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Ed Tech Tuesday: Microsoft Sway

Feb 20, 2024

Hey there, educators! Welcome back to another edition of Ed Tech Tuesday. Today, I want to introduce you to a fantastic tool that can take your online courses to the next level: Microsoft Sway.

If you're not familiar with Sway, let me fill you in. It's a powerful presentation software that allows you to create dynamic and interactive multimedia presentations. Think of it as a blend between a traditional slide deck and a storytelling platform.

One of the things that sets Sway apart is its intuitive interface. Even if you're not particularly tech-savvy, you'll find it easy to navigate and use. And trust me, once you start exploring its features, you won't be able to stop!

Sway offers a wide range of templates and design options that will make your presentations visually stunning. Whether you want to showcase images, videos, or text, Sway has got you covered. You can easily drag and drop elements onto your canvas and arrange them in a way that tells a compelling story.

But what really makes Sway shine is its ability to adapt to different devices and screen sizes. Your presentations will look equally amazing on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. This means that your students can access your course materials anytime, anywhere, without any hassle.

Another standout feature of Sway is its collaboration capabilities. You can invite others to edit and contribute to your presentations in real-time. This opens up endless possibilities for group projects or peer-to-peer learning activities.

Now let's talk about how Sway can specifically benefit online nursing education. As educators in this field, we know how important it is to engage our students and present complex information in an accessible way. With Sway's interactive features, we can create immersive learning experiences that keep our students captivated.

Imagine using Sway to explain complex procedures through interactive diagrams or incorporating video interviews with healthcare professionals into your presentations. The possibilities are truly endless.

And the best part? You don't need to be a design expert to create stunning Sways. The templates and design suggestions provided by Microsoft make it easy for anyone to create visually appealing content.

That's all for today's Ed Tech Tuesday. Stay tuned for more exciting tools and strategies to enhance your online teaching journey. Until next time!

I'd love to hear your ideas on how you might be able to use this tool in your own online course. Share them in The Online Educator Facebook Group! 

I am a nurse and a college educator. I help other motivated educators leverage the tools needed to teach online successfully so that they can create lively, engaging, quality courses from the comfort of their homes!
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