This is the 21st post in the series “MIEExpert Spotlight” for South Africa. The tab with all the posts can be found at: http://bit.ly/1ZYy8Z7. Today we focus on Fiona Beal. Fiona is a 2016/2017
Microsoft MIE Expert Educator who teaches ICT Technology to Grades 1 – 7 at The Rock Academy in Fish Hoek, South Africa. She adds that she loves this opportunity as she is able to bring technology innovation into her lessons.
Fiona says, “When you combine good pedagogy with technolo...Read more
Submitted by Fiona Beal
Last term I set my Grade 7 ICT class a task of creating a Natural Sciences
e-book project on Diseases, in line with their class curriculum, using PowerPoint. Read ‘Create
an e-book project for your class using PowerPoint’. The class presented
their projects as online e-books by uploading their PowerPoints to OneDrive so
as to give them an online address. In today’s post we take the process one step further by
adding video and sound to the e-books using the ama...Read more
Submitted by Fiona Beal
This post was inspired by a visit to one of Chamelle de Silva’s Grade R-4 learning support classes at Christel House in Cape Town. Chamelle does very exciting and interactive Literacy lessons with her learners in which they often use different types of technology. Chamelle finds that her younger learners particularly like working with PowerPoint 2013 in Literacy lessons. Learner creativity is exposed when they use the design and animation functions in PowerPoint. The learners al...Read more
This is the seventh post in the series “MIEExpert Spotlight for South Africa”. The tab with all the posts can be found at: http://bit.ly/1ZYy8Z7. Today we focus on Mabore Lekalaka from Limpopo who is one of our Microsofts #MIEExperts for 2016. She has written a guest post showing her use of Office Mix in the classroom. Mabore is a keen user of Office Mix and she shares how she uses it for teaching Mathematics. Mabore was one of four teachers representing South Africa in 2015 ...Read more
We invite you to join Megan Rademeyer and Victor Ngobeni who will be presenting a free Microsoft webinar this Thursday 12th November at 3pm. It features the free PowerPoint 2013 add-in called ‘Office Mix’ Office Mix is a free add-in for PowerPoint 2013. It is a powerful tool that makes authoring and sharing of online lessons / presentations simple. It allows you to make them interactive with quizzes and labs. It allows you to export lessons as mp4 videos. During the webinar Megan and Victor...Read more
Office Mix offers a simple way to turn PowerPoint slides into interactive online lessons and presentations, including video, quizzes and active links. Office Mix is available for free and once downloaded easily installs into PowerPoint. Educators can use Office Mix to create and share rich, interactive lessons that students can review at home, and reserve class time for group discussions and to focus on difficult material.
You can watch a video showing a quick tour of the Office Mix features...Read more