Microsoft in the Learning Environment

21 Nov

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Within Alberta, all of our schools have access to Microsoft products. What do I recommend for teachers and for students?

In our school division our main email system is Outlook and I share many tips and tricks to administrators and teachers in personalizing this environment. Some examples HERE.

Powerpoint 2010 has a neat trick where I can have my own powerpoint ready, then send participants the link off-site and I can have a Skype conversation while flipping through my presentation in real-time.

And finally, the Partners in Learning section really moves teachers and students to transform the way they create, learn and engage in their environment. Take time to view the that is chalked full of tutorials, discussions, tools to download and learning activities. My favorite place to show teachers is the Tools with Mouse Mischief, Digital Storytelling Teaching Guide, AutoCollage, Songsmith, Skydrive, Skype and Photosynth just to name a few.

Really, it’s about taking the time to listen to teachers (and students) on what part of the curriculum they are trying to work on, what tasks/activities and assessments are being developed and how can Microsoft products make the learning engaging, relevant and of course, fun!

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