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How we use SharePoint as a classroom management tool

Posted by Nina Adams on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, In : SharePoint Intranet (SchoolZone) 

We began our SharePoint journey in 2009 to provide 'anytime, anywhere' access to school resources. In this article I will demonstrate how we use some of the built-in SharePoint web-parts as a classroom management tool:
  • Announcements: this enables teachers to post important information, for example reminders about tests and assignments.

  • Class discussion: similar to an online forum, students are able to post questions or participate in discussions.

  • Links: teachers can post links to useful website...

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Students use Jing to create instructional videos

Posted by Nina Adams on Saturday, July 23, 2011, In : Innovative Students 
Grade 7 students have been hard at work creating instructional videos for Microsoft Word using Jing. Their brief was to create tutorials that would allow the viewer to learn different functions in Microsoft Word for example formatting or editing documents.

The girls initially found it quite challenging as they first had to have an excellent understanding of the topic themselves before attempting to teach others. They had to carefully prepare their narration and figure out the best way of prese...
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