ALTSpaceVR is a great place to explore virtual reality – you don’t even need a headset (although it’s a better experience if you have one!). They have a whole host of events you can attend for free, and you can even use it to host your own private meetings! Check out this one minute introduction:… Continue reading #529 Fancy VR? Don’t know where to start? Try AltSpaceVR
A common complaint we hear from our academic colleagues, is how to manage a never-ending tide of student emails. In this #5MinuteReflection we cover some tips to help move students away from emails and onto more efficient communication methods. What are our students saying? Every year at Manchester Met, the TEL team conducts a thematic… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 6: Fed up with student emails? Tips for alternative communications.
If you’ve ever received an email from Moodle, you may find that the font used isn’t too readable. To change the font it’s actually a setting within Microsoft Word and this then changes the default font for HTML styled emails that haven’t had a font specified. We hope you find this one useful – I… Continue reading #523 Changing the font for Moodle emails
If you are anything like us them you’ll also find that sometimes you need a break from screentime and a rest from scrolling through twitter and pinterest. However, these pesky social media designers work hard to make their sites as attractive (and addictive) as possible! So what can we do to make sure we give… Continue reading #501 Take control of your iPhone use with ScreenTime
Happy new year! ….And welcome to our new post type for 2019, a #5MinuteReflection. These posts, in addition to our familiar #1minutecpd posts, will provide some wider context and embed the technologies that we cover in #1minutecpd within practice. Each post should take approximately 5 minutes to read, so sit back and take a moment… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 1: New year, new us, new you?
Kahoot is a classroom favourite where you can add fun interactive elements into your lessons (for more information on Kahoot see #14 In class quizzes? Get Kahoot!). Often one of the reasons cited by academics for not wanting to use Kahoot is that students have the freedom to choose their own nicknames. This isn’t an issue… Continue reading #477 Kahoot: New nickname generator
Shorthand Social is a free to use storytelling tool, which integrates into your Twitter account. You can create beautifully, visual stories using text, images and video. Each section is translated into a tweet to help promote your story, and the whole thing can be turned into a visual link to embed into a blog. Give… Continue reading #449 Beautiful story telling with Shorthand Social