Guest blogger: Derek Witmer – Senior Elementary Education Major at Grove City College
About the tool: Microsoft Office Mix , a free downloadable attachment for powerpoint. Microsoft office mix allows you to add quizzes, audio, and video to already existing, or new PowerPoints. The tool allows you to upload your PowerPoint to the “Mix Website” so students can access it from home. This tool can be used in the classroom for its quizzing features. Teachers are able to see how long stuednts spent on each slide, and what their responses were to the quiz questions. This allows the teacher to know if students are understanding the material and spending an adequate amount of time on each slide.
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