Light up your presentations with Office Sway!
Office Sway is a new product in the Office portfolio. Sway allows you to collect thoughts and ideas from multiple sources and lay them out in a storyboard fashion. Then Sway does its magic, and lays the content out in various design formats.
What do I like about Sway? Well as a PowerPoint guy I never quite managed the slick Slide Deck that I see at conferences, Sway makes this happen allowing me to work on the content delivery.
You can add media, text, social media from various sources from the Sway menu. You can also add tweets, which is a great opportunity for students to interact and bring the latest information from social media into a Sway for use in the classroom.
Once you have completed your Sway you can share this into Social Media, (Twitter/Facebook at present), publisize a sharing link or even embed the Sway into a web page or SharePoint site.
Sway is in an early release at the moment but by looking at the commands ‘coming soon’ it promises to be a real hidden gem in the Microsoft Office portfolio.
The finished product
Is a highly polished online presentation. The great thing in this mobile first world we live in is that a Sway is device responsive so this looks equally good on a smartphone as much as a desktop PC.
To see the finished version check out my Sway about the team of guys I work with in the ‘O’ Team at Wymondham High.
With the uptake of mobile devices and especially BYOD, Sway is a great way to get your message across in the classroom. Why not give it a try at http://sway.com