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Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week #62

SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: Apply to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert – applications close Friday 12 A...

The deadline for teachers from South Africa and Lesotho to apply to be Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts has been extended to Friday 12th August 2016. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be an MIE Expert apply by joining the Microsoft Educator Community and completing your profile; create a Sway or two minute video or Office Mix that creatively expresses what makes you a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert; and nominate yourself by completing this form:

Shutterstock teams up with Microsoft to beautify PowerPoint presentations

PowerPoint presentations are generally pretty boring, so it takes really good design to make them stand out. Shutterstock wants to help with its new plug in. As you might expect, it’s basically an embedded search engine for Shutterstock images, but there are some tweaks in place to simplify the design process. New York, are you …

Using Excel as a Document Archiving Management Tool

I have been getting so many great questions from the students of my various courses on Udemy. The most recent question that I would like to share with you asks… How can I automate managing a …

Microsoft announces Zoom, a new way to create interactive presentations in PowerPoint - MSPoweruser

Microsoft today announced Zoom, a new feature in PowerPoint which lets you easily create interactive, non-linear

What’s New in Windows 10’s Anniversary Update

Windows 10’s second big update, dubbed the “Anniversary Update”, is finally here. This is a huge update that touches every corner of the operating system. It includes many, many more changes than the November update did.

10 more PowerPoint tips for teachers

Although this is a follow up post to 10 PowerPoint tips for teachers, I prefer to think of it as 10 things I wish someone had told me about PowerPoint. Every teacher has their own opinion about the…

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.

Microsoft's new Skype Meetings tool makes video conferencing dead simple

Microsoft is launching a free tool to simplify video conference calls. Called Skype Meetings, it’s largely similar to using the traditional Skype app, but with few features that make it easier to set up video calls and collaborate with your coworkers. The person initiating the meeting is the only one with a bit of a set up …

6 Exciting updates to the Microsoft Educator Community

Today, we are excited to share with you some exciting updates to the Microsoft Educator Community. Over the past few months, we have seen growth in the number of educators using the community and we have been actively collecting feedback, making improvements, and are now introducing useful new features. These new features ensure a smoother, more...

How OneNote Class Notebook supports digital modeling books - Office Blogs

As we begin our journey of working more collaboratively in Innovative Learning Environments, sharing OneNote Class Notebooks and developing digital modeling books together actively encourages ongoing conversations about effective practice.