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Using Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms for Jigsaw Activities

Jigsaw activities are a great way to have your students work collaboratively in the classroom. However, can they be done virtually? Join us in this session as we use breakout rooms within Microsoft Teams to demonstrate how we can complete jigsaw activities virtually.

Wrapping Up Your Year With Microsoft (2021)

Hang in there — summer is almost here! Join us as we take a look at how to close out the school year using Microsoft 365. We'll prepare you for the next school year now, so you can have more fun in the sun this summer. We'll demonstrate how to organize your OneDrive, get student feedback, and create a summer to-do list so that next year you're ready to hit the ground running!

Changing Your Background Filters in Microsoft Teams

In this video we will demonstrate how to change you background filters in Microsoft Teams.

Virtual 1:1 Check-Ins with Microsoft Teams

Checking in with your students is important whether you are taking a remote, hybrid, or traditional approach to teaching. In this course we will explore how to use Microsoft Teams to meet face-to-face with your students, share documents, and more!

Voice & Choice - Choice Boards Using Microsoft Word

If you are looking for a way to give your students more freedom in their learning activities and add a little zest to your choice boards, look no further. In this course we will explore how you can use Microsoft Word to create digital choice boards and share some example boards that can be easily differentiated to fit your classroom needs.

Using Microsoft Teams for School PLCs

Just because teaching may look a little different right now, doesn’t mean that professional learning communities (PLCs) can’t continue! Join us as we explore how Microsoft Teams allows you to connect with others on your grade level or subject area while following a hybrid or remote learning model. We’ll also share how to use Microsoft Teams to build off one another’s ideas and how to easily share files and data with others in your PLC.

MC: Microsoft - Session 10 - Final Assignment

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the final session in the Microsoft micro-credential. Now it’s time to review what you learned and show off your new skills. In this session, we will review and preview your final assignment. Join us to get some final tips and ideas for completing your assignment with flying colors.

MC: Microsoft - Session 9 - Teams

In Session 9 of our Microsoft micro-credential, we will dive into Teams, a collaboration tool that enables users to work and meet together in an efficient way. Teams creates a “digital hub” for teachers and administrators, bringing together conversations, content, and apps in one common workspace, while also providing the ability to video conference. Teams is not just for teachers though — students can also utilize Teams as a protected and productive learning environment. Join us to learn how to improve your workflow and stay connected with Teams!

MC: Microsoft - Session 8 - Forms

Join us for Session 8 of our Microsoft micro-credential. In this session we will show you how you can take a powerful tool like Microsoft Excel, and make it that much better with Microsoft Forms. Forms is a survey and data collection application that allows you to autopopulate responses in a designated Excel spreadsheet. With this automation, you can easily analyze and recognize patterns in your responses using Excel. In this session, we'll not only show you how to use Forms in conjunction with Excel, but we will share some creative ways to use Forms for permission slips, quizzes, polls, and more!

MC: Microsoft - Session 7 - PowerPoint

Join us for an exciting session in our Microsoft micro-credential. This session focuses on creating engaging and useful presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint, and we will share some tips and tricks for creating presentations for a variety of purposes, including direct instruction, engaging multiple learning styles, and increasing interactivity.

MC: Microsoft - Session 6 - Excel

In Session 6 of our Microsoft micro-credential, we will show you how to best organize and analyze your data with Microsoft Excel. Excel lets you create, view, and share spreadsheets while collaborating with others in real time. With this powerful tool, administrators can organize student information, develop school budgets, and create engaging charts to represent information around academic performance and population demographics. Teachers can construct gradebooks, discuss and view data sets, teach mathematics and science fundamentals, organize resources for class projects, and more. If you have data to collect and analyze, Excel is a great tool to consider!

MC: Microsoft - Session 5 - Word

Session 5 of our Microsoft micro-credential focuses on creating template documents for frequent use, and utilizing the bibliography elements within Microsoft Word. Word is a fantastic word processing program that helps you bring out the best in your writing with PDF editing capabilities, research and proofing tools, and collaboration and "tell me" features. And with Microsoft Office 365’s cloud capabilities, you can easily access all of your documents from anywhere, at anytime, and on any device with internet access.

MC: Microsoft - Session 4 - Outlook

Session 4 of our Microsoft micro-credential focuses on increasing communication and organizing meetings with the use of Microsoft Outlook. Using Outlook, we’ll view group member availability, create meeting appointments while finding appropriate locations and times, and give you some helpful tips and tricks for staying connected through email.

MC: Microsoft - Session 3 - OneNote

In our third session, we will dive into the Microsoft brainstorming tool, OneNote. OneNote is a fantastic collaboration tool to gather information in free form by allowing typed and written annotations, pictures, drawings, and audio commentaries.

MC: Microsoft - Session 2 - OneDrive

Join us for our second session as we take a look at Microsoft's cloud storage tool, OneDrive. This tool allows you to store your files on the web and gives you the ability to sync and share them with others. You can easily access all your files with an internet connection from anywhere, at any time, and on any device.

MC: Microsoft - Session 1 - Introduction

Earn your micro-credential by learning the ins and outs of Microsoft with our ten-part series. Join our first session for an introduction to the micro-credential course track, and an outline of the topics we will cover. We will guide you through the process of logging in and downloading the software, and provide you with an example of the final project. Lastly, we will explore some support resources to help you build your understanding of Microsoft!

Socratic Seminar Using Microsoft Teams

A tried and true method of discussion and critical thinking, the Socratic method can be a great way to engage students in dialogue even while learning digitally. In this course, we will take a look at how to use the Socratic method with the tools and features of Teams to engender thoughtful, open debate.

Microsoft Teams Integration with SLS Online

Microsoft Teams and SMART Learning Suite Online have already helped countless schools adjust to remote learning. Previously, these platforms could only be utilized separately, but thanks to this new integration, schools that utilize Microsoft Teams can now directly share and assign their SLS Online lessons to students! Join us as we discuss this exciting integration, and demonstrate how easy it is to combine your SLSO lessons with Microsoft Teams.

Starting Off Your Year with Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is a powerful suite of tools that can make the start of your school year easier, more organized, and more collaborative. In this course, we will go over the essentials of using 365 to make sure that you and your students are starting off the school year on the right foot!

Microsoft 365: Excel

In this course, we will explore the basic features of Microsoft Excel within Microsoft 365. Using the web-based version of Excel. Join us to learn how create a spreadsheets as well as collaborate and share your spreadsheets with your colleagues.

Microsoft Excel

In this course, we will explore the basic features of the downloaded Microsoft Excel. Using the desktop app version of Excel. Join us to learn how create a spreadsheets as well as collaborate and share your spreadsheets with your colleagues.

Using Microsoft Teams to Record Screencasts and Daily Messages

Microsoft Teams is a wonderful tool that can help keep students on track and working together. In this course, we'll take a look at the recording feature of Teams and the possibilities it affords us for providing feedback, giving instructions, and lending encouragement to your students.

Microsoft PowerPoint

In this course, we will explore the basic features of the downloaded Microsoft PowerPoint. Using the desktop app version of PowerPoint, learn how to not only create your presentations, but collaborate and share your presentations with your colleagues.

Microsoft 365: PowerPoint

In this course, we will explore the basic features of Microsoft PowerPoint within Microsoft 365. Using the web-based version of PowerPoint, learn how to not only create your presentations, but collaborate and share your presentations with your colleagues.

Microsoft Word

In this course, we will explore the basic features of Microsoft Word. Using the desktop version of Word, we'll cover how to create a document, tools and features you need to know, as well as how to share and collaborate with others. 

Microsoft 365: Word

In this course, we will explore the basic features of Microsoft Word within Microsoft 365. Using the web-based version of Word, learn how to not only create your documents, but collaborate and share your documents with your colleagues as well.

Microsoft Translator

Microsoft Translator allows you to create a more inclusive classroom for both students and parents with Live captioning and Cross-Language understanding. In this course, we will cover key features of Microsoft Translator and best practices for use in your classroom and at home during times of remote learning.

Microsoft Teams and Kahoot! Integration

Have you heard the news? Microsoft teams and Kahoot! are now integrated! You can seamlessly host Kahoot! triva and review games with teachers or students right within your Microsoft Teams meeting. We'll walk you through how to get started using your Kahoot! account within Teams to increase engagement. Your virtual meetings will never be the same again!

Microsoft Teams Live to Stream School Events

Throughout the year, there are dozens of events that are worth sharing live with the school community. Microsoft Teams Live is a tool that allows for one-way streaming of video, audio, and live events to audience members that are unable to attend in person. With this tool, audience members are unable to un-mute or share their screen during your live event. Join us as we discuss how to use Microsoft Teams Live to stream school events so that everyone in your school community can participate in your school’s biggest moments.  

Microsoft Teams - Updates June 2020

Teachers and administrators have been speaking out about features and tools they would like to see in Teams - and Microsoft has listened! In this course, we will explore some important updates Microsoft has released for Teams that will make your life a lot easier as you continue to use Office 365 for Remote Learning. 

Co-Teaching Remotely with Microsoft

Whether you're within the walls of the classroom or connecting with students and other educators remotely, Microsoft provides the tools you need to support classroom management and keep students engaged with high-quality instructional materials and activities. Microsoft has a number of education tools from Office 365 to Teams that can support co-teaching during remote instruction situations. Join us as we walk through some of the Microsoft tools to help support collaborative teaching during distance education.

Providing PBL Activities for Students at Home with Microsoft Teams

In this session we will explore Project Based Learning (PBL) with a twist - creating successful PBL opportunities remotely! We will explore how to use Microsoft Teams to build PBL activities and promote collaboration and communication.

Microsoft Teams Overview for Parents

So your student has been assigned work through Microsoft Teams. What does that mean? How can you see what they're working on? What can you do to help your student? In this course, we'll go over the basics of Microsoft Teams and what you need to know as a parent.

Using Microsoft Teams for Remote Learning

Did you know Office 365 for Education has a feature that's perfect for remote learning? You may not currently be using it, but Microsoft Teams is your ideal solution for setting up a remote learning experience for your students. Join us as we walk through how to best utilize this Microsoft app.

Putting the A in STEAM: Getting Started with Graphic Design using Microsoft

Let's increase your students' artistic and technological aptitudes and equip them to go full STEAM ahead in Graphic Design! With Microsoft tools Fresh Paint, Sketchable, and Paint 3D, your students can begin to pursue their passions and develop niche skills in this exciting and sought-after field.

Representing Data in Charts

The purpose of a chart is to visualize data in a way that accurately represents the story a dataset is telling. Tools like Excel, Google Sheets, and Numbers offer a wide variety of chart options and it is sometimes difficult to decide which works best for your purpose and identify which don’t work at all. Join us as we discuss what components are important in various chart types and the ways you can help students choose the appropriate chart for their dataset!

Microsoft Sway

With Microsoft Sway you can create reports, presentations, newsletters, and personal stories. In this session we will show you how to use this powerful tool to switch layouts, styles, select images, use Remix, and add content.

OneNote Class Notebook

Join us as we explore OneNote Class Notebook, Microsofts collaborative workspace. With this tool every student has a personal workspace, a library for handouts, and a collaborative space to work on with peers. In this session we will show you how to get started, how to organize and deliver your lesson plans, and provide individualized support to all of your students.

Sharing, Creating, and Collaborating with Microsoft OneDrive

Learn all about One Drive, the cloud service from Microsoft. Let our PD instructors show you how to use this service to collaborate all your Microsoft Office applications, share your documents with students and peers, and access your documents from any device, wherever there is Internet access! 

Organize and Effectively Use Your Computer: Windows 10

Join us to learn some basic ways to keep your computer content organized and enhance your knowledge of programs that you can use in the classroom. We will be discussing how to successfully create and save documents, how to create favorites in an appropriate web browser, and how to organize all of this great content for easy access for your Windows 10 computer.

Project Based Learning with the Microsoft Suite

See how Microsoft Tools can improve the quality of your project-based learning activities. Learn how to implement Microsoft-based PBL activities to promote critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in your classroom. In this course, you will learn how to use Microsoft programs to promote the key elements of PBL, such as research, collaboration, gathering (and analyzing) feedback, and presenting knowledge in your classroom.

Signing into Your Microsoft Account

Learn how to sign into your Microsoft account.

Converting a Word Doc to a PDF

Learn how to convert a Word document to a PDF.

Doing a VLookup

In Excel, you might have a lot of data and you need to find some information.  Use the VLookup function/formula to reference anything in a vertical lookup, even if your data is not sorted.  Give this a try and let us know what you think!

Using the ZoomIt Tool for Presentations -- Advanced

ZoomIt is a free Windows-based tool for annotations and other presentation tools.  Want to write over your screen during a meeting or class?  Want to zoom in to show your audience where you are in a menu or website?  Do you want to quickly start up a whiteboard or blackboard with ink tools?  This video goes behond the simple Zoomit Tools you may already be familiar with.