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Useful Microsoft in education posts this week #61

Assistive technology products - Microsoft Education

Windows includes numerous features and options for students with mobility and dexterity impairments.

Developing future leaders: third graders get a taste of a Microsoft career for a day

How do you empower and inspire third-graders to become future leaders?  Show them what’s possible for their careers, and how technology can impact everything they do. That’s exactly what happened when more than 90 students joined the Microsoft Canada Education team and Fair Chance Learning this week at Microsoft’s Mississauga campus to discuss careers in...

Microsoft Word update will help you write better research papers

Microsoft is giving students a new tool that may make the coming school year a little easier.

Junior Years – Building Skills and Habits for Success

Guest Post by Matthew Jorgensen, Microsoft Teacher Ambassador Queensland Technology is often hard to implement in Primary Years. The touch screen, drag and drop device wave has...

Sway accessibility milestones - Office Blogs

The Microsoft mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, and we on the Sway team take this mission to heart. As a result, we’ve been working on several features to help users with vision, mobility and cognitive impairments to use Sway in their personal and work lives. All of the following enhancements are now available on the Sway web and Windows apps.

9 Ways OneNote Makes Lesson-Planning a Breeze

Teachers, OneNote is your new best friend! These classroom tips will prove it! #MSFTEDU

Prepare to Teach Creative Coding Through Games and Apps

This video-on-demand course prepares teachers to teach Creative Coding through Games and Apps (“CCGA”) by

Detailing the scope and sequence of CCGA’s curricular units
Providing an overview of CCGA course materials with suggestions how to use them
Providing strategies for preparing to teach CCGA
Providing pedagogical tips for working with students in a collaborative, inquiry-based classroom

Getting Started With Skype In The Classroom

A lesson to help educators get started with and get the most of Skype In The Classroom.

Looking back to move forward: A process for whole-school transformation

Today’s schools are faced with extraordinary challenges and opportunities. Chief among these opportunities is the chance to rethink and reinvent education to support our most valuable asset: our youth. Navigating the ever-changing world of school transformation, with the goal of improvement, requires understanding what must change and perhaps even more critically, how to best implement...

Teacher, (don’t) leave them kids alone

Today, as the last bell goes off, students don’t throw their tablets, smartphones and digital notes away as they log out of their classroom session. They stay connected. In the same way, teachers don’t leave their classroom, locking the door behind them —they take the classroom with them. Society as a whole is now more connected than ever before, and unsurprisingly, digital has made its way to the classroom.