Teacher Review for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a great platform for organizing, distributing work, collaborating, and sharing resources. Teachers can use many tools with their students without the need for multiple logons. The ease of use is a definite plus.

Luis O.
Classroom teacher
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My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use Microsoft Teams with my English Language Learners for many things. Students use OneNote in Teams to do assignments, collaborate on projects and for communication practice with the chat feature. The integration of apps allows me to embed full Flipgrid grids and topics into Teams. My students are able to respond to Microsoft Forms, fill SurveyMonkey surveys, complete Newsela articles, and interact with so many more apps and tools. It is amazing.
My Take
I absolutely love Microsoft Teams. My Ells sometimes have never touched a laptop before coming into my class so having an environment that only requires one login is amazing. The versatility of the tool and the ability to use so many apps and tools within Teams makes it a must for teachers who work with special populations. The use of Immersive Reader within OneNote is an example of a tool that can help special populations. Teams can be used by any student and teacher to accomplish many of the tasks that normally require multiple accounts with multiple logins. That in itself makes it a perfect choice for educators who have a difficult time finding time to get everything done.