Check it out, friends! Microsoft Live Presentations is now available!
What is Live Presentations? Whoa! One of the best additions to PowerPoint that we couldn’t be happier to see!
Benefits for Presenters:
- PowerPoint creates a shortened URL for you
- PowerPoint auto generates a QR code and shares it with participants
- You can see how many participants have the PowerPoint open
- You can see reactions to content with emoji responses
- The PowerPoint advances for participants as you advance the slides
- You are able to view participants thoughts in an autogenerated form offered to participants at the end of the PowerPoint
Benefits for Participants:
- They can easily access the PowerPoint by scanning the QR code or entering the shortened URL
- Participants can view closed captioning in the language of their choice (more than 62 languages available)
- They can interact with the presenter with emoji responses
- Participants can look back at slides presented (not able to move forward in the deck)
- They are able to give feedback to the presenter with an autogenerated form
See How it Works:
See Live Presentations in action in this “What’s New in MicrosoftEDU” episode from BETT 2020. You may even see a couple of faces you know well.
One of our favorite features is the emoji response option. I mean… who doesn’t love emojis?
- We love the idea of attaching a rubric to the emojis for student responses. How would this work in the classroom?
- Poll or survey your students. Ask them to respond to your question with an emoji, while offering different meanings for each emoji. This is a great way to quickly see what your students know.
- Check for understanding throughout the presentation.
- Emojis can be used to indicate that students have a question. If and when students have questions they can click an emoji instead of raising their hand.
- You can also use emojis to engage your students in the lesson.
Looking for a rubric or a way to let your students know what each emoji means? Check out this Emoji Talk rubric we created for your Live Presentations (the image above). Click the link below to remix this Adobe Spark post and make it your own. We can’t wait to see how you will use Live Presentations in your classrooms!