Tag: Office 365

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Go with the Flow to Simplify Your Digital Life

Ammar Aquil is one of Microsoft in Education Canada's Learning Development Specialists. He recently took Microsoft Flow for a test-drive, and it changed his digital life. Learn from a digital learning expert about how you can streamline your online! ••• "Just go with the flow." Has that saying ever actually relieved anyone’s anxiety? I know I've said it to a few of... Read more

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Rural school district takes cloud journey, connects students to the future

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario had the technology to help its students grow and learn. It had the devices, too. What it couldn’t provide was adequate connections for students or teachers across its 12,000-square-kilometer jurisdiction. In 2013, the board began a journey to a more reliable, more productive hybrid-cloud environment. Now teachers have the... Read more

School district’s website handles avalanche of traffic during record snowfall

Located less than 70 kilometres from Vancouver, British Columbia, School District 42 serves the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. School District 42 has 15,000 students in 27 elementary and secondary schools. During storms and other major events, the school district faced a barrage of inquiries from parents and other caretakers that could slow or crash websites. To... Read more

Empowering the BYOD space with OneNote

One of the most challenging debates in education revolves around the issue of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in the contemporary classroom. BYOD is a policy which enables students to bring their own devices to school for use in their learning. While this sounds like a great opportunity for learners, the practice is not universally supported. Teachers are concerned that devices... Read more

A phys-ed teacher goes tech

Louise Bernardini, a tech trainer from the District School Board of Niagara, shared this story of a remarkable digital transformation in her region. Follow the story of Dean Taylor's journey into edtech! ••• Dean Taylor isn't just a great teacher. He's a great motivator and mentor to his students. One of the tools he uses is Microsoft OneNote's Class Notebook.  But... Read more

The story of our connections: Combining Skype with personal story

Story is everything. I am mindful of how important each student’s story is when they walk into my class each day. I'm equally mindful of trying to show them that they can write the lines of their stories on any inch of the planet they share. To that end, while studying ecosystems, our classroom community opened itself up to a Skype Virtual Field Trip to Yellowstone... Read more