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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.
Earlier this year we welcomed a number of students to the Microsoft UK HQ in Reading for the national finals of the MOS World Championship, and to find out who would be making the trip to Texas to compete for the ultimate prize. Here to tell the story of one #MOSWC finalist is Laurence Boulter, ICT Leader at Ormiston Park Academy, Essex.
We are pleased to be sharing details of an upcoming Microsoft-sponsored webinar run by Education Week, featuring presenters from the IDC along with a panel of teachers, who will look at the power of digital inking in the classroom and how it drives increased collaboration and productivity.
"At Achievement for All we know not every child learns in the same way, or at the same pace, and that as educators we must broaden the horizons of the classroom if we are to ensure every child achieves what they should."
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