Category: Teaching Tools

Making the most of Microsoft Lens to support learning and teaching

Microsoft Office Lens (or Office Lens, or Microsoft Lens) is a versatile digital tool which can be helpful in many situations in an educational context. A teacher may wish to quickly grab the text from a page of a printed document to edit, to annotate and to share with a class. Office Lens can do …

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Power Up your PowerPoint Presentation with inbuilt Designer for Design Ideas

Do you want to present with panache, style or flair? If you or your learners spend a lot of time trying to make your PowerPoint slides look good, then welcome to PowerPoint’s inbuilt Designer or Design Ideas to power up your PowerPoint presentation in the click of a button!

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PowerPoint Presenter Coach to help become clear, confident and expressive when communicating & presenting

If you are looking for a way to support learners (or indeed, yourself!) to be clear, expressive and confident when communicating & presenting to others using digital tools​, then Microsoft PowerPoint Presenter Coach is a handy feature of Microsoft PowerPoint.

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Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award – iDEA

The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA, is an award programme which provides access to a range of free on-demand online courses. In completing courses from the wide range available they not only aim to support developing digital, enterprise and employability skills, the completion of the assessments built into each course provide the means …

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Want to use video meet with your class in Microsoft Teams?

👨 🎤 💻 Want to present to your class in a live video meet? Microsoft Teams in Glow provides the facility for you as the teacher to present live to your class via video meet. This can be useful if you want your pupils to have the familiarity of seeing you and hearing your voice, and to hear …

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Primary Class Starting with Microsoft Teams? Now what?

So you have just started using Microsoft Teams with your primary school class – now what? Microsoft Teams can be described as an all-in-one Swiss-Army-Knife online digital tool – with facility for classroom conversations, shared space for collaborative Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, assignments tool for easily setting tasks for individuals, groups or the …

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And…Action! Creating a Teaching Video

Looking to create a teaching video? If you wish to create a teaching video to share with your class then where do you start? There are a number of different ways to create a teaching video. You don’t need lots of fancy filming equipment, specialist lighting, highly scripted text, remote microphones or a studio set! …

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Build an interactive virtual classroom in Microsoft Teams

  You’ve no doubt seen lots of teachers sharing their interactive virtual classroom images – a visually-friendly way to connect with your learners via an online platform where they can click on elements in the picture to view details of learning activities, or view videos, or read books chosen for the class, or click on …

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Dictation Tools for Unlocking Creativity

We can usually speak far more quickly than we can type, so being able to get ideas on screen can be time-consuming. And we can also lose the flow of what we are thinking if the mechanics of typing get in the way. So being able to speak naturally as the text then appears on …

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