As a Technology Integration Specialist, it’s my job to answer A LOT of questions. This can get time consuming when you have to create your own tutorials and directions! Luckily, I was introduced to the Microsoft Education Help Center. It’s by far the most helpful resource I’ve ever used. Why? The topics are “short and sweet.” While comprehensive videos/courses certainly serve their own purpose, this site hits on small tasks like assigning a Form through Teams, launching the Immersive Reader in OneNote, or utilizing @ mentions in Teams. Each help post contains step-by-step directions and screenshots which make it easy to follow and understand. Now rather than spend time creating my own tutorials I simply copy and paste the link to corresponding help page!
Check out this quick video to learn how to access these resources!
Ideas for implementation:
- Don’t recreate the wheel- share these posts with those in need!
- Add this help site to your Teams so others can easily find it.
- Check out the STUDENT Help Center linked HERE (and also on the Education Help Center)
- Be sure to dive deeper with the Teacher Training Packs posted on the site! These training packs contain great videos for those training but also anyone interested to learn more. Many of the training modules have downloadable PDF reference sheets you can use as “takeaways” or more detailed support.
Contributor: Scott Titmas
Scott is a Technology Integration Specialist living and working in Old Bridge, New Jersey. He’s been in education since 2013, serving his first 4 years as an elementary teacher. In his current role as a T.I.S., he serves Old Bridge’s K-12 district.
Follow Scott on Twitter: @sdtitmas