This year I’ve been selected to Edmonton Catholic Emerging Technology’s iPad All Star community. This community of practice has us using the iPad and various apps in different ways in our teaching practice. My challenge to myself was to use the iPad exclusively in my teaching. Right out the door I found I was able to complete most of my daily teaching tasks effortlessly with the iPad. Over a short period of… Read More

I’m going to include this new Office Lens feature during Thursday’s Digital Binder iLearn session. Here’s a sneak peak…

Here is an extension piece from a previous post… What do OneNote, Notability, CaptureNotes, and Evernote have in common? All of these apps can be used as virtual binders. A challenge was put out to our students to save paper and one way to do this is to use a virtual binder. With BYOD practiced at our school, using a virtual binder has become common practice for many students. Gone are the… Read More

Quick thought… I’m a fan of a paperless environment. A goal of mine for this school year is to use as little paper as possible. I’d like to see my students go paperless as well and that’s one of the reasons I made this website – it’s a classroom resource. All the notes, slides, and handouts are available to download. So why print them off? Why not use a digital binder? Notability,… Read More

Sway is coming to Office 365! Sway is Microsoft’s new presentation tool. The best part… it works across all devices! Stay tuned for more information but in the mean time enjoy a quick preview:

You’ve seen it installed on our lab computers and you may even have clicked to see what it does – the happy cat running from one side of the screen to the other. It’s Scratch (from MIT). I went to a session this afternoon to explore it and built a calculator as well as a digital story. It’s like coding with LEGO blocks. You can make a simple program or a complex… Read More

It’s here! It’s finally here and fully functional. Bonus – collaborate using OneNote and you can use those (printed) notes on your chapter tests. Just show me prior to the test who you collaborated with and who did what. Check it out: 1 TB of online storage! Collaborate in real time using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote (great for group work) Outlook with global address book Mobiel sync Calendar Office 365 products for home… Read More