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Developed as part of our GMCG Digital and Blended Learning Project, funded through the College Collaboration Fund, GMC HQ site provides a range of resources for teachers, students, leaders and managers to develop and improve the quality of provision.
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How to share content on your screen in Microsoft Teams
This video by Russell Moss at The Manchester College, explains how to use the ‘share content’ button in Teams, and new features for sharing a PowerPoint.
Technology to support retrieval practice
Louise McIntyre and Emma Ireland from The Manchester College Explore the use of digital tools to maximise retention and retrieval of information across all levels and curriculum areas. Includes demonstrations of tools within the MS Teams environment and beyond.
Designing multimedia resources that lighten the cognitive load
Louise McIntyre and Emma Ireland from The Manchester College explore practical tips for how to design resources that support students’ working memory and reduce extraneous load.
I am new to Microsoft Teams where do I start?
We have lots of resources on this website relating to Microsoft Teams. As a first point of call I would recommend you watch each of these short videos:
- How to create a Team within Microsoft Teams
- How to schedule / send a Microsoft Team meeting
- Microsoft Teams icons
- How to share screen using Microsoft Teams
- How to use breakout rooms within Microsoft Teams
- How to set up class notebook within Microsoft Teams
When you have become more confident you may want to look at some of these resources to further develop your skills and knowledge:
We have just started using Zoom can you help?
We have lots of resources on this website relating to Zoom but these are what we would recommend you start with:
- Experts Guide Zoom Basics
- Experts Guide Template Recordings
- Experts Guide to breakout rooms
- Using Zoom Chat and Reactions
When you have become more confident you may find these helpful too:
I am confident with our digital platform but I want to use more digital tools for assessment can you help?
We have lots of resources on digital tools these are some of our favourites:
- Digital tools that support assessment
- Digital tools that support collaboration
- Digital Tools That Support Teaching – this webinar is a good introduction as it covers a variety of tools
- Using Microsoft Forms
- Using One Note Class Notebook for Teaching learning and assessment
- Quizzes for formal/informal assessment
- How to create a mentimeter presentation – Mentimeter is a great digital resource to gain information or feedback from students. This Word document will show you how to create an account and a presentation to use with your students.
- Use of Mentimeter to create interactive resources
- How to create engaging content using Powtoon
- Online assessment of learning via the use of Triptico
- How to use Baamboozle
How can I encourage my students to engage more with online learning?
We would encourage you to look at the content and engagement PowerPoint which includes a YouTube video on how to encourage students to turn up to remote learning. We would then suggest looking at the digital tools you are using, one example could be using a wheel of names to engage all students as Beth from The Manchester College does in this video for Directed questioning wheel of (mis)fortune. Also, we would suggest looking at David from The LTE Group’s video effective synchronous tips for teaching and learning.