PowerPoint gets interactive with OfficeMix

"The Office Mix add-in for PowerPoint is a new way to tell your story with voice, video, inking, screen recording and interactive magic."

Bring your lessons to life and personalize students’ learning with Office Mix. There are lots of cool things you can do with Office Mix to turn your PowerPoint slides into interactive online lessons or presentations, here's just a few:

  • Record audio or video of yourself presenting
  • Write on your slides as you speak to them
  • Insert quizzes, polls, labs and online videos

After you have shared your Office Mix with your class, you can automatically see analytics on who has viewed it and how long they have spent on each slide. This gives you a chance to measure students' engagement and who is taking an active role in their learning.

St. Andrew's College in Christchurch are encouraging teachers to use Office Mix to facilitate students' learning. They are finding that the feedback from students is that Office Mix is a great tool and that it is "really helpful to have this visual and aural guidance especially from their own teacher and not just a random clip off YouTube". Check out this blog post on the StAC e-Learning Stories blog to read about how the school is introducing Office Mix into the classroom. See an example here of St. Andrew's College teacher Ms Tam Yuill Proctor using Office Mix to help her Year 11 students with how to structure a Level 1 NCEA English essay.

To download Office Mix, head to the Office Mix website!

To help you get started with using Office Mix, Microsoft has released a 15-minute webinar! The full webinar can be accessed here. Happy Mixing!