AI Technology · Digital communication · Digital creation · Google Chrome · Microsoft Office

#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

#5MinuteReflection

#5MinuteReflection 8: Using a micro-learning approach to develop RLOs for teaching and professional development

This is an excerpt from a post that was originally published on Medium, in the publication Integrated Interdisciplinary Innovations in Healthcare Sciences.  In this month’s instalment of our monthly #5minutereflection, we will look at the work I have been doing at The University of Manchester on using a micro-learning approach to develop RLOs for teaching… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 8: Using a micro-learning approach to develop RLOs for teaching and professional development

Accessibility · Digital communication · Top tip · YouTube

#530 Export YouTube’s Auto-Generated Captions

As we mentioned in one of our previous posts, we are huge fans of the auto-generated captions in YouTube. There is also a way now to export YouTube’s auto-generated captions to create a downloadable transcript of your video, which is great for accessibility especially if you don’t have access to a professional transcription service. This… Continue reading #530 Export YouTube’s Auto-Generated Captions

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.

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