This is a series of posts outlining the workshops at the upcoming Innovative Education Forum . This will give you an insight to what is being covered and the opportunity to download any software, bookmark any websites that will be explored.

imageI am going to start with a shameless plug for the workshop I am running, ‘Office 2010 in the classroom’ (Workshop 5 on the registration form). I know its’ not the most imaginative title, but it says what it is.

I wanted to explore again the role of the Office suite in the classroom. I say again, as ten years ago I wrote a series of books called ‘ICT in Action’, (Did anybody buy them? I would love to hear from somebody that did). I wanted to revisit some of those ideas for classroom activities and see how the latest developments can be used to develop learning activities.

So this workshop will look at some of the useful functions of Office 2010, that can be utilised in the classroom , such as removing backgrounds in images, Sparklines in Excel and exporting presentations to video in PowerPoint. I will also look at how teachers can utilise the free Office Web apps for learning opportunities. In addition , I will be covering a range of plug-ins, such as the Maths-Plugin for Word and OneNote, the Interactive Classroom plug-in, Mouse Mischief and Community clips.

I will also look at the latest Innovids, created during our summer camp that show how teachers are using Office in the classroom to great effect.  So if you are looking for some great classroom ideas, innovative ways of using Office and a look at the new features of Office 2010 , as well as some features you perhaps have forgotten about, then this is the ideal workshop for you.

Our Innovative Education Forum is is being held on Nov 30th in Manchester.

So, Don’t miss out, register today http://uk.partnersinlearningnetwork.com .