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Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week #66

PowerPoint in the Classroom: A New Twist |

Slide show presentations aren’t just for college professors or high school teachers anymore. Read on to find out how I use these in my kindergarten classroom.

Create Business Cards that look Fantastic in Minutes - PowerPoint 2010 - Online PC Learning

Create business cards that look fantastic in just minutes. It is so simple to create these beautiful business cards in a flasH.

Make Brochures that Rock and Roll - Powerpoint 2010 - Online PC Learning

Make brochures that rock and roll.If you want a brochure the really stands and grabs the reader’s attention then PowerPoint 2010 /2013 is the program to use. I am going to us personal training and fitness as the theme for this brochure. There are 2 files that you can download. What makes them really different is in each file I present you with 3 different option for the inside panel. You will be able to download the finished brochures add your own images and text and choose what you want inside. Full poster panel 1x1 One large panel and one small 1x2 Three panels as in conventional brochures 1x1x1

Pete's Power Point Station - A Collection of FREE Presentations in PowerPoint format for K-12 Teachers and Students

Pete's PowerPoint Station is your destination for free PowerPoint presentations for kids and teachers about Pete's Power Point Station, and so much more.

Five Microsoft Tools You Haven't Heard Of - TechNotes Blog - TCEA

Consider these five little-known Microsoft tools that work well on modern Windows 10 computers and can be a huge boon to students and educators

7 Surprising Things That Every Parent Should Know About Minecraft - Codakid

Since its release, Minecraft has captured the hearts and minds of a generation. Boasting over 100 million users all over the globe, Minecraft is now the third best selling game of all time behind Tetris and Wii Sports, and the game continues to sell 10,000 units per day with no sign of deceleration. Yes, there …

How to Use Windows’ File History to Back Up Your Data

File History is Windows 10’s main backup tool, originally introduced in Windows 8. Despite the name, File History isn’t just a way to restore previous versions of files–it’s a fully-featured backup tool.

A Dog-Tastic Mystery Skype Adventure

Students meet real sled dogs during a virtual adventure with ABC TV’s Born to Explore. Watch as show host Richard Wiese helps Florida students learn about wo...

SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: Congratulations to the 2016/17 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts – and a final ...

Congratulations to the 122 teachers from South Africa and Lesotho who were recently named as Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIE-Experts) on the Microsoft Educator Community. If you would like to be part of this elite group of teachers who are using technology to pave the way for better learning and student outcomes you have until 15 September 2016 to submit your application.

Partners' Training

Microsoft is running a free training day on Monday 5th online to introduce you to Microsoft products that you can use while presenting in a classroom or organising your lesson - for example, embedding a Sway into your lesson page is a great way to give teachers a taster of your lesson- view an example by Mitahato here.

The in-person training will take place in London Microsoft offices in Paddington. We will have two sessions; a morning and an afternoon one. A recording will be available afterwards, however we encourage you to join live so you can ask questions live!