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

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

#5MinuteReflection · Copyright · Creative Commons · Information, data and media literacy (critical use)

#5MinuteReflection 3: Open Education Resources (OERs)

In the third instalment of our monthly #5minutereflection, we will look at Open Educational Resources (OERs). Open educational resources (OERs) are ‘free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes‘. They can be in any format, and they can range from individual items to full courses. #1minuteCPD… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 3: Open Education Resources (OERs)

PowerPoint · Timesavers

#509 Automatic alternative text for images in PowerPoint Online

A picture says a thousand words is the commonly quoted saying, but what if you can’t see the picture very well? Many students rely on screen readers to access online content, but when it comes to pictures, they can only work if the image has an ‘alternative description’. Adding these descriptions is now much easier… Continue reading #509 Automatic alternative text for images in PowerPoint Online