by Minnia Feng, MSEN Community Manager
In today’s digital classroom, collaboration is key to cross-pollinating ideas and building essential teamwork skills. Many of you and your students are already using Office Online to create amazing work, while using Skype to communicate with friends and family from around the world. Now, the two come together in Skype document chat - with this free tool, you can go beyond the existing real time co-authoring feature to chat directly within the document you’re working on.
Whether you’re working with another teacher to finalize a lesson plan, giving live feedback to your students about an essay, or having your students work together on a science presentation, the Skype document chat feature makes communication and collaboration seamless. Here are the details:
- Document chat is available when collaborating with others in real-time in Word and PowerPoint. Simply click the Chat button to begin chatting with everyone working in the document.
- Continue to chat with those same people after leaving the document via Skype on your desktop or phone. Know when your team is working on the document and chime in.
This feature will be rolled out over the next few weeks at www.office.com, so get ready to try it out!
We’re asking educators- when do you think this tool will be helpful for you in your everyday teaching activities? Let us know in the comments below!