with the students as they are entering the classroom.
Archiving the Team means that all the files, conversations and OneNote are kept safe for future use, without an adult having to worry about potentially missing an alert, or forgetting a scheduled Team class meeting.
I am delighted to post this article to support the Teach Middle East’s 2021 STEM MENA conference. This article is part of my workshop, “Every Day is a Design Thinking Day and explains how the Design Thinking process can help teachers incorporate the skills that students need to succeed in their future STEM roles. After […]
Is the lighting right? Do I have the right angle? Do I always look like I’m looking down?
It took me ages to make my first video with my real face in it, and I only did it out of necessity. This was before I discovered how to make my own avatar. I’ve seen countless people doing this on iPads. I wanted in.
5 Top Tips to integrate group work into any lesson I can finally legitimately say Tech Tuesday now it is Tuesday again! So here is a little throwback that I gave my school a couple months ago. If you are not a Microsoft School, these options are transferable into any digital classroom. It is not […]
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This post was a long time coming. This is how our school got the most out of our teachers time fedback to our students effectively at the end of our 4 months of online learning by creating examinations using Forms.
But COVID19 online learning has finished? And you choose to spend your first day of your holidays writing this? Why did I bother writing this, I hear you say? So. Many. Reasons. I’ve even listed them as bullet points below! I do see the benefits of examining students using paper examinations too. However, creating and assessing students online should have an important place in every K-12 school, and this is how we completed our first major examination season using Microsoft Forms. Scroll all the way down for a bonus OneNote hack that blew my mind last night!
September 2020 may the perfect time to introduce a more focused approach to empowering students to become the master of their own learning. For the past week I have explored the use of our existing digital tools to boost our Formative Assessment game to welcome back our students in a structured and calm manner.
Pre recorded and live lessons play a huge part in teaching our students through this current climate. They can also become an important aspect of your teaching practice in the future too. Below are some instructions and advice to get you exploring both live and pre recorded options in Microsoft Teams and Powerpoint.