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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.
Microsoft Imagine and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are co-presenting a competition for students around the world. Together, we have created Imagine Cup Earth to inspire the next generation of thinkers, dreamers and future programmers to learn the basics of coding and explore the latest science about our precious home.
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.
The ‘Digital Wales’ framework recognises that the most important drivers of economic and social growth for any country, surrounds the digital competency of their citizens and businesses. As part of a strategy to transform Wales into a truly digital nation, the Welsh Government have set themselves five key objectives - to tackle the digital divide, to improve digital skills, to grow our digital economy, to provide better online public services and to deliver faster broadband across Wales.
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.
Teaching children with a variety of different learning difficulties presents challenges to both the teachers and those in the class, and finding tools and resources suitable for everyone, and that can be used collaboratively, is just one of the hurdles facing educators.
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:
Snipping is an everyday task for millions of Office users. They paste screenshots into emails, documents, presentations, notebooks, etc., and write text explaining the concept that the screen snips help illustrate. But imagine if you could dictate that story—in your own voice—and save it as part of the snip.