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#54 Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week

Teaching with technology: Course 1 - using ICT resources to support your teaching

UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (UNESCO ICT-CFT). It sets foundational knowledge of how government economic and educational policy relates to the practice of teaching and learning in the classroom and provides educators with a glimpse into what's possible when ICT is used effectively to support the acquisition of 21st century skills to ensure the success of students in today's global, knowledge based economy.

New research highlights most in-demand job skills

One of the most important and toughest roles every educator plays is preparing students for their next steps. With a mission to empower every student to achieve more, we at Microsoft are constantly evaluating what skills employers are looking for, and how those skills can be effectively delivered – with the help of technology. A...

Paperless Digital Classroom

At Julio Verne Bilingual School in Spain they are making great progress in turning their classrooms all digital with no paper and only digital Pens. Toni and...

4 Ways to Use OneNote for Better Student Collaboration

Successful collaboration takes a bit of scaffolding to ensure the experience is useful and effective. Here are four ways to use OneNote to incorporate collaboration in the classroom in a way that encourages interaction from all students.

Lesson Plans

Invite your middle school students to explore the history of cell phone technology, as well as the pros and cons of texting in this interactive lesson plan from #MSFTEDU!

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.

Teaching with technology: Course 2 - how do technology and pedagogy mix?

Are you using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in your classroom? Would you like help identifying the appropriate technologies to match teaching activities and aims? Check out this course, which helps you to consider technology tools and to pair effective ones with specific lesson objectives and with students' needs.

Consider how ICT resources can be used to create more engaging and motivating activities. Learn how, by choosing the right digital tools and information, educators can cater to students' different learning approaches, make effective presentations, and manage just-in-time or unplanned teaching and learning moments, while extending the value of digital resources both within and beyond the classroom.

OneNote Class Notebook as an e-Portfolio - Office Blogs

OneNote helped me to create a class portfolio where all students and teachers in one class were connected in one place.

Windows 10 Upgrade Guide for Schools

The summer is a fantastic time for education IT administrators to make school or college-wide updates to devices, systems and infrastructure. For those schools, colleges and universities that are yet to upgrade to Windows 10, the next few months provide an perfect opportunity to deploy and discover all of the fantastic new features in our...

7 Amazing hacks for teachers to use in class today

A hack can be defined as a clever solution to a tricky problem. As people who face many tricky problems on a daily basis, teachers could definitely use a few class hacks to help them save time and to be more efficient. Here are some nifty hacks from Microsoft Innovative Educators (MIE), all under one...