MS Teams came to rescue millions through the COVID-19 Lockdown in Education. As a comprehensive and customised Learning Management System, it integrated much to our wonder. One such exceptional feature, left unseen by many teachers, is READING COACH and Reading Progress. this post is about this wonderful AI-empowered tool in MS Teams.
You never get a second chance to make your first impressions! When they said this, did not imagine that this statement will become a rule in the age of COVID. Yes, we are on a measurement expedition about the engagement and benefit in the online classes. The moment it is an online class - what comes to mind is the 'visual' on the screen. We bring here not just ideas but the places you can visit to bring 'WOW' effect in PowerPoint Presentations.
Technology changes the way we use it. If a teacher is able to make the best of everything available - be it written notes, books, the internet and the EdTech tools, the classroom is bound to move out with excellence. The real success of an EdTech-empowered class is that it transcends the boundaries of time and teachings.
Smart and Correct English with Grammarly - the Sophisticated Artificial Intelligence System - is a real thing. It helps with suggestions about Grammar Rules, Punctuations, Tone and Clarity. We also get to check the readability and the overall quality of the content. Grammarly can be used as a browser Extension, Microsoft Word Add-in, smartphone keyboard and also as a Desktop Application.
Podcasts are the talk of the world now. Everyone is turning to Audio streaming these days. The development of Audio as a leading medium of infotainment has brought a big change in the world of EdTech as well. We can see the current generation making use of Podcasts for their entertainment as well as awareness. As we know Education invites an integration of all leading technologies and tools, Podcasts cannot stay away.
In 2015, while I was at Amity University NOIDA, this idea was sent as a Patent Proposal to our consultants who were managing the Patents for the university. Being a pupil in the EdTech world, I got to learn that software-based patents were not possible. However, this idea has its own value and utility.
CANVA has been a wonderful platform for teachers and creative learners. Starting with the free user account to the educational account with Pro features, Canva has been a fantastic support. From designing blog images, infographics to making teaser videos, it has been a real magic wand to me in the educational journey. Now, the features that have come through requests by users are worth putting in a blog post.
Anchor is a leading platform to create and distribute your podcasts. This super easy and sensibly optimised bundle of tools has brought a new feature for the user in India and many other countries. Now, we can make podcasts with the songs from Spotify. You can be the host and can add music from Spotify and rock the world! ANCHOR IS NOW SPOTIFY FOR PODCASTERS!
There is no saturation point in modern technology. The moment we try to stand still and believe that technology has reached the best-possible scale; something appears and breaks our perceptions. We have moved ahead from what we learned as Information Technology to an extraordinary world of Artificial Intelligence, Augmented reality, Virtual Reality, and Machine Learning. Here is an unbelievable-but-real side of modern-smart tech!
Engagement is the primary attribute of any lesson or session in the COVID or Post- COVID classroom. When it comes to STEM or Sci-Tech subjects, my friends often speak about the lack of 'engaging' resources. We can certainly supply them with a list of interactive, collaborative and interesting tools, but what they need is 'engagement', not to be confused with entertainment, rather a participation with the 'experiments' that define science and technology teaching.
Kids deserve knowledge. They also have the right to have a safe place to access this knowledge. While we see the regular search engines becoming the marketplaces, Kiddle brings hope. This impressive and comprehensive search engine for kids is an interesting find. We invite you to explore the benefits and immediately introduce children to learning with kiddle.