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#522 Immersive reader: Introduction [1/2]

The immersive reader is a fantastic tool that is available within many of the O365 applications. Great for learners at all levels, it offers a range of features that allow you to engage with the writing of others, or improve your own writing. Watch the video to find out how to access the tool and… Continue reading #522 Immersive reader: Introduction [1/2]

Accessibility · ICT proficiency · Microsoft Office · Word · Writing

#517 Tired of typing? Try the dictation feature in O365

Sometimes it is easier to speak, rather than type what it is that we want to write. Now you can dictate directly in Word Online, without having to install anything. I have been using it for a few weeks now and it has been very good at recognising what I say, even with my northern… Continue reading #517 Tired of typing? Try the dictation feature in O365

Audience response system · Classroom technology · Formative assessment · PowerPoint · Quiz tools

#515 Seamless Menti’s with the PowerPoint add-in

Mentimeter is a popular tool to make sessions more interactive, but having to switch between presentation and browser can make using it in sessions a bit of a pain. Never fear though, there is a great PowerPoint add-on that allows you to embed your Mentimeter activities directly into your presentation. See the video below to… Continue reading #515 Seamless Menti’s with the PowerPoint add-in

PowerPoint · Timesavers

#509 Automatic alternative text for images in PowerPoint Online

A picture says a thousand words is the commonly quoted saying, but what if you can’t see the picture very well? Many students rely on screen readers to access online content, but when it comes to pictures, they can only work if the image has an ‘alternative description’. Adding these descriptions is now much easier… Continue reading #509 Automatic alternative text for images in PowerPoint Online

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#5MinuteReflection 2: Interactive Sessions

In this second edition of our monthly #5MinuteReflection, we will be looking at why and how you can make sessions interactive. #1MinuteCPD has covered a range of tools that enable interactive sessions and we thought it would be useful to pull these together into one handy article! An interactive session is one where the students… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 2: Interactive Sessions

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Forum · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Moodle

#502 Moodle Forum: Using a Q and A Forum to encourage independent thought

Moodle forums can be a very useful way of extending learning beyond the physical classroom. A popular activity is to ask students to comment on an article or a video relating to what was covered in the class, but often students will read other posts before formulating their own, which can lead to repetition. A… Continue reading #502 Moodle Forum: Using a Q and A Forum to encourage independent thought