Teacher Review For Office Mix

Interactive Online Assessment

Randall B.
TSS, TIS, Educator, Blogger, & EdTech Consultant
Putnam County Schools, WV
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
How I Use It
Office Mix allows me to create online lessons with embedded content and assessment pieces. For example, I created a Mix of the Common Sense Education lesson titled "A Creator's Rights" (https://mix.office.com/watch/1biiqceltwk4v) and had 7th graders to work and complete it entirely online. Having credential for Office 365, Google, or other services made it possible for them to be logged in and have their results recorded for me to see and use as a solid piece of assessment. The possibilities of what can be done with Mix are boundless and make it hard not to want to continue to use it.
My Take
Office Mix is a simple plug-in for PowerPoint. This makes it very easy to take existing content that a teacher has created and convert it into a Mix for use online or create entirely new content as a Mix. The collection of assessment data in the tool makes it a great asset for teachers who may be looking for a new model like Blended Learning or having a Flipped Classroom. Mix can also make it very easy for a teacher to build content for students who may miss class so that they can easily get online and work with the content and show understanding of it through the assessment components.