Microsoft Office Mix – Create flipped learning resources from your old powerpoints

 I am presenting today at The City of Leicester Summer Teaching and Learning Conference on Microsoft Office Mix, and how teachers can use it to create flipped learning resources from their existing old powerpoints.

An example of how Office Mix can be used to add voice-overs and annotations to existing PowerPoint presentations, and can convert these to video for uploading to somewhere like YouTube or Office 365 Video, to create a flipped learning experience for students.

 

 

Resources:

Powerpoint presentation – Microsoft Office Mix

Powerpoint presentation – Microsoft Office Mix (with video)

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Teaching and Learning Tweeting @RMA

The Teaching and Learning team established a Twitter feed this time last year to share best practice and seek new and interesting articles and pedagogical developments.  We now have almost 260 followers and regularly re-tweet best practice and exciting snapshots from faculties across the school.  Tweeting has proven to be a great way to engage with students, parents/carers and other schools, as well as providing us with a new and varied source of research for our professional development.  We continue to publish tweets under our own hashtag #rmt&l, and this year our new hashtag #digitalrushey has been regularly trending with lots of photos of digital learning taking place across the school.

https://twitter.com/RusheyMeadTL

 

Show My Homework – To extend engagement with digital learning across the school

This is a commercial platform which will allow teachers, students and parents/carers easier access to homework. There is a proven link between the amount and quality of homework a student completes and their future success in life. We want our students to have access to high quality homework and feedback, and allow our parents/carers to monitor their children’s learning. All the students will be given individual login details this term and all parents/carers will be sent details of how they can access this information.

Some of the fantastic features of Show My Homework is the built in assessment tools such as Quizzes and Spelling Tests.

https://rusheymead.showmyhomework.co.uk/

Improving the use of our school’s VLE – Fronter

We are now at Rushey Mead awaiting confirmation as a Silver Award ‘Fronter Champion School’ for another year.  There are potentially exciting developments with Fronter to support teaching and learning and assessment that Kitesh, Ashley and Pritesh are currently investigating.

We are headed to the Fronter/It’s Learning annual conference on the 1st July.

#DigitalRushey – Across the school @RMA

#RMMusicScholarship

The RM Music Scholarship program is underway with a current year 7 form. We shall be tracking their progress during RMA using twitter and the the Creative Arts Blog

http://rmscreativearts.weebly.com/

https://twitter.com/hashtag/RMMusicScholarship?src=hash

#rusheydebate

During the last term we held a debate for HA Year 8 and 9 students. It was a massive success with some interesting points and issues raised by the student body. The debate was made digital via Twitter with interactions from staff and students.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/rusheydebate?src=hash

#DigitalRushey – Update

Using #DigitalRushey we as a school are continuing to use digital learning to improve teaching and learning and AFL.

Over the past few months more and more faculties have been using twitter to help KS4 students revise for exams. In GCSE Computing and ICT Cambridge Nationals we have used the #CNRev and #CompRev to run twilight revision sessions the night before the exams.

English, Maths and History have also taken to twitter to help students revise by tweeting tweets, blogging and posting resources via twitter.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/DigitalRushey?src=hash

St. Paul’s to host OneNote Workshop- Tuesday, 17th May 3:30-5:00

This workshop is designed Office_365_logofor teachers to learn how to use OneNote as a digital notebook for capturing and organising notes, equations, to-do lists, images, photos, text, video, documents, audio and more. It also covers how this powerful tool can be used as a personal and collaborative notebook for a class of students and groups of teaching staff.  St. Paul’s is hosting the workshop with Teacher Academy.  To book a place at the workshop, go to the Eventbrite site for this event.