Empowerment and Star Trek

Today I want to tell you about Sarah. Sarah is a student in my grade 10 academic English class. I don't have to engage Sarah. She came engaged and ready to learn because she has goals, big goals, laudable goals. But, Sarah struggles in my class sometimes. She has a hard time keeping up with the readings. Sarah has…

E is for E2: Education Exchange

The excitement was palpable as we entered the conference area. There was an electric atmosphere that accentuated the enthusiasm of every individual and amplified it. I marveled at the apparent effect and afterward, I was in awe of the depth and breadth of learning I experienced. I am talking about Microsoft's Global Education Exchange in…

Using Microsoft’s Learning Tools in Writing Class

I like using Microsoft's Immersive Reader to show students how to improve their writing style through some simple revision techniques that translate into greater reader engagement and understanding. There are a number of functions in the Immersive Reader that are superb supports when ramping up student editing and proofreading capabilities. A great place to start…

The Seven ‘One’ders of OneNote

I'm sure you've heard of the Seven Wonders of the World... Wonders of the Ancient World: Colossus of Rhodes Great Pyramid of Giza Hanging Gardens of Babylon Lighthouse of Alexandria Mausoleum at Halicarnassus Statue of Zeus at Olympia Temple of Artemis at Ephesus NEW Wonders: Great Wall of China Petra Christ the Redeemer Machu Picchu…