Weekly post #42 – The launch of ‘Essential PD bytes’ and all things Mote.

The launch of ‘Essential PD bytes’

Essential PD bytes

What is a ‘Essential PD byte‘?

A 20 minute long digital skill focused professional development session.

The aim of ‘Essential PD bytes‘ is to offer a range of ‘byte’ size professional development opportunities for staff at the International School of Geneva – Campus des Nations. Each ‘byte’ should last no longer than 20 minutes so can easily be an agenda item at a meeting or part of a larger event.

What ‘Essential PD bytes’ are on offer?

Check out the ever growing list of suggested sessions here.

Mote – voice messaging for the web, integrated into the products we use

Mote – at its simplest – enables you to leave audio comments on a Google Document. So instead of typing feedback as comments – you can leave audio feedback.

We have ‘unlimited’ subscriptions that we can assign to interested staff so that the audio clips recorded can be 90 seconds long, rather than 30 seconds. If you are interested in benefiting from an ‘unlimited’ subscription – please contact Richard Allaway.

Using Mote for Google Forms

With Mote for Google Forms, you are able to leave Motes as a question in Google Forms.

We do not have Mote accounts for students – but this is something we are investigating. If you are interested in exploring how your students could use Mote as part of their learning in your subject – contact Richard Allaway.

Read more here → support.mote.com – Help! How do I use Mote for Google Forms? Troubleshooting tips

Using Mote for Google Slides

Mote for Google Slides to be the easiest, most delightful way to record and insert audio content to Google Slides.

Using Mote for Google Slides you could add explanations or instructions as part of a Google Slide deck that other will use asynchronously.

Again – we do not yet have Mote accounts for students. If you are interested in how students accounts would enable them to produce ‘new’ and different classroom artefacts – contact Richard Allaway.

Read more here → support.mote.com – Help! How do I use Mote for Google Slides? Troubleshooting tips