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Collaborative Learning with Sway

Sway is a presentation tool available as part of the Office 365 tools within Glow. Primary 5 at Saint Mary’s Primary School have been using Sway alongside many other Office 365 tools to learn more about Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Here is what they created:

A fantastic way of children sharing their learning, working collaboratively, creating content and showing their understanding.


Office Sway is a presentation tool available as part of the Office 365 tools available within your OneDrive on Glow. It has an inbuilt professional design tool which allows users to create multimedia presentations without any special software or advanced skills.

Pupils and adults who have used it have expressed that it is easy to use, can be made in minutes and shared with their class. Within Sway pupils can add media content (photographs, video, tweets etc.) without having to leave the page they are working on as there is an inbuilt search engine that they can access on the left side of their screen.

Sways can be worked on collaboratively by multiple users and shared to others quickly and easily. The Microsoft Education website has lots of video tutorials and CPD opportunities available for teachers to find out more.For more information click on this linkĀ Introduction to Sway