Screenshot using Powerpoint Online.
I ENJOY FLIPPING CLASSROOMS and just discovered another way of injecting more activity into classroom lectures. My accidental discovery involves Powerpoint Co-Authoring.
You can share access to PPTX files online and have your collaborators mark up content inside your Powerpoint decks. I didn't know about this sort of co-authoring capability until several of my students adding images to specific slides designated with their names. After I finished presenting a skeleton outline of 20 upper level discussion topics, students sketched images they independently uploaded to the Powerpoint deck. It was remarkable to watch because I had not directed the audience to modify the slides in question.
I invited my students to a OneDrive folder where the slide deck was stored and authorised them with editing rights. I thought they would upload their images (i.e. original sketchwork, screenshots and text blurbs) to a designated images folder as I requested. But they also saw the placeholders for the images so they edited the Online Powerpoint during a practical session on their own. I first discovered what happened while reviewing the Powerpoint deck on my Lumia 1520.
This collaborative editing could empower any educator who wants to explore ways to enhance their curriculum through active engagement by students. I know there are several other ways to use the back end Sharepoint services that enable co-authoring and now I'm intrigued by the results and plan to try other methods of quickly building creative collaborative content with students.