Cloud in Education
Just as in business, where productivity and performance are crucial, the Cloud is now transforming Education - not least because schools enjoy access to a free versions of some of the world's most popular programmes.
For example, traditional business applications like Office 365 have been transformed - allowing teachers and pupils to enjoy exactly the same level of functionality, reliability, support and security as already enjoyed by business, plus a few advantages unique to the classroom.
Perhaps, the best way to understand the true potential of what Office 365 means to schools is to see how real teachers are using it.
When OneNote was integrated into the Cloud in 2013, it began to prove its true value to teachers. Today, hundreds of schools have switched on to the ways it makes coursework more accessible, ensuring valuable class or project knowledge can be stored in a single, always-available digital notebook.
Whether using text or pictures, lessons can now be digitized, organised, and shared from OneNote; making learning more exciting and collaborative for everyone.
- Use it anywhere - Whatever device you choose, your data travels with you; from classroom to home and whether accessed on computer, tablet or phone
- Work together - Collaborate instantly with friends, family and classmates, then share your notebooks with others to view or edit
- Keep it together - A single place to store thoughts, ideas and to-do's - and one that can never be misplaced or destroyed because it's securely stored in the Cloud. Get OneNote for free here
Teaching methods are always evolving, and one recent innovation is known as 'Flipped Learning'; giving students their future lessons as homework, complete with teacher audio or video segments, annotated PowerPoint slides, quizzes, polls, online videos and much more. Simply click "Upload," and that presentation is transformed into a mix that you can share with anyone you like.
Office Mix is a free plug-in for PowerPoint that supports Flipped Learning by letting you create absorbing interactive activities called Mixes; ideal for developing 'flipped learning'. Find out more about Office Mix