Spring eLearning Collection
How To Change Your Password
Not that exciting - but new term, new password!
Especially useful now that (if you change your password) you can use the same one for the eLibrary as everywhere else - change your password then head to books.dret.cloud.
How to Make a Newsletter in Sway
Sway is brilliant for making simple interactive web pages that look good on everything from a smartphone to a computer - and you can convert that Word or Powerpoint files in a couple of minutes - ideal for a quick newsletter to send out as a weblink.
Many is the time we want to get that image on your screen from place A to place B - this video shows a simple method which can be useful every day.
Clipping from eBooks
One common use for snipping is taking a small piece from an eBook to use in a presentation of some kind - this video shows several different methods to achieve that.
Got an idea for an IT project but need funding - the best approach in the coming year is to attend the summer eLearning conference where you'll be able to find out how and get together with colleagues from other academies to produce bids in partnerships.
Funky, Fresh Google Drive
You may want to make your Google Drive look a little more fresh to impress, or you may have a purpose to adding colour and emoji - either way this guide will show you how.
Making Google Forms
There are so many times we want to collect information easily using a web form - and it is simple to make your own - here is a handy starter guide.
Choose Your Own Adventure Stories
You can use Google Forms for more than surveys - here is a guide to using it to make a Build Your Own Adventure - an excellent way to have students engage more deeply with their writing.
Find Out About Awards
We're launching a range of eLearning Awards for staff this term to recognise their IT smarts - find out more at awards.dret.cloud
This video explains how to use the site and when you believe you have shown the necessary skills, how to claim your award!
Getting and Sharing Awards
Of course once you've earned an award you want to share it - this video shows you how to use a service called Badgr to do just that.
OneNote is an incredibly powerful tool for taking notes, pulling together many things into a scrapbook and sharing all that information with a colleague or a class. Some people have found working out where the notebooks are (in the cloud? on my computer?) confusing so here is a quick guide.
The Windows 10 Touchscreen Keyboard
If you have access to Windows 10, this guide reveals a few tips and tricks for making the most of it.