Classroom technology · PowerPoint · Timesavers · Uncategorized

#462 Liveslides: quickly embed websites into PowerPoint

  Liveslides is a PowerPoint add-on that will allow you to quickly embed a website into your presentation. This useful tool will mean that you will no longer need to switch between several windows whilst giving a presentation. To view the website, you must have the add-on installed, so if you plan on sharing the… Continue reading #462 Liveslides: quickly embed websites into PowerPoint

Audience response system · Classroom technologies · Classroom technology · Formative assessment · Quiz tools · Uncategorized

#454 Socrative Analytics: Useful data to help you plan

In #65 we introduced you to Socrative, a free quiz tool that can be used in the classroom. One of the great features of Socrative is the information it gives you about the progress of your students. The data comes in different formats so there is bound to be something which can help you identify… Continue reading #454 Socrative Analytics: Useful data to help you plan

Audience response system · Classroom technology

#445 Google Slides: Ask your audience for questions

Google Slides, which is part of Google Drive, has a great feature for obtaining questions from your audience, whilst delivering a presentation. The audience uses their mobile devices to pose questions, which appear on the presenter’s screen. The audience can then vote for their favourite question, giving the presenter a ranked view of responses. This can… Continue reading #445 Google Slides: Ask your audience for questions

Classroom technology · Curation · Data literacy · Information literacy

#412 Rebrandly to keep control over your trimmed URLS

Rebrandly is a link shortener with a difference! Shortened URLs can make unwieldy links much easier to share, especially in a live setting such as during a lecture. However, sometimes you want to change the destination of the shortened link. Perhaps you are linking through to different surveys at the end of each lecture, or… Continue reading #412 Rebrandly to keep control over your trimmed URLS

#ios · Apple · Browsers · Classroom technologies · Classroom technology · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · Firefox · Google Chrome · ICT proficiency · Internet Explorer · iPad · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Mobile · OS X · Top tip

#400 iCloud Website: Powerful and easy access to apps and files

Did you know that if you have an iPad, iPhone or Mac computer you can gain access to files, documents, photos and reminders from any computer – be it Mac or Windows? Going to the iCloud website, http://www.icloud.com and entering your Apple ID and password will give you secure access to lots of information that… Continue reading #400 iCloud Website: Powerful and easy access to apps and files

Accessibility · Apple · Classroom technology · Digital communication · Top tip

#374 Use iOS to magnify your world!

The magnifier is a useful, but slightly hidden, accessibility feature in iOS. Once you have switched the magnifying tool on, you only need a triple click on the home button to launch it. One of the great things about this bit of tech, is that it doesn’t just magnify, but can be used to automatically… Continue reading #374 Use iOS to magnify your world!

Apple · Classroom technology · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · ICT proficiency · iPad · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Timesavers · Top tip

#370 QRCode Scanning for iOS: Easy QR Code scanning

In iOS11 QR code scanning is built directly into the camera app – saving you the trouble of having to download another app. Not sure what QR codes are? Check out our earlier post:  #21 How to create your own QR codes This video shows how to ensure your apple device is ready to scan! Featured… Continue reading #370 QRCode Scanning for iOS: Easy QR Code scanning