St. Paul’s Catholic School had a ‘Back to Basics’ workshop for staff, which was an opportunity to review the basic use of 365. We concentrated on Teaching and Learning strategies using
Teacher Dashboard, pupil use of email, Video and One Drive.
Some of the strategies we’ll be trying out in our classrooms over the next few weeks include…
- Encouraging pupil collaboration and independent learning through the use of email questions. You can use simple 365 tools like email to encourage students to ask questions to each other, research answers and check each other’s work.
- Collaborative writing. Using One Drive to create a shared document is a great way to complete collaborative writing tasks, either whole class or with groups in the class for differentiation. It also is a great way of simply tracking and encouraging peer assessment. By using the projector, the editor flags make it easy for all to see who is contributing (and keep pupils on task!)
- Use of video for flipped learning. Using 365 video for homework means that pupils can come to the lesson having already watched the key extracts, saving precious lesson time.
- Use of Teacher Dashboard to improve marking and feedback. By setting and marking work on Teacher Dashboard, we will have all feedback for a class on a single document, allowing for quick interventions or extension tasks to respond to the feedback, this time through the use of groups within the class.
Open Education Resources available from this workshop: