MIEExpert Spotlight #21: Fiona Beal: Try OneNote, Office Mix and Sway – your classes will love using them

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...

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Let your students add audio and sound to their e-book projects and upload them to the Office Mix website

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...

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How to use Office Mix in Foundation Phase for Literacy lessons – as inspired by Chamelle de Silva from Christel House

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...

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MIEExpert Spotlight #7: ‘How I use Microsoft’s Office Mix to teach Mathematics’ – a guest post from Mabore Lekalakala, a MIEExpert from South Africa

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 ...

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4Africa Virtual Academy webinar #4: Flip your classroom with Office Mix – a local webinar from Microsoft Johannesburg on Thurs 3pm (GMT+2)

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...

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Designing Lessons with Microsoft OfficeMix

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...

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