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.
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
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
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
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