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Tech Team Day 4: CUEBC Preparation

We are hosting the CUEBC Conference on October 21st, 2016.  The Tech Team will play a lead roll in supporting this event. This event brings teachers from all over the province together to share their learning and experiences about technology.

Date: October 21st, 2016

Time: 8:00 am – 2:30


Please sign up to be a part of our Tech Showcase / Tech Support sessions.

Sign Up Here


Tech Team Day 3: Office 365 Assignment

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Learn Office 365

Step 1: Login in activate your account

Click Here – This will take you to the Riverside homepage, look at the top right hand corner of the website, there is an Office 365 Login button.

Username: Your SD43 (e.g.

Password: Your SD43 password

Step 2: Take a look at all of the programs you have access to. Office 365 is a cloud based tool (tool that provides shared processing resources and data to computers and other devices on line). You have 1 TB of cloud based storage. You can access your files anytime and anywhere.


Sharing / Collaborating Online

  • Invite People – Using Email Addresses – Shared with Me Folder
  • Get a Shared  Link to Share on Your Website
  • Require a Sign In / Send and Email Notification

Syncing Features

  • Get the one drive app (located in the bottom left hand corner), if you already have it you don’t need it! You may be prompted to update your OneDrive. Do it to OneDrive Professional for school and business purpose.
  • The bottom right hand side of your screen will prompt you to add your information to begin the process.
  • OneDrive Support –

Step 3: Over the next 8 weeks, your task is to play and learn the different features of Office 365. Use the OneDrive, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Video and Sway. Attempt to use these programs in classes where they naturally fit. Your are the testers of Office 365. I need you to review the programs, and communicate the pros and cons of the program. Push the program to the limits.

Step 4: Answer the following questions thoroughly, adding personal insight using your experience, in a blog post.

a) What do you think of Office 365?

b) Why do you think that?

c) What are the strengths of this program?

d) What are the weakness of this program?

e) How can this program be used in a classroom setting to enhance student learning?

f) What suggestions do you have to improve the program?

g) Do you have any questions about the program?

Step 5: Post to Your Blog

Title: TechTeamO365

Category: Tech Team

Tag: O365 Review

Due Date: December 1st

Assessment: 0365 Review Rubric

Passion Project – Introduction and Brainstorm

What if you were allowed to learn anything you wanted? Imagine the possibilities.

What would you want to learn more about? What question would you want answered? What do you love to do?

The purpose of this project is for you to find something that you would like to learn more about, answer a question you would like to solve, and do something you would love to do. The goal of your project is to help enhance the use and integration of technology at Riverside. You must invent, design, organize, and create a project that impacts Riverside. Your daily tasks will be evaluated to ensure you attain your goals and deadlines throughout the year. You will be required to complete self-reflections on your blog at various stages of the project as well as a final reflection/review summarizing your project.  To be successful, you will need to work effectively and efficiently throughout the year, your project must be completed by the end of the year.

Brainstorm Your Topic

Step 1: Write a brainstorm post on your blog. Once you are done the post, correctly publish the post with the following information:

Title: Passion Project Brainstorm

Categorize: Tech Team

Tag: PassionProject2016

*Add pictures or media if you think it will enhance your brainstorm

Step 2: Create a table in your blog post, using the table button above. Create the table below, and begin to brainstorm the 3 columns in point form.

Things I Like to Do / Feel Comfortable with Technologically Interests and Involvement at Riverside Things I Would Change Technologically at Riverside if I Could.

Step 3: Use the chart above to identify, things you are passionate about, and things that different communities at Riverside need. Describe a vision, idea, or project, that you believe has potential to be you project. Describe why you are interested in this, and how you think it will benefit Riverside.