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Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week #68

SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: Hack the Classroom online live event in back! Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 7PM - 9PM SAST

Hack the Classroom is back, bringing together the best innovators, disrupters and hackers in the education community to share tips, tricks and ideas for creating a more empowered classroom. It’s happening live on Saturday, September 24th, it’s online, and it’s free! Register now:

MIE Expert Quick Start Guide 2016-17

Have you seen this The MIE Expert Quick Start Guide in OneNote?


SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: 15 Sept 2016 - Last chance to apply to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert!

Have you considered applying for the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert 20016/2017 program? Although the MIE-Expert application process on the Microsoft Educator Community has closed, South African and Lesotho teachers have a final opportunity to apply to be part of the MIE Expert program for 2016/2017. 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.

Minecraft: Education Edition - Home

Minecraft: Education Edition - At it's core, Minecraft is an open world that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving.

MIEES - Nominate to become a Skype Master Teacher

Skype in the Classroom is an online community that enables thousands of teachers to inspire the next generation of global citizens through transformative learning over Skype. Through the community, you'll find Skype Lessons, Virtual Field Trips, Mystery Skype and Guest Speakers. These are all great way to bring the world into your classroom!

How the restructured Educator Community better supports educators

We’re pleased to share the news of updates to the Microsoft Educator Community, based on feedback from you – the users! The site itself has undergone a significant makeover, with a new layout and structure designed to better support educators around the world. Packed full of fantastic teacher resources such as lesson plans, CPD course,...

Karaoke Crossover

Students will choose and translate a song from Spanish to English. Students should take into consideration the message and purpose of the song with the goal of transfering the same meaning and cultural slang into English . Students must maintain cohesion and lyrical rhyme and include three or more special voice effects.

Meet the Microsofties

Let your students' voices shape the future of Microsoft technology for the classroom! Connect over Skype with the Microsofties that build the tools you use every day. Let them know what features you dream about and give your students a glimpse into what it's like to work in tech.

​Five Ways Teachers Can Use Video Chat in the Classroom (EdSurge News)

Unless you work in a Waldorf school where smartphones are banned, chances are you’ve seen your students video chat with friends when their time might be better spent working on homework. Video chat can, however, support classroom learning. It’s not impossible.Video technology has changed quite a bit

OneNote + Office Forms = Perfect Match

OK, Microsoft has again just changed the way of how teachers can and will use their Software in classrooms! In my OneNote workshops there was always one question asked in the end: „Can you do…