As a free plug-in for PowerPoint (which can be enabled with the click of a button), Office Mix can be used to create interactive presentations, including both audio and live annotations, as well as analyse user activity. With revision materials embedded into their presentations, educators can track and asses uptake with their students, and understand how students are making use of the resources.
We have seen thousands of educators, colleges and universities come through the Showcase Classroom, each at a different stage in their journey of digital transformation, and in every session we are asked a range of questions about our technology and how it can make a real impact in the classroom. In our previous posts, we assessed how the teaching and learning process can be enhanced. There was insight into more engaging forms of assessment through the audio feedback feature of OneNote, as well as the potential for using Sway as a medium for presentations. Collaboration is always a central topic in our Showcase Classroom and this last month has been no exception!
In education, the importance of high quality feedback goes without saying. Relevant feedback that can be easily understood will naturally aid improvements in academic performance. Many of our Showcase Classroom attendees have expressed that students have a somewhat blinkered view, focusing just on the grades they achieved, rather than the reason for their scores.
We have seen thousands of educators, colleges and universities come through the Showcase Classroom, each at a different stage in their journey of digital transformation, and in every session we are asked a range of questions about our technology and how it can make a real impact in the classroom. These questions and discussions will form the basis of our Showcase Classroom blog series, where we will be sharing the insights, experiences, tips & tricks and more, from those who pass through the Showcase Classroom.
The following article was written by Jordan Lipman, and originally appeared in Issue 7 of #TheFeed. Jordan has been with us for the last year as an undergraduate intern on placement, and has looked after the Microsoft Showcase Classroom in our London offices. Here he shares his reflections on the last 12 months, as well as some of the more commonly asked questions he has heard from educators and school leaders.
On the evening of Tuesday 21st April we are opening the doors of the Showcase Classroom in our London Victoria offices for a #teachmeet hosted by ‘Urban Teacher’ Mark Martin. As well as being ICT Teacher at St Mark’s Academy, Mark is one of our Microsoft Expert Educators for 2015. The event is free to…