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Useful Microsoft in Education posts #65

Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts 2016-2017

The official list of MIE Experts for 2016-2017. The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert program is an exclusive program created to recognize global educator visionaries who are using technology to pave the way for their peers for better learning and student outcomes. Find out more about the Microsoft Innovative Educator programs here:

All the World’s a Stage, Including Your Presentation: 5 Tips from the Theater

A list of useful tips and techniques from theater and acting that can be applied to giving presentations.

7 Tricks to Revolutionize Your Use of MS Excel - GovLoop

The beast of Microsoft Office has always been Excel. Here are quick features that are sure to make your life easier, save you time and advance your career.

Skype Lesson Highlights: August 2016

Read about our Teachers' Pick of Skype lessons available this month; Fifth edition- monthly updates are planned; An interview with Robyn Hrivnatz, Teacher Engagement Manager at Microsoft; Read about the first UK Skype Learnathon and how OneNote and Sway were incorporated; Breaking News: Find out how to become a Skype Master Teacher; Also included are top tips, teachers and guest speakers interviews & more

Using Minecraft To Engage Students In Learning

Writer says, "I have used many different strategies and prompts in my lessons: school visits to beautiful settings, YouTube videos of amazing places, fascinating pictures and others. All have necessitated the students looking at something and describing it. I was very interested to see if using Minecraft, in which the pupils have to create a setting from scratch, would have an impact on their writing.'

Learning Tools for OneNote supports more languages and themes and is now generally available - Office Blogs

Today, we are moving Learning Tools for OneNote out of preview and into general availability (U.S. only). —Read on for more details.

10 of The Best Windows Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Reviewing iPad and Android educational apps has diverted our attention away from another equally important educational app store which is that of Windows. Each week we receive at least a couple of requests from teachers asking about Windows apps and that’s why we decided to create a special section devoted entirely for Windows apps. We are debuting this section with this collection of some of the best and most popular apps you should definitely know about if you are using Windows in your instruction. Check it out below.

Introducing for Education

Teachers are constantly creating great lessons to power their classrooms and inspire students, but where does this great content live? A lot of effort goes into crafting Sways, PowerPoint presentations, quizzes and more within Office Mix, and documents full of useful information that will be useful and relevant not only to those in their immediate...

Touch Develop and the Digital Technologies Curriculum

Guest post by Trent Ray, Microsoft Teacher Ambassador and Expert Educator Learning to code with Touch Develop is a great way to introduce students to skills in the Digital Technologies Curriculum, including computational thinking and computer programming. Accessing the Touch Develop Web App makes it easy for students to create touch apps and games in...

Office 365 Training Center | TeacherCast University

Check out dozens of video tutorials and quick start guides to get you started on your Office 354 Classroom.