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Office Mix - PowerPoint add-in

Office Mix - PowerPoint add-in | technologies |
John Dalziel's insight:

Office Mix is a new offering for practitioners, from Microsoft, which turns their PowerPoints into interactive presentations.

NOTE: Mix works with the 2013 version of PowerPoint by adding a tab with a number of tools to the interface.
Using Mix, a microphone and webcam, users can record themself narrating the slides and have this play along with their presentation.
They can also record screencasts and embed them into their slideshow.
Users can include interactive quizzes and polls, and they can receive feedback on how each of their learners performed on these.
Office Mix is very intuitive to use.
Mixes can be shared online and viewed on multiple devices.
It’s a great tool for blended learning activities.

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ThreeBar - Home

ThreeBar - Home | technologies |
John Dalziel's insight:

A lot of web presences have a bar placed right on top of them. This bar is used for a variety of purposes...
- advertising,
- providing a quick link to a publication
- providing a link to any other resource etc.
Check out ThreeBar if you would like to get such a bar for your own website.
ThreeBar is a web service that...
- lets its users create a bar to be placed on top of their website.
- lets users create an account for free and then get on with customizing their very own top bar.
The editing option includes...
- setting a custom piece of text to place on the bar.
- changing the text that goes on a clickable button placed on the bar.
Note: The URL that this button redirects to can also be customised and you can select whether the URL is opened in the same tab or in a new popup.
Font families, colour schemes, and more are all customisable.
To use the bar created, copy the embeddable code provided and use it on the webpages on which the top bar is to appear.
The free account limits the number of bars that can be created.

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CourseSites | technologies |
Want the tools to engage and assess learners-at no cost?

CourseSites is a free, hosted online course creation and facilitation service that empowers individual practitioners to add a web-based component to their courses, or even host an entire course on the Internet.

Choose a personal URL, so learners can find the page(s) easily.

CourseSites provides an interactive course website that allows practitioners to...
* post and update course material,
* interact with students,
* promote collaboration,
* assess and improve performance
...anytime, anywhere, 24/7.

This, with some planning, could be an affordable, solution to "online learning & teaching" for Work-Based Learning Providers, Adult & Community Learning Providers, Voluntary Sector Learning Providers, Individual Practitioners, etc.
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BodyMaps: Explore the Human Anatomy in 3D

BodyMaps: Explore the Human Anatomy in 3D | technologies |
Learn about human anatomy, including organs, facts, and more with Human Body Maps, a free interactive tool. Explore 3D models of all human body systems.
John Dalziel's insight:

BodyMaps is an interactive visual search tool that allows users to explore the human body in 3-D.
With easy-to-use navigation, users can search multiple layers of the human anatomy, view systems and organs down to their smallest parts, and understand in detail how the human body works.
By offering rich, detailed anatomical images alongside links to relevant and useful health information, BodyMaps allows users to leam about their body and their health in a personalised and revolutionary new way.

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Coursekit | technologies |

The free, simple way to manage your course and engage your learners.


Practitioners are always on the lookout for better ways to interact with their learners.


Coursekit lets practitioners manage any course they are teaching online.
     - Create an account on the Coursekit site;
     - fill in the details of your course
            resources, etc.
     - invite learners by providing them with an online course code that can be used by them to enroll.


Practitioners can also share grades with learners to keep them up to date.


Coursekit an excellent resource, especially for practitioners who work for a number of learning providers.

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