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Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week #37

The Internet is currently full of posts about using Microsoft products effectively in the classroom. Here are a number of them from this past week:

SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: MIEExpert Spotlight #3: Keshma Patel - Project-based learning, 1:1 technology, stud...

A post on SNSA blog 'MIEExpert Spotlight #3 from South Africa: Keshma Patel - Project-based learning, 1:1 technology, student websites and Minecraft!' http://bit.ly/1VvXQ6b Read about Keshma Patel, Grade 6 teacher at Micklefield Primary #‎MIEExpert

Teachers, invite your students to OneNote Class Notebook and get them free Office 365 - Office Blogs

Today, we are pleased to announce that teachers can sign up for Office 365 Education, create OneNote Class Notebooks for their classes and easily add students to the Class Notebook and Office 365. No IT support needed! Head over to www.onenote.com/classnotebook to get started.

SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: Use Microsoft Word in a fun way with younger students

Often, after a holiday break, teachers want to get their students writing about their holiday. A really fun way to do this is to get them to write their report back in Microsoft Word using a selected template.

I discovered a great template for this in the fabulous Oakdome site.The template is in the form of a cell phone! I tried this out on a Grade 4 class and they loved the experience!

Flipping the Classroom with Office Mix – Part 1 - Australian Teachers Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

'Flipping the Classroom with Office Mix – Part 1' http://bit.ly/1PjcuNH One tool that has enabled the simple creation of rich flipped learning content is Office Mix.

daily edventures | Problem-based learning reinvents a high school – Tom Duenwald, USA

Great article 'Problem-based learning reinvents a high school – Tom Duenwald, USA' http://bit.ly/1PjcgX2 According to Duenwald, the essential skill that they want students to develop is the ability to collaborate at high levels. #‎mieexpert

Bing in the Classroom - safer, smarter search for students - Microsoft in Education Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Students today have information at their fingertips, information they can access anytime and anywhere. But is it quality information? Is it accurate? And even more critical, is it safe?

Teaching our students to search safely has never been more important, but it isn't easy. It is a skill that must be taught, retaught, refined and reviewed often. Our children must become proficient at searching safely so we can trust that the information they're searching for, reading, considering, and using is the best information available at that moment.

Learning Tools For Microsoft OneNote May Be One Of The Most Disruptive Education Technologies Yet - Forbes

Last week, Microsoft quietly released a public preview of “Learning Tools for OneNote.” This Microsoft hackathon winner is an add-in for OneNote designed to improve the reading and writing experience for students. When Jeff Petty, the accessibility lead for Windows for education, showed me the tools, I was blown away. [...]

9 Ways Microsoft OneNote Makes Lesson Planning A Breeze

This is an e-book that can be downloaded. Dynamic lessons are just a few clicks away with Microsoft OneNote helpingorganize class lessons, web articles, videos, and other multimedia class content.

SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week #36

New post on SNSA blog 'Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week #36' http://bit.ly/1Vkh2DR The Internet is currently full of posts about using Microsoft products effectively in the classroom. Here are a number of them from this past week: #‎mieexpert

How Skype Can Change Your Classroom - Simplek12

Ideas on how teachers can use Skype in their classroom to reach students, increase awareness, take virtual fieldtrips, and make learning fun.