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Wakelet Wednesday: Back-channel Discussion

As educators we love being able to offer our students the ability to ask questions at anytime during class, especially when the question occurs. However, we are not always able to stop and go into the discussion as the question arises. Thank you to the great idea of back-channels! A place for students to ask questions when they think of them, and for me as … Continue reading Wakelet Wednesday: Back-channel Discussion

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TCEA Take-Aways 🀠

Our EMS ISD Instructional Technology team had the honor of attending TCEA this year in Austin, TX. TCEA is one of our favorite conferences! We love connecting with our PLN, sharing how our district is using technology, and learning from all of the amazing sessions at this conference. TCEA is one of the best conferences we have ever attended and each year it gets better … Continue reading TCEA Take-Aways 🀠

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OneNote Audio Tests

#Jenallee recently interviewed the amazing Emily Killen! She shares how she saw a need, found a solution, and empowered teachers with OneNote! Within Eagle Mountain – Saginaw ISD we have 27 schools, 13 of which are elementary campuses. One requirement of our teachers is to test our students with District Common Assessments (DCAs) at least 4 times a year. In serving our district, we noticed … Continue reading OneNote Audio Tests

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Tech & Learning Live

Jeni & Sallee πŸ‘‰#Jenallee, had the opportunity to attend Tech & Learning Live in Austin, TX on Sept. 12th & 13th. We had such a great time participating in a site visit to Facebook offices, attending sessions, listening to thought provoking panel discussions, and learning from our PLN. We were honored to present alongside Matthew X. Joseph on Personalized Learning. We shared the amazing things … Continue reading Tech & Learning Live

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Deck Toys & Microsoft Teams

As you know… Jenallee loves digital breakouts. We especially love them in OneNote! It is so easy to lock pages and create rigorous & engaging learning opportunities for our students. πŸ‘‰Watch this episode of the Jenallee show to see how we use OneNote for Digital Breakouts! Okay, so why are we excited about Deck Toys then? Well, Deck Toys has a new button that allows … Continue reading Deck Toys & Microsoft Teams

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PowerPoint is ALIVE!

Ohhh…. you read that right! This blog post is all about what PowerPoint CAN do! Some people may be think that PowerPoint is flat, dead, or of the past, well we are here to tell you that it is very much alive and better than ever! Check Out These 6 Things PowerPoint Can Do! #1 PowerPoint can Record your Computer Screen! What?!? Forget about purchasing … Continue reading PowerPoint is ALIVE!

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Back to School with OneNote & Teams

It’s the beginning of a new school year! This is your year πŸ’β€β™€οΈ teacher! This year you are going to empower your students to πŸ’ͺ own their learning, πŸ‘Što invest in their learning, and to πŸ™Œthrive in their learning! You are going to spend countless hours planning amazing opportunities for your students to connect, collaborate, learn, and create within your classroom. You are going to … Continue reading Back to School with OneNote & Teams

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5 Tips to Getting Started with Microsoft Teams

So you have heard the buzz… Microsoft Teams is amazing! You want to use this application with your students, but you don’t know where to begin, right? Well, you have stumbled upon the blog post for you. Here are Jenallee’s 5 tips for getting started with Microsoft Teams: Determine your purpose Use assignments and rubric grading Determine your layout Use your already created resources Foster … Continue reading 5 Tips to Getting Started with Microsoft Teams

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Going Global with Teams

Are you looking for ways to connect your students to the global community? Are you trying to foster a community of empathy, understanding, & global vision within your classroom? Look no further than your Microsoft Office365 suite. Click on Teams!! The connection possibilities in Microsoft Teams are endless! We were so excited to connect our students with our friend, Arnaud Perrier’s class in France! Utilizing … Continue reading Going Global with Teams

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Adobe Spark

Do you wish you could create beautiful, creative online designs? We all do! Some of us are more gifted than others. Some of us understand font combinations and know how to arrange content that is appealing and eye catching. πŸ‘†Those people amaze us!🀩 Now, let’s be honest. Some of us are not gifted. Some of us can’t design eye appealing font combinations. Some of us … Continue reading Adobe Spark

BETT 2020

BETT is one of the largest educational technology conferences in the world! This year over 34,000 people attended this amazing conference. Educators from over 146 countries in the global education community were represented at BETT. Being one of the first conferences of the year, BETT is hosted in London, United Kingdom. It is an inviting conference for educators from all over the world because it … Continue reading BETT 2020