Microsoft Pulse

Communication is not always written words and it is not always simply just speaking to each other. Some times you want to communicate to get a point across but what is also important, is the ability to understand the mood or impression that the other person is feeling as you relay your message. You want to be able to gage there”PULSE” to see if the message you are giving is landing well.

This is no different when speaking to students or educators. Student insight and engagement can be crucial in the classroom environment, and Bing Pulse helps you manage both of those.  Microsoft Pulse allows you to have Real-time voting and polling, messaging, social media integration, customizable content, instant insights and more.

snip_20160114004750So how can I use it in the classroom?

You can build dynamic lessons and give your students the ability to provide real-time responses that show whether they are understanding the lesson or not. Microsoft Pulse is also a great collaboration tool. It can assist in making the classroom environment more  interactive and fun by grouping students into teams. You can also track student performances by team.