Author Archives: Courtney

Mashing up YouTube videos with Microsoft Powerpoint

One way to creatively infuse technology into classroom learning is through engaging students in media activities that involve the use videos. Mash-ups are great instructional tools. Your students can use preexisting videos to demonstrate their understanding, share their perspectives, or … Continue reading

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#HoonuitLive Use Social Media to Grow Your PLN Presentation

If you missed the live presentation, it is okay. You can check it presentation here or on YouTube.

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Microsoft Forms: Create a Branching Quiz Question

Microsoft Forms is one of the greatest things since I was born!  Microsoft Forms is a great tool for flexible formative assessment and it allows for the teacher to give meaningful feedback and response to student needs. Microsoft Forms has … Continue reading

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6 ways to use Microsoft Forms in the classroom

Microsoft Forms is a new part of Office 365 Education that permits students and teachers to create surveys, questionnaires, quizzes, etc. When you create a form you can share with others to respond using mobile devices, or web browsers. Built … Continue reading

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5 Tools to Boost  Communication and Creativity in the Classroom

We live in a world that is constantly promoting communication. However, we lack an essential part of communication: “community.” Your classroom is the best place to introduce technologies that connect us with more than 140 characters. It is time for … Continue reading

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Create standards based lesson plans with Microsoft Office Lesson Planner App

In this video, I will demonstrate how to use Microsoft App, Lesson Planner to create standard based lesson plans. You will learn how to go to the Microsoft Store, select the app, and auto populate a lesson plan. It is … Continue reading

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How to become an educational consultant in 7 easy steps

It never fails that each time I present at conference or workshop, there are a few people that walk up to me and ask how can they do what I do. These wonderful educators come to me because they are … Continue reading

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Even Kanye West sees the value of videostreaming in education

Well kinda sorta… As we know Kanye West is no stranger to social media. In his recent Twitter “rant,” he shared that he “was thinking about not making CDs ever again… Only streaming.” I know he didn’t directly say education… … Continue reading

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Announcing the Microsoft Hack the Classroom Digital Event!

On January 30, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. PST, Microsoft is leading the HACK THE CLASSROOM Movement. We are bringing together inspiring educators and thought leaders and sharing their secrets.

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UNICEF’S Kid Power Program Is Coming to Atlanta

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announced the launch of the 2016 UNICEF Kid Power school program, expanding to 13 cities across the country and empowering more than 70,000 elementary school children to get active and save lives. More than … Continue reading

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