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Teaching Toolkit – Summarizing

This is the second post in the series of Teacher Toolkit for Engagement. Today we look at using summarizing as a task for use in-class or online. Our previous post looked at Passive Lectures and Engagement and as discussed, passive lectures do have their place. Passive lectures should be complemented Read more…

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Basic Audio Editing with Audacity

For most of the summer, DigiKnow has been looking at preparing teaching content for September and this has touched on how to: Record asynchronous content Recording online materials (PowerPoint) Mediasite Deliver synchronous teaching MS Teams & channels/breakout rooms Zoom & breakout rooms Setting up OneNote Use discussion forums Use of Read more…

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Izzy Whizzy, let’s get Quizzy!

Hello, it’s Monday again and time for another blog! Over the summer, we have been covering different aspects of getting ready for teaching in September 2020. We have previously looked at the following: Live-teaching (synchronous) using MS Teams and Zoom Breakout rooms in Zoom and Channels in MS Teams Recording Read more…

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2020: The year of Discussion

The Digiknow blog post from last week looked at: OneNote in Education. OneNote Class Notebook is great for creating and disseminating content to students. A variety of media can be use in student learning. This week, DigiKnow will look at the role of discussion to help engage students. Initially, we Read more…

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Breakout Rooms (Zoom)

In our last blog-post, DigiKnow looked at Zoom for Live-Teaching. Zoom is a very powerful tool for online conferencing, webinars and teaching. As this was such a large subject, we decided to look at Zoom breakout rooms this week. We covered how to: Set up a meeting Hosting a meeting Read more…

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MS Word Accessibility

If you missed our introduction to Accessibility for digital content, you can read it here: Accessibility. Firstly, consider why you are using MS Word. Assignments or brand guidelines may specify the formatting (i.e., font, size, line spacing, etc.) to be used. Toward the end of last week’s blog, there were Read more…