More and more often we are hearing about Office 365 Education, but what exactly is it? And as a teacher, why does it make sense to use this platform in the classroom? And how do you use it to help enhance collaboration and communication amongst students and teachers?
To help you understand this and much more, Microsoft Australia are hosting a Webinar on the 14th of May at 4:00PM AEST, hosted by Microsoft experts, exploring how Office 365 is transforming teaching and learning – You can Register Now Here
Before the webinar, we thought we would provide a brief summary of how some features within Office 365 can be used within the classroom to get you started.
One of the best features of Office 365 Education is the ability to easily create websites for your school and classroom, here are some examples:
Office Online is your Microsoft Office software suite in the cloud. When you have access to Office 365, suddenly your Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote Documents can be accessed in the browser via Office Online, or in, or full desktop version. Some great uses of this collaborative and safe environment include:
“One of my favourite things about OneNote is that I can access my notes anywhere. When I was waiting in line for a coffee or at a bus stop, it was easy to access my daily task list using OneNote on my phone. If I wanted to work in a computer lab, I could access my notes on OneDrive. I love that I never have to worry about forgetting my notes somewhere, because they are with me wherever I go!” Liz Scoble from Microsoft UK Schools Blog
Lync is an online webinar and communication component. Through Lync you can have voice calls, video calls, share desktop content to participants and also record sessions for viewing later. You might use Lync to:
As you can see, Office 365 can bring so many more ways to communicate, collaborate and build 21st Century skills. Hopefully next time you see or hear Office 365 being discussed, you now understand how it can be applied in the classroom, and don’t forget to Register Now for the upcoming Webinar for further understanding.