COURSE 7

MICROSOFT FOR WINDOWS TABLET DEVICES

The sessions in this course are specifically designed to equip you with the necessary skills to successfully use the various Microsoft in your classroom. These sessions will introduce you to world of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, as well as the many other tools available from Microsoft to turn your classroom into a 21st Century learning environment.

How do I choose the right course for me?

Some of the sessions require that you have particular skills so that you can benefit completely from the session. The table below will quickly help you decide what your skills are. Each session indicates what level of ICT skills on a device is required to successfully complete it.

ENTRY LEVEL – NOVICE

  • I have never used a tablet before and don’t know how a tablet works.
  • I cannot send or receive emails on a tablet.
  • I cannot upload or download files (e.g. a PDF or images) on a tablet.
  • I cannot download an app from the relevant online app store (e.g. Google Play Store).
  • I have never used a tablet for teaching and learning.

ENTRY LEVEL – BASIC

  • I have used a tablet before, but need assistance in most tasks.
  • I am able to send and receive an email on a tablet.
  • I cannot upload and download files (e.g. a PDF or images) on a tablet.
  • I cannot download an app from the relevant online app store (e.g. Google Play Store).
  • I don’t use a tablet for teaching and learning.

ENTRY LEVEL – STANDARD

  • I use my tablet for teaching and learning.
  • I show YouTube videos on a tablet as part of my lessons.
  • I use tablets in class mainly for drill-and-practice exercises.
  • I use eBooks on my tablet, while the learners use print books.
  • I decide when and how we use technology in class.

ADOPTION LEVEL

  • I use my tablet for teaching and learning, and also for management and administration.
  • I embrace the use of tablets for teaching and learning.
  • I use blended learning techniques, such as eBooks, but I also use print books and paper.
  • My learners and I use eBooks on our tablets in class and watch videos on our tablets related to the topics we learn about.
  • I always use tablets for specific tasks, but not all the time.
  • My learners have their own tablets OR our school has a shared set of tablets, that I use as often as I can.
  • Although I decide how and when we use technology in class, I am gradually guiding my learners towards independent use of tablets.

ADAPTATION LEVEL

  • I am used to technology and I use my tablet for teaching and learning, and also for management and administration.
  • I have a cloud-based system such as Google Drive, or a learning management system, that is linked to my tablet when I teach.
  • My learners and I use tablets in class and I push content to them using our learning management system.
  • My learners use tablets in class, and this helps them develop future-oriented skills such as collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking.
  • My learners come up with new ways of using tablets in their group work and individual learning.
  • My learners are growing closer to the time when they’ll be able to use their tablets independently.

BEGINNER LEVEL

Session 1:
Introducing Microsoft Office 365 Education and OneDrive

Session 2:
Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook

Session 3:
Microsoft PowerPoint

This introductory session explores the various Microsoft 365 Education apps as well as OneDrive, the powerful cloud storage app.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. Introduction to Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  2. OneDrive (what it is, how to set it up, what to do with it)
Skill level: Entry Level – Standard
Cost: R125

Learn about Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook. You’ll have access to your docs anywhere on Earth!

In this session, you will learn:

  1. Microsoft Word online (create, edit, save, co-author, share)
  2. Microsoft Office 365 Outlook (email, Calendar, People and Tasks)
Skill level: Entry Level – Standard
Cost: R125

Learn about Microsoft PowerPoint and make amazing presentations that will revolutionise your teaching.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. Principles of effective Microsoft PowerPoint presentations
  2. Microsoft PowerPoint online (create, edit, work with animations and transitions, and collaborate on a presentation)
Skill level: Entry Level – Standard
Cost: R125

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Session 1:
Microsoft OneNote

Session 2:
Skype and Yammer

Session 3:
Microsoft Forms and online assessment apps

Learn about OneNote, Microsoft’s online note-taking app. You’ll explore copyright and how to use OneNote in class too.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. OneNote (including Notebooks, Sections, Pages, tags and various features)
  2. Overview of OneNote Class Notebook and Staff Notebook
  3. Copyright, Creative Commons and free open content as resources for teaching and learning
Skill level: Adoption Level
Cost: R125

Learn about how to use Skype and Yammer, Microsoft’s communication apps, for effective teaching.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. Skype (including using Skype to make calls and work collaboratively)
  2. Yammer (various features useful for teaching and learning)
  3. Applying TPACK, Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy and SAMR
Skill level: Adoption Level
Cost: R125

Learn how to use Microsoft Forms and other Windows compatible online assessment tools – change assessment forever!

In this session, you will learn:

  1. Microsoft Forms (including app features, creating a quiz, and analysing results)
  2. Online assessment apps (Windows-compatible)
Skill level: Adoption Level
Cost: R125

ADVANCED LEVEL

Session 1:
Office Mix and blended learning

Session 2:
Microsoft Excel

Session 3:
Office Sway and the Microsoft Educator Community

This session is currently under construction – stay tuned!

ICT skills level: N/A
Cost: N/A

Learn about Microsoft Excel, and how to successfully use this powerful spreadsheet programme in your classroom.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. Excel (basic features and uses, e.g. create, open, edit and save a spreadsheet)
  2. Excel formulas (basic formulas for teachers)
  3. Excel (advanced features, e.g. share and collaborate with Excel)
Skill level: Adaptation Level
Cost: R125

Become a digital education master as you learn about Microsoft Sway and the wonders of the Microsoft Educators Community.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. Microsoft Sway (create, add content, work with cards, designs and displays, add content to a Sway and share a completed Sway)
  2. Microsoft Educator Community (access and use of the resources)
Skill level: Adaptation Level
Cost: R125