I have had my hands on Sway earlier this year and I am still thinking, that this is a great tool for educational purposes. As I said then, I see the big powers of Sway in creating a quick portfolio or let students create quick presentations, without botherring about styling.
Since yesterday Sway is no in public preview, so anybody with a Microsoft-ID can start creating his/her own Sway. There are some new features added to Sway and you can see that Microsoft is hearing to the test drivers and also, there are a lot of things going to be added in future. You can get a great overview of the new features on the Official blog post . One of the most interesting thing for me is, that the Microsoft developers show the road where they want to go with Sway. It is released for iPhone in New Zealand and Australia as an standalone app and the other mobile plattforms will follow.
In another Blog post The Sway philosophy you can easily see where Sway comes from. It’s ideas (and programmers) are coming from the OneNote Team and therefore there are a lot of interesting similarities between these two „power-horses“. I really like the adaptive layout and WYGIWYW (pronounced “wiggy-woo”) creation.
On the second call for the Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts yesterday we were encouraged to do a Sway on how we are using OneNote in education. So I was trying to get my daily use of OneNote into the picture. I did some storytelling with a big access to one of my favorite movie „Lord of the Rings“. I hope this Sway will get some attention at the upcoming „Sway your OneNote Love“-Contest…