Connected Classroom: Digital Conversations & Collaboration with Microsoft Classroom & Class Policy
Location: Room Tower View Lobby, Table 24
[Participate and share : Poster]
Monday, June 26, 2:00–4:00 pm
Location: Room Tower View Lobby, Table 24
Cheryl McClure Tamara Truax
Learn how to utilize Microsoft Classroom and Class Policy to foster online student conversations, OneNote for lesson collaboration and connected assignments in Outlook. Suitable for those already familiar with OneNote but accessible to all as an introduction to the collective collaboration of a central digital space for connected learning.
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: PC, Mac
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Attendees should have access to Microsoft Office 365, Classroom and OneNote.|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Online tools and resources|
|ISTE Standards:||Teachers : Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
Teachers : Model digital age work and learning
Students : Empowered learner
|Related exhibitors:||Microsoft Corporation|
Participants will have the opportunity to explore features of Microsoft Classroom, ask questions from a teacher who piloted the preview version in a 1:1 device school. Microsoft Classroom is part of the Office 365 suite and provides a digital space for connecting assignments to both OneNote and Outlook as well fostering online class grouped conversations. As Microsoft Classroom is one of many apps with the convenience of a single sign of Office 365, it makes it easy to view all classes at a single glance, to update multiple classes’ assignments or review student work. Digitally connected classrooms provide students opportunities to practice being a good digital citizen as they converse with their peers and teachers to collaborate, plan projects and give and receive feedback for learning. As a teacher there is much to learn about effectively navigating and setting up a digital classroom space to foster academic technology competence in students.
Participants will be able to:
• See a demo of Microsoft Classroom from a teacher who piloted the preview version
• Set up a Microsoft Classroom account and navigate features
• Model potential student lessons or projects for future use in own classroom
• Seek insight and lessons learned from those who have implemented connected technology with their students (i.e. what works well, what does not work well)
• Share student stories of success in learning using connected digital classroom space
Presentation will be a day in the life of both teacher and a student using a connected digital space of Microsoft Classroom, OneNote, Outlook as well as presentation tools such as PowerPoint Mix and Sway.
• Student Perspective: Students begin their class period day using OneNote for Warm Up activities and class notes. They check Microsoft Classroom connected Outlook or their OneNote for assignments. After collaborating online either via the group Conversation or in their OneNote Collaboration space they work together to create a presentation of their learning to post online or present to the class.
• Teacher Perspective: Teachers can prep ahead to provide a seamless flow of learning by posting assignments in Microsoft Classroom, which will populate for students across both the class OneNote notebook and Outlook calendar. Teachers can then provide a prompt for students to reflect and respond in either the Classroom Conversation space or within their class OneNote. Teachers can also foster digital citizen and responsibility by utilizing the collaboration space in OneNote for student data collection or group project responsibilities. The possibilities for a digitally connected classroom are endless and sharing what can be done inspires possibilities for others.
Connected digital classrooms are gaining ground and much of my context for the value of blending technology within my classroom comes from my fellow Microsoft Innovative Educators. This group of dedicated educators proactively incorporate technology to teach, connect and collaborate with other learners from around the globe
Additionally, examples of how to support blended learning with technology can be easily found from ASCD "The Basics of Blended Instruction"
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June 25-28, 2017
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