As promised at the start of this academic year I blogged about the importance of ‘Professional Exploration’ where as a teacher you really need to try to learn new things. I had planned to try Office Mix so here it is.
Office Mix is a new add in for Microsoft PowerPoint which is really easy to download and it just sits in as a new tab when you are using PowerPoint. It is a tool that turns your PowerPoint slides into an interactive presentation where by selecting Mix and then pressing record you can add video, audio, highlight text and insert interactive quizzes into your PowerPoint.
It is a fantastic too, it is extremely easy to use and has great potential to be used in the classroom.
Once you have added your video, commentary and any interactive quizzes you can then save and upload it to the mix website, you don’t have to do this as you could share it with your class by sending them the presentation and they open it as a normal PowerPoint and watch the show then respond. However uploading it to the Mix site which is easy only take a few minutes then you can share it with a much wider audience as it is converted automatically to a video. You can see how to get started below:
Once it is on the Mix website then people can view or download your mixes and also then give you feedback.
This tool has great potential as a vehicle to deliver MOOC’s and a Flipped learning approach however at the moment once it is converted into a video and available on the main Mix website the quiz slides don’t seem to capture and collect the data for you to analyse unless I am doing something wrong? As it is still quite new perhaps this is something that will develop with time.
Here is my first Office Mix about eSafety, what do you think?