DEC Scan Journal : Volume 34 Issue 1
2015 Volume 34, Issue 1 11 Contents Editorial Currents Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews world to support teaching and learning, and offer a wide range of educational benefits. These online services will assist schools in using a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD – intranet link) strategy, allowing students and staff to collaborate from any device; anywhere they have access to the internet. What is Microsoft Office 365? Microsoft Office 365 (intranet link) is a set of web-based applications that enable collaboration and creation in the classroom. This service includes online versions of popular Office products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. In addition, it offers collaboration and sharing opportunities via OneDrive and OneNote. Information about using this service can be found at the Microsoft Office 365 Learning Center. What services will be available? Some of the applications students and teachers will have access to include: One Drive OneDrive is the central hub of the service, providing unlimited storage. OneDrive is an online file repository accessible from any browser on any device at any time. Storage in OneDrive is unlimited and empowers staff and students by enabling them to: • save documents such as class work, videos, audio files and pictures in a secure online location that can be accessed anywhere, anytime on any device • share documents and files with users with the click of a button. The online Office Suite The online Office Suite includes applications such as Word, OneNote and PowerPoint. These tools enable students and staff to: • create assignments, class notes and more either in the browser or using the full application • share and collaborate on these creations with other users anywhere on any device in real time. OneNote Class Notebook Creator OneNote Class Notebook Creator utilises the power of OneNote, to deliver the backbone of a digital classroom to teachers. This tool empowers students and teachers to: • quickly and easily set up a personal workspace for every student • curate a content library for class material • create a collaboration space to enable rich interaction, feedback and content creation. Microsoft Office 365 rollout 2015 provides a good overview of what teachers in the Department will be able to do with Microsoft Office 365. Microsoft Office 365 rollout 2015 by NSW Public Schools Department users are also able to download and install Office 2013 on up to 15 devices which they own or use. The Department’s Google Apps for Education The Department’s Google Apps for Education (intranet link) is a suite of web-based applications which help teachers and students work collaboratively on documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more. The service includes easy ways to conduct surveys and forms, as well as Google Classroom, a way to manage assignments online. More information can be found at Google for Education. The Department’s instance of Google Apps for Education provides Google Drive for central file storage, collaboration and sharing, Google Docs, Sheets and Slides for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations and Google Classroom which allows groups to be assigned tasks, collaborate and submit assignments. The DEC Google Apps for Education also include calendar, finance and maps.
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