The school year may be winding down, but teachers who want to get a head start on upcoming lesson plans have a new game-changing resource in Office Mix, writes Microsoft Fellow Helen Gooch, in a guest post on the Microsoft in Education blog.
“Take a PowerPoint that most educators use to drive or reinforce curriculum, if not daily then at least often and add Office Mix to provide solutions for many issues and challenges in today’s education space,” Gooch writes. “Create your PowerPoint slides as you normally would, but now consider that you can insert quiz questions or formative assessment opportunities along the way! You can include video instruction … but also video of yourself introducing a new concept or re-teaching a concept that needs refinement, reinforcing learning for students who need to have it presented in another way.”
If you’re an educator, head over to the Microsoft in Education blog for Gooch’s step-by-step instructions on downloading Office Mix and using it to enhance classroom instruction.
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