Audience response system · Classroom technology · Digital communication · Digital identity management · Digital innovation · Top tip

#477 Kahoot: New nickname generator

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

Communication / Collaboration · Curation · Digital creation · Digital identity management · Social Media

#449 Beautiful story telling with Shorthand Social

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

Assessment · Communication / Collaboration · Data literacy · Digital collaboration · Digital communication · Digital creation · Digital identity management · Digital innovation · Digital participation · E-portfolios · Information literacy · Media literacy · Microsoft Office

#439 Export your Sway

Following on from our previous Sway posts (see Sway), in today’s video we look at exporting Sway to PDF or Word documents. This, in conjunction for being able to create templates, makes Sway an excellent option for people looking for a portfolio or online CV tool for students. One of the most common questions we… Continue reading #439 Export your Sway

Assessment · Blogging · Communication / Collaboration · Data literacy · Digital communication · Digital identity management · Digital participation · Digital wellbeing · Media literacy · Microsoft Office · Timesavers

#437 Template your Sway

Building on some of our earlier posts on Sway, Microsoft’s snazzy presentation tool, we are pleased to announce some very useful extra features. In this video we show how you can share a pre-populated Sway template with your students. If you work at Manchester Met, then you and your students all have access to Sway… Continue reading #437 Template your Sway

#ios · android · Browsers · Digital communication · Digital identity management · Firefox · Mobile

#403 Want fast, private mobile browsing? Try Firefox Focus

Fast, private mobile browsing?? What’s not to love? Do you want to control what the website you visit collects about your browsing? Well now you can with Firefox Focus. Available on iOS and Android using Firefox focus allows you to block ads, location trackers and browsing trackers built into the websites you visit. You can… Continue reading #403 Want fast, private mobile browsing? Try Firefox Focus

Assessment · Blogging · Creative Commons · Curation · Digital collaboration · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Digital creation · Digital identity management · Digital innovation · Distance Learning · E-portfolios · Formative assessment

#391 Medium [2/4]: Create your first story with Medium

Medium is an online publishing platform that is a hybrid of blogging and paid for content (for an introduction please see #380 Medium [1/4]: The Medium is the message). This short video will show you how to create your first story on Medium: Featured image: Photo by Picsea on Unsplash