Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 for Education

    Enriching the teaching and learning environment
    As part of the C2k service, NI schools can opt-in to using Microsoft O365, enabling access to the following additional productivity tools:
  • One Drive
  • Web Apps – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and One Note
  • Class Notebook Creator
  • Staff Notebook Creator
  • Calendar
    As a cloud based tool, students and teachers can access Office 365 from any device – creating a dynamic and interactive learning experience and supporting pupils and teachers to create, share and collaborate on tasks and projects.

    Over 400 NI schools are already using the O365 toolset to improve collaboration between class groups, pupils and teachers and to shorten the feedback time on submitted work.

    In St. Mary’s College, Derry the Senior Leadership team are using OneNote for their meetings – circulating and editing policies online and reducing the number of printed documents. O365 forms are also used to engage with parents, pupils and the wider school community via surveys – gathering and collating responses in one place.

    Pupils in St. Mary’s also use O365 across the curriculum, for example developing story boards for a group movie in English, where they discuss and share ideas to work independently on their areas. Another example is students using OneNote to create instruction manuals for a game they have created in Scratch – reducing the need to use local storage, work productively and work between solutions which complement the C2k service.

    Primary 7 pupils in St. Connor’s Primary School, Omagh use OneNote to create their work, submitting for review to their class teacher, who responds in a quicker manner than traditional marking methods – shortening the feedback loop and enabling pupils to work more productively.

Educational benefits of Microsoft Office 365

  • Anytime, anywhere learning from any device – extending learning beyond the classroom walls.

  • New ways to create and share - with Office 365 schools can deliver and students can benefit from an interactive, personalised and collaborative learning experience. Offering a range of tools that enable staff to create interactive lessons and assignments, provide instant feedback and allow students to work on the same document together – it really is a flexible and engaging learning
  • Extend learning from the classroom to home.

  • Always up to date – there is no need to worry about updating the latest version of the Office package, as a cloud based solution students and teachers have access to the latest version of applications, features and services.

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