Wondering how Office 365 can enhance classroom practice? Office 365 has great potential to open collaborative and personalised learning practices. Below are two use case scenarios that show how Office 365 can enhance for Assessment and Feedback, and Student ePortfolio strategies in the classroom.
These use case scenarios lead you through the process step-by-step, showing you exactly how to ensure success.
Sibusiso Morena, the Chemistry teacher, is going to set his Grade 9 Chemistry class a piece of assessed work using the school’s Office 365 platform. He has been using it with his class for a few weeks so they are becoming familiar with how it all works. He is away from the classroom at a teacher conference, but fortunately he is still able to use Office Online to create, share and assess the work using his tablet device.
Neo Nkosi wants to start using ePortfolios with his grade 6 English class. He wants them to have a record of their achievements to take with them when they go to high school. He decides to use OneNote Online* in his institution’s Office 365 platform, as he has seen it used in other schools quite successfully for this purpose. He knows that OneNote is great for organising resources into workbooks, sections and pages. He wants to see how he can use this structure to organise his students’ evidence of progress and achievement in a way that shows evidence of his students being reflective learners who use his feedback and peer assessment as well as their own achievements. He knows it is a useful skill for students to be able to develop and maintain an ePortfolio that will:
As not all of the children in his class have the full version of OneNote at home, he knows he will have to use only the features available in OneNote Online, although many of them will be able to use the full version to make their ePortfolios even better. He decides to use the following structure for the sections: (a) Reading (b) Writing (c) Speaking (d) Listening (e) Pronunciation (f) Homework (g) Exams He uses the following pages in each of his sections and creates a template for his students to help them set up their own ePortfolios:
His template for his grade 6 class now looks like this:
From: Office 365 for Education: http://www.schoolnet.org.za/PILP/office365/index.html
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