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Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week #58

Microsoft Releases Free, Early-Access Version of Minecraft: Education Edition

Teachers get a chance to explore Minecraft’s digital worlds in advance of the game’s September release.

Reasons You Must Introduce Minecraft in Schools

Here are some key reasons why should consider introducing Minecraft in schools.

The Library Voice: Sharing Art Using Minecraft & Creatubbles With Others Around The World

The writer says, "Creatubbles has partnered with Minecraft to bring us a way to share original art in Minecraft! I couldn't wait to dig right in and figure this out.

You can read all about the announcement and collaboration on Creatubble's State of the Art blog here."

New immersive and inclusive learning experiences for Windows 10

Our mission in education is to empower every student on the planet to achieve more. We’re reaching more and more students and teachers every day – providing them with immersive and inclusive learning experiences. Today, Microsoft announced the next major update to Windows and highlighted some of these new experiences for the classroom. Learn how...

Microsoft reveals update to Windows 10 - BBC News

Microsoft reveals plans to add new features to Windows 10 and reminds users that a free update offer will soon expire.

Microsoft FastTrack

The Office 365 Roadmap lists updates that are currently planned for applicable subscribers. Updates are at various stages from being in development to rolling-out to customers to being generally available for applicable customers world-wide.

11 New OneNote Features Teachers Will Love

While you’ve been busy teaching and innovating, the OneNote engineering team has been hard at work bringing improvements that make teachers’ lives even easier. Here are some of the many new features released in the past few months that we think you will love! You can download OneNote for free anytime. 1. Convert hand-drawn shapes...

Use Basic ICT Tools to Support Teaching and Learning

Are you exploring ways to incorporate information and communication technologies (ICT) to support 21st-century teaching and learning?

Take a look at hardware and software, find out the skills required to use them effectively, and learn how they can add value to teaching and learning. Examine the use of Internet browsers, learn to navigate websites and to locate resources, and hear about the use of plug-ins, bookmarking, and website credibility assessments. Plus, get the details on email and collaboration tools, and focus on the potential benefits of the Internet, along with ways to identify and

A closer look at Windows Ink

"Hello! I’m Li-Chen Miller, Group Program Manager for the Windows Ink team. I’m excited to share that many of the rich capabilities of Windows Ink are now available to Windows Insiders in the Fast r…"

4 easy ways to create a digital classroom

By Editorial Team  For many schools, the idea of a completely digital classroom is still just a vision. However, FutureSource estimates half of all K-12 students will have access to a 1:1 device by the next academic year. With this 1:1 computing trend growing in schools, more educators are looking at ways to transform their...