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Useful Microsoft posts for teachers this week #48

8 Microsoft Word features that will take you to the next level

Here are 8 Microsoft Word features you probably didn't know about that will help you use the text editor to its full potential.

Learning Tools for OneNote

The Learning Tools for OneNote help everyone improve their reading and writing skills, including gifted learners, students with learning differences or a combination of any of the broad range of unique student abilities.
"Students spend so much energy decoding that they can't focus on content. This tool will help making learning more efficient."

OneNote in Education: Learning Tools transform the student experience

Learning Tools for OneNote help everyone improve their reading and writing skills, including those with learning differences or a combination of any of the b...

Using OneNote | Basics for students

Using OneNote | Basics for students - the benefits. As shown on an Apple Mac

The Best Free Add-ins for Microsoft Office

Ever wish Word had an encyclopedia you could tap, or Excel could generate some dummy numbers? Office add-ins provide this kind of added functionality to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office apps. Here are some of the handiest add-ins you can install for Office 2013 and above to get more out of your office suite.

Continuous formation: 5 Reasons Schools should run with Office365

It often surprises me when folks don't know about Office365 and/or don't know how Microsoft has changed its educational offerings in the past few years. Although Google definitely had the lead up to say 2011, Microsoft has quickly come up from behind and re-invented the educational space for teaching, learning, collaboration and creativity. So, briefly, my top five reasons* why any school would benefit from running Office365.

Join the Microsoft in Education and Naace Webinar

If you are looking to develop your teaching and learning through great training resources and opportunities to share best practice, then look no further. On Thursday 5th May, Mike Tholfsen, OneNote Programme Manager, and Stuart Ball, Partners in Learning lead at Microsoft UK, will be delivering a webinar to update you with exciting news and...

You can now use Microsoft Office 365 on Chromebooks. Here's how. - Daily Genius

Many thanks to Jonathan Wylie for his professional input. Chromebooks have quickly become an incredibly popular tool in schools. However, this has previously limited users to only Google’s productivity tools. One of the most common complaints that I hear about Google Apps for Education tools (Gmail, Docs, Slides, etc), is that they are not as …

Bill Gates: Ed Tech Has Underachieved, But Better Days Are Ahead - Market Brief

Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates told entrepreneurs, educators, and investors that ed tech hasn't proven itself on a large scale in schools yet.

Seven Free Add-ins and Apps to Supercharge Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is already a robust, feature-filled office suite. If you want to make it even easier and boost your productivity, here are seven awesome, free add-ins and apps for your downloading pleasure.

The Minecraft Generation

How a clunky Swedish computer game is teaching millions of children to master the digital world.