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*$50 enrollment fee is for 1 individual micro course. Or, enroll in our PDLN Suite to access all PDLN courses for just $250. 

As an educator, you want more for your students than just information retention. You want them to construct meaning, demonstrate metacognition, and be producers of authentic content.

Slideshows and digital poster-substitutes barely take you past the substitution level of tech integration. And when you need an entire unit of study just to teach your kids to use the tools that allow them to get really creative, valuable learning and development are eclipsed by the how-to nitty gritty.

Enter Microsoft Sway. With automated design, easy customization features, and free cloud access, Sway empowers your students to present their learning in unique, dynamic, engaging ways, without having to squeeze in a prerequisite course on how to use the tools.

In this micro-credential course, you’ll find

  • How-to tutorial videos:
    • Inserting text and images
    • Including interactive elements
    • Adding live tweets
    • Embedding resources from other applications
    • Sharing your Sways
    • Collaborating with others in real time
    • Using Sway on your iPhone
  • Articles, blogs and documentary videos:
    • Balancing content and tools
    • Non-profit implementation
    • Student project ideas
    • Ways educators are using Sway
    • Samples of real student work

At PDLN we hold the same aspirations for you as a professional learner that you hold for your students. You may choose AOK options that result in curriculum application opportunities, so you’re ready to take your learning in this course directly into your teaching practice. Our credentialed reviewers will assess your work using the rubric and let you know when you’ve earned your micro-badge that shows you know how to use the Microsoft Sway tools as well as how to put them to constructive use with your students.

For more ideas, visit Microsoft in Education.

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