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#535 Grammarly for Chrome

Grammarly has a free browser extension that you can add to Chrome to help with your spelling, grammar and punctuation whilst writing on the web. It is also available as an MS Office Add-in and is GDPR compliant. You can add the Grammarly extension here. Here is an example of Grammarly in action… Photo by Pereanu… Continue reading #535 Grammarly for Chrome

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#532 Get live captioning with PowerPoint Online

If you use PowerPoint online, it has an awesome feature that allows you to add captions to your live presentation. Once you turn it on, it shows a written version of everything that you say at the bottom of the page. It is quite accurate, although you may find that it doesn’t quite get some… Continue reading #532 Get live captioning with PowerPoint Online

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#531 Don’t like the background? Remove it with Paint 3D Magic Select

There are times when you want to separate an object from the background of an image. Paint 3D has a super easy to use tool that allows you to do this. Watch the video to find out how to use this tool. Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/photos/image-editing-ebv-unleashed-101040/

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#528 Re-arranging PowerPoint Layers for Object Transitions

I actually stumbled across this one accidentally and now it makes life (when using PowerPoint) easier! If you need to re-arrange the order of objects on a slide this is a very straight forward method. image is by Creative Sustainability and is CC BY-SA 2.0

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#527 Immersive Reader: visual and grammar options [2/2]

In #522, we introduced the immersive reader. In this post we explore this further by looking at the visual and grammar options within the tool. Watch the video to find out more. Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/photos/swan-water-swim-head-under-water-4017568/

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#5MinuteReflection 7: Escape rooms for professional development

Last week some of the @1minuteCPD Colin, Kate and I delivered an immersive escape room style professional development workshop as part of the Manchester Metropolitan University’s Festival of Learning. It aimed to enable participants to experience using the technology we advocate, as they would be used by students. Participants worked in small teams to complete… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 7: Escape rooms for professional development

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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]