Earlier today in our blog post covering some revision aids that might be useful to students and teachers over Easter in the run up to end of year exams, we suggested that using Office to add your own audio or video commentary to slides could be a handy way of helping the subject matter sink in.
To make things easier for anyone who is unfamiliar with Office Mix and how it works, we thought it would be worthwhile to point out that we have an eBook all about this fantastic PowerPoint add-on, put together with the help of Ollie Bray, head teacher at Kingussie High School:
MIXing it up: Using Office Mix to Improve Learning details what Office Mix is all about, what features it includes, and how you can use it to add supplementary content to slides. This can be incredibly useful if you want to take a flash card style approach to your revision, with Office Mix allowing you to quickly prepare slides containing skeleton notes which you can then record audio or video over, for example. Not only will this save you time, but you can even play the audio in the background while you’re doing other things so that your revision notes can really ingrain themselves in your brain without have to be sat down at a desk!
We have a number of other educational eBooks available, just head over to our SlideShare and have a poke around 🙂
We hope that Office Mix is a welcome addition to the way you go about studying both in the classroom and in private, and we’d love to hear of any innovative ways in which you are using it!