During this period of remote learning, the Presenter Coach is one way students can continue to work on their presentation skills in a supported environment.
The PowerPoint Online feature empowers students to access instant, personalised feedback on their presentation skills, providing on screen guidance in relation to pacing, fluency and use of language. Real time feedback prompts the reader as they go through each slide and once finished, they are provided with a 'Rehearsal Report' that summarises their feedback into one easy to read report. An incredible tool for students to independently revise and develop their presentation skills.
Currently this feature is only available in PowerPoint Online and can be accessed following the below steps:
1. Login to Office 365 here
2. Open a PowerPoint presentation
3. Click on the 'Slideshow' tab in the top ribbon
4. Click 'Rehearse with coach'. This will open your presentation in a full screen window. Make sure you allow access to your microphone if prompted to do so
5. In the bottom right corner select 'Start rehearsing' from the pop up box and choose whether you want to view real time feedback
6. If you have selected real time feedback, you'll notice that the pop up will provide feedback as you progress through your slides. This includes feedback on pace and fillers such as 'um' and 'ah'
7. Once completed you will receive a detailed Rehearsal Report with feedback and recommendations. Note your feedback or 'Rehearse Again' to improve on your presentation skills.
The current global environment has forced us to rethink how we deliver curriculum content to our students through remote learning environments. During times such as this, online, collaborative environments are key in ensuring teachers and students stay connected.
Microsoft Teams provides a collaborative hub, bringing together all of the necessary features needed for remote learning - virtual meeting spaces, chat, shared files, shared Class OneNote, assignments and a range of interactive apps such as Flipgrid.
The features and functionality of Microsoft Teams is vast so identifying what is 'essential' is a good place to start when transitioning to an online teaching and learning space. My three essentials within Teams are:
There are two ways to meet in Microsoft Teams - scheduling a meeting event in your calendar or using the Meet Now option in the 'Posts' workspace. View my short tutorial below to see how you can get started...
The 'Post' or 'Conversation' space in Teams is a great space for teachers and students to interact. See how to get the best out of this space below...
Assigning and marking work is easy with Assignments. View my quick tutorial on how to get started with assignments below:
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