Evolving classroom education with technology
Free virtual training on affordable, low-cost Windows 10 and 11 devices for educators
Education is at its best when teachers and students are engaged and learning together – and technology is a fantastic enabler. Student success is at the heart of everything you do – and having the right tools can help create a conducive classroom environment. As students from kindergarten to Grade 12 head back to school for in-person classes, there is an excellent opportunity for teachers to revisit the way they integrate technology into face-to-face instruction as well as students’ independent work as they complete their school tasks.
Compugen is excited to offer K-12 teachers a choice of virtual training sessions on delivering an augmented digital learning experience leveraging low-cost Windows 10 and 11 devices. Let us know which topic interests you, and we’ll set it up with our Microsoft Learning Consultant. You can also share any subject areas you’d like to explore, and our development team can provide training tailored to your needs. Each session is about two hours long and can be customized for your and your students' needs. Please note that sessions are available to Canadian educators only.
Creating an inclusive classroom with Microsoft Accessibility Tools and features
Windows 10 and 11 offer built-in features that allow users to choose how they want to interact with their screen, express ideas, and get work done. The accessibility features and tools assist students of all abilities with reading, writing, presenting as well as mathematical problem-solving in a wide range of learning environments. These tools for the inclusive classroom are designed to empower every student and teacher to be more productive and inclusive.
Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook and Embedding Forms
Learn how to use OneNote to organize your lesson plans and course content in your own digital notebook. Additionally, you’ll discover how to access and use Forms embedded within another application or stand-alone.
Support students with Education Insights in Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams Education Insights supports educators in building a classroom environment that recognizes the whole student – every student – and saves you time in planning, giving feedback to students, and providing help where needed. Learn how to obtain real-time data and actionable insights on student progress and activity, tap into the social and emotional wellbeing of students through Reflect, and lastly, support students in building fluency with Reading Progress.
Build fluency with Reading Progress
Reading Progress is designed to support and track reading fluency in your class. Students read their passages out loud, creating an audio/video recording that is submitted to their teacher whereby teachers can access and review at their convenience. By empowering students to complete their reading fluency tasks regularly and independently, Reading Progress keeps the focus on practice and growth, not performing under pressure.
Microsoft Teams for Education – Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning
Teams for Education brings everything and everyone together for learning and work in one place. This training for educators shows the fundamentals of how to navigate Teams, get a class team up and running, start having conversations, work on files, and so much more. Whether you want to have everyone in class at the same time or allow for asynchronous learning, Teams makes it easy for students to catch up and be active participants of the class – no matter the mode of learning.
Microsoft Teams Meetings and Breakout Rooms
Learn best practices for meetings and virtual breakout rooms in Microsoft Teams to improve student instruction and engagement. Educators will learn Teams navigation and integration with other Office applications to increase comfort and competency in running online and hybrid classes. In addition, with breakout rooms, educators can break groups into separate meeting rooms for small group collaboration or 1:1 instruction while using an application like OneNote or whiteboard in breakout rooms.
Digital storytelling with Sway
Creative thinking is a necessary skill to excel in all academic areas. It is integral to how students express themselves, engage in inquiry, and analyze and solve problems. When students engage in authentic learning that is personal and relevant, they can have a greater understanding of the subject matter. Sway allows students to create interactive, built-for-the-web canvases for their presentations and reports.
OneDrive in Microsoft 365
Discover how to interact with OneDrive and how OneDrive makes collaboration better. Learn how to store, sync and work on files across all devices.
Microsoft Forms: When you want feedback
Microsoft Forms is a simple, lightweight app that lets you easily create surveys, polls and quizzes to increase student engagement and voice. The application allows the educator to access and view results in real-time, whether it is a student check-in via a form or a formative assessment using the quiz option.
Ask Adrienne is always available
For this virtual training, no need to sign up for anything, Ask Adrienne is always available with ideas and inspiration on how Microsoft Tools can support you in the classroom. Find her videos here