Dianne’s Daily Discoveries 07/28/2015

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  • “Mystery Skype is a fun, teacher-invented learning game that builds students’ cultural awareness, critical thinking, and geography skills. And now this free OneNote notebook—packed with tips and how-tos—gives your classroom a single place to prep, track, and learn together. Get it today!”

    tags: skype mysteryskype onenote

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Dianne’s Daily Discoveries 07/26/2015

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Dianne’s Daily Discoveries 07/25/2015

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  • Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions.

    It’s suitable for all age groups and can be used to teach subjects like geography, history, languages, mathematics and science.

    Check our Mystery Skype OneNote to see all the wonderful things you and your class can do together to play Mystery Skype and organize your session.

    tags: skype MysterySkype geography

  • Sway Tutorial Videos

    tags: Sway Microsoft tutorial

  • I’ve gotten several emails after my last post and they all ended with the same line, “Where do I start?” It can be overwhelming to start by Googling “makerspace.” What do you most often see? That stark modern space with expensive 3d printers. But that? It’s not the reality of what making in the classroom can be. I know the constraints faced by many of us in education, and I’ve lived them before. You make do with what you have, get creative, and repurpose existing materials to MAKE making happen in your classroom. You gotta start somewhere, right?

    tags: makerspace STEM making

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Dianne’s Daily Discoveries 06/11/2015

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E2: Microsoft Global Educator Exchange

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I had the most life-altering experience of my life a few weeks ago as one of 20 educators from the United States chosen to join about 250 other like-minded educators from around the globe at the Microsoft Global Educator Exchange, E2.

Check out the Sway that I created below as a recap, photo album and reflective blog post all wrapped into one!  You can view it as embedded below, or click HERE to open it up in its own tab to see it fully.  Enjoy!



Dianne’s Daily Discoveries 04/18/2015

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  • The notetaking member in Microsoft’s suite is a cross-platform productivity application. There are many unique ways to use OneNote, and using it to change the way you teach or study could be the best one. Come aboard. OneNote has loads of tips for the teacher and the student. And before you forget — OneNote is free!

    tags: onenote microsoft

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