Audience response system · Classroom Technologies · Classroom technology · Digital participation · Formative assessment

#545 Nearpod Add-on for Google Slides

Did you know that Google Slides now has an Add-on for Nearpod? The Nearpod Add-on for Google Slides allows you to add in Nearpod’s interactive activities and features, directly within your Google Slides presentations. To enable this feature, go to Google Slides – Add-ons – Get add-ons – and install Nearpod from there. Once you… Continue reading #545 Nearpod Add-on for Google Slides

Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital creation · Google docs · Microsoft Office · Top tip

#540 Work with Office files using Office editing in Google Drive

Did you know that you can now directly edit, comment, and collaborate on Office files using Office editing in Google Drive? The great thing is that you can view version history and collaborate in real-time with others and all changes you make will be saved to the original Microsoft Office file. This is a good… Continue reading #540 Work with Office files using Office editing in Google Drive

AI Technology · Digital communication · Digital creation · Google Chrome · Microsoft Office

#535 Grammarly for Chrome

Grammarly has a free browser extension that you can add to Chrome to help with your spelling, grammar and punctuation whilst writing on the web. It is also available as an MS Office Add-in and is GDPR compliant. You can add the Grammarly extension here. Here is an example of Grammarly in action… Photo by Pereanu… Continue reading #535 Grammarly for Chrome

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#5MinuteReflection 8: Using a micro-learning approach to develop RLOs for teaching and professional development

This is an excerpt from a post that was originally published on Medium, in the publication Integrated Interdisciplinary Innovations in Healthcare Sciences.  In this month’s instalment of our monthly #5minutereflection, we will look at the work I have been doing at The University of Manchester on using a micro-learning approach to develop RLOs for teaching… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 8: Using a micro-learning approach to develop RLOs for teaching and professional development

Accessibility · Digital communication · Top tip · YouTube

#530 Export YouTube’s Auto-Generated Captions

As we mentioned in one of our previous posts, we are huge fans of the auto-generated captions in YouTube. There is also a way now to export YouTube’s auto-generated captions to create a downloadable transcript of your video, which is great for accessibility especially if you don’t have access to a professional transcription service. This… Continue reading #530 Export YouTube’s Auto-Generated Captions

Classroom Technologies · Classroom technology · Digital participation · Formative assessment · Top tip

#524 Can’t decide? Let Wheel Decide for you

Wheel Decide is a free online spinner tool that helps you make decisions when a coin toss won’t do! You can use it for all sort of things such as where to go for dinner or what film to see. From a teaching and learning perspective, you can use it in your classroom to randomly… Continue reading #524 Can’t decide? Let Wheel Decide for you