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Teachers will often find themselves working from many different locations and on different machines. Whether it's moving between classrooms, checking emails from the staffroom, marking assignments on the train using a mobile device, or planning lessons at home, educators are always looking for a way to work wherever they are.
Considering mobile devices for your school, college or university? Unsure of what they can do? Join Softcat and Microsoft to explore the world of Surface in education, and how Surface and Windows 10 are changing how schools use mobile devices in class.
In an educational context, stories told with Sway could be adaptations of literary works covered in English and Drama classes, or perhaps a summary of field work conducted on a Geography or Science trip. The following tutorial shows how easy it is to add photos, videos and captions to a storyline so you can bring your favourite memories and stories to life.
As students all over the country are returning to college and university, the pressures upon self-reliance and organisation will be slowly but surely cranking up as the work continues to flow steadily their way, and deadlines that seemed far away begin to loom ever closer on the horizon.
Together with the University of Sheffield, Shaping Cloud and a number of our other partners, Microsoft is pleased to be hosting the SCEnAT+ Lauch Event at our London Victoria offices on Thursday 24th September.
When trying to create something modern and interactive, content, structure and visuals are key to creating an impact which resonates with students. This third post in our Sway series explores how the app can provide a great platform for explaining something which may otherwise be difficult to convey, in an inspiring and engaging way.
Earlier this week we posted the first in a series of Sway tutorials from the Office Videos YouTube Channel, which took a general look at what Sway is. Now through the second tutorial can continue to explore how this free app can be used to channel creativity and content in the best way for students and teachers alike.
Continuing our tour of Windows 10 through tutorial videos presented by MIEEs, we are now going to take a look at how those who have upgraded since July can share files and sync to the cloud. Collaboration is an important element of any learning community, whether it be staff members sharing notes on their class as they move up through a school, students working together on a project based learning assignment, or parents taking a more hands on approach to their child's learning.
One of the newer ways for students - and teachers - to arrange and present work is Sway. A free app from Microsoft Office, Sway lets you create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, newsletters, vacation memories, school and work projects, and more. The Office team have put together a series of tutorial videos which we will work through on this blog in the coming weeks. This first clip gives a broad overview of what a Sway is, and how easy it is to put one together: