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Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week #53

OneNote Class Notebook add-in and Learning Tools have truly changed my life - Office Blogs

I know that both as a teacher and a mother of three little kids that Microsoft OneNote with the Class Notebook add-in and Learning Tools have truly changed my life. It has significantly impacted my teaching and has given me back the one thing I never have enough of…TIME!

OneNote 2016 VS OneNote App Windows 10

There are two versions for OneNote on a Windows 10 PC. In this video I compared them and tryed to make clear what's the same and where there are diffrences.

New to Office 365 in May—updates to Skype for Business, Outlook, SharePoint and more - Office Blogs

This month, our updates to Office 365 include real-time chat integration into Office 365 web experiences, as well as new capabilities in Outlook and Visio. We also cover key announcements for SharePoint and OneDrive for Business made earlier this month. —Read on for more.

daily edventures | “I teach today in honor of teachers everywhere who have ever given a moment, and the right words, ...

Games-based learning innovator Stephen Reid knows what it’s like to be an outsider. As a young child, Reid withstood both bullying and an uninspiring primary education. But when one caring high school teacher recognized his potential, his course was set.

School deployment of Office 365 Education - Microsoft Education

Try Office 365 Education for free and see how it can help your school save time and be more productive. Qualified academic institutions can receive Office 365 Education at no cost or upgrade to advanced features at a significant discount. You will need to verify that you are an accredited academic institution to take advantage of these offers.

Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts

At Microsoft, we believe that technology alone cannot build 21st century skills in students. Technology is an accelerator, but alone it does not enable change. We believe in the power of the educator, and the impact educators can have when they are brought together and recognized for their achievements.

Minecraft Education Edition beta goes live (for schools only)

An early version of the education edition of the hit video game is available for download.

Calling potential Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts – applications are open | SchoolNet South Africa

In previous issues of the SchoolNet SA newsletter you may have read about some of the current Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and the opportunities they have had to attend the E2 Educator Exchange in Budapest or the Global Microsoft in Education Forum in Dubai. If you are using Microsoft technologies in innovative ways in your classroom, apply to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, and you too may have the opportunity to experience professional networking events and collaboration with other innovative teachers from around the world. Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts are global visionaries who pave the way in the effective use of technology for better learning and student outcomes. They help Microsoft to lead innovation in education and they advocate and share their thoughts on effective use of technology in education with peers and policy makers. They provide insight for Microsoft on new products and tools for education, and they exchange best practices as they work together to promote innovation in teaching and learning.

SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: CuriosiITy Dinner – Grade 11 girls network with IT professionals at Brescia House S...

Traditionally girls don’t choose IT as a career path, nor do they take IT as a subject. As part of the Microsoft Showcase Schools program, Brescia House School Microsoft Student Ambassadors Teaghan Lucas, Nikita Lledo, Munashe Mujaji and Kristina Heynes , were tasked to run a project to promote IT.

SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: MIEExpert #15 Hawa Patel says that every student in every school should have the op...

With the advance in technology .and the addiction to social media and gaming, learners can be introduced to programming as young as Grade 5 level. Coding/programming teaches children to think logically, creatively and also refines their problem solving abilities. We need to teach the way the way children learn!