Marr College Newsletter 07 - Page 6

Issue Number 07 | April 2020 Student Digital Champions Prior to school closures our group of Student Digital Champions held staff ‘digital drop ins’ covering PowerPoint Screen Recorder, the Microsoft Education Centre and Microsoft Teams. Well done to all students involved. If anyone has any digital top tips they would like to share please contact Miss Wyllie or Mr Simpson. The MEC Microsoft Teams The Microsoft Education Centre (MEC) is a fantastic source of free professional learning for staff – with a variety of different courses on topics such as Teams, OneNote, Sway, Forms, Immersive Reader, Dyslexia, Leadership and much more. Staff can earn points, badges, and certificates for completing online courses and passing the end of unit quiz. If any members of staff would like to complete any of the courses please click on the Microsoft logo below and sign in with your Glow details. Staff can work towards their Certified Microsoft Innovative ducator (MIE) Award and their MIE Expert Award. The group also delivered a well- attended workshop covering the many uses of Microsoft Teams e.g. posting comments, sharing files, giving praise, live meetings, and screen sharing. They have since started a Digital Drop in Team so that staff in the school can ask questions remotely and share good practice. We have to say a massive well done to Lucy Watson in S5 who produced a short video about her use of Teams this year and why she wanted to promote it across the school. 5