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Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week #59

Top 10 Reasons to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator

Learn how YOU can become a Microsoft Innovative Educator today! Applications are closing quickly |

Microsoft partners will set the pace for education in 2017

In fiscal 2017, prospects for our Microsoft partners focused on K–12 and higher education markets are extremely bright. Together we will continue our progress toward our mission...

How Minecraft Teaches Reading, Writing and Problem Solving

Last month, Scientific American declared “…“not only is Minecraft immersive and creative, but it is an excellent platform for making almost any subject area more engaging.” A nod from a…

Free tools and apps

Great tools such as: 21st Century Learning Design
The 21CLD materials are presented in an easy to use, highly interactive way in this app. Using this app will help educators identify and understand the opportunities that learning activities give students to build 21st century skills.

Photo collages celebrate important events and themes in our lives. Pick a folder, press a button, and in a few minutes AutoCollage presents you with a unique memento to print or email to your family and friends.

Converting Presentations into Videos in PowerPoint 2013

Converting PowerPoint presentations into video format is a great way to give your speech extra engaging power. Here’s a quick tutorial to get you started.

PowerPoint 2016

is the presentation application in the Microsoft Office suite. Get PowerPoint help creating and managing presentations.

How to Create A Poll In PowerPoint

A really cool way to engage an audience is using live polls in your PowerPoint presentations. What’s great about this …

10 Essential PowerPoint Hacks For Exciting Presentations

Besides practicing a lot, great presenters have picked up smart PowerPoint hacks (i.e., clever tips and tricks) that work well and make their job easier.

How to Upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 (Right Now)

You’re not interested in a clean install, you don’t want to fuss with wiping your computer, you just want to take the plunge and upgrade to Windows 10. It might be a relatively straight forward process, but it’s always useful to bring a guide. Read on as we walk you through the upgrade process.

Our Big Announcement! ISTE 2016

At ISTE 2016 opening general session, we announced our plan with ISTE to combine and expand a host of world-class initiatives to ensure educators and school ...