Ditch the Worksheet: Microsoft Alternatives to Engage Students

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Dr. Janelle Couch  
Are you looking for ways to engage students in both a physical and virtual environment? Microsoft offers a variety of tools to engage students. Come and learn these many tools and see specific examples as to how to use the tool and see the benefits of the engaging learning activities.

Audience: Library media specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Attendees will need to have access to the Microsoft Suite of Tools including OneNote, Sway, Forms, Minecraft, and Flipgrid.
Topic: Innovative learning environments
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This presentation is created to support educators in their quest to engage their learners in either a face to face or virtual environment. The presentation will cover specific examples of classroom lessons and activities using Flipgrid, Forms, Sway, OneNote, and Minecraft. Each of the examples provided will influence teachers to use the tools in their classroom with any grade level or content area.

Supporting research

All resources and ideas presented in this presentation will be influenced from Microsoft and their vast knowledge of using technology tools in the classroom.

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Dr. Janelle Couch, PowerUpEDU

As a Technology Training Integration Specialist for Cobb County School District, I empower teachers, students, and district staff with the use of technology.