Classroom technologies · Classroom technology · Digital participation · Formative assessment · Top tip

#524 Can’t decide? Let Wheel Decide for you

Wheel Decide is a free online spinner tool that helps you make decisions when a coin toss won’t do! You can use it for all sort of things such as where to go for dinner or what film to see. From a teaching and learning perspective, you can use it in your classroom to randomly… Continue reading #524 Can’t decide? Let Wheel Decide for you

#5MinuteReflection · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Digital identity management · Moodle

#5MinuteReflection 6: Fed up with student emails? Tips for alternative communications.

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.

#1minutecpd · ICT proficiency · Windows · Working with Data

#519 Too many distractions on your PC? Create a Virtual Desktop on Windows 10

If you work with lots of applications open (email, Word, PowerPoint, browser, Slack, etc. etc) you may sometimes feel quite distracted, especially if you don’t have a second monitor to block out the noise. Luckily, you can create a virtual desktop on Windows 10 that looks like your computer did when you first opened it… Continue reading #519 Too many distractions on your PC? Create a Virtual Desktop on Windows 10

Audience response system · Classroom technology · Formative assessment · PowerPoint · Quiz tools

#515 Seamless Menti’s with the PowerPoint add-in

Mentimeter is a popular tool to make sessions more interactive, but having to switch between presentation and browser can make using it in sessions a bit of a pain. Never fear though, there is a great PowerPoint add-on that allows you to embed your Mentimeter activities directly into your presentation. See the video below to… Continue reading #515 Seamless Menti’s with the PowerPoint add-in

#1minutecpd · Browsers · Curation · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · ICT proficiency · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Recording your screen · Video

#513 Online video editing with WeVideo

WeVideo is a great online, cloud based, video editor. It has a number of different pricing plans, including a limited feature Free plan. It’s a great application that’s not browser or device dependent. This video shows you a very quick overview. Find out more information at www.wevideo.com Image is CC0  

Digital creation · Media literacy · office 365 · PowerPoint

#512 PowerPoint Online: Design Ideas

If like me you need a bit of help in making your presentations look pretty, Office 365 has a great tool that you can use in PowerPoint Online – Design Ideas (you can find this in the Design tab on the Ribbon). This can transform a slide from a caterpillar into a butterfly. Watch this… Continue reading #512 PowerPoint Online: Design Ideas