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Useful Microsoft posts this week #71

8 Reasons Why OneNote Is Perfect For Me

Of course my first post had to be about OneNote. Since that afternoon when an inspiring Maths and Accounting teacher (@eustace_stephen) told me: 'I have to show you this great app', I have loved OneNote and use it every single day. Even though he started using OneNote to aid him in the Maths classroom, I quickly could see how I could adapt this tool to help me and my students . He liked the idea of projecting his writing and drawing in the whiteboard while keeping direct eye contact with his stu

Learn Microsoft Sway - New! 2016 Tutorial

This video tutorial will show you the basics of Microsoft Sway. Create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more in this great...

Ten tips for a great demo

1: Given my job title, this one had to come first. For me, the essence to a
good demo (or indeed a good talk/presentation) is to tell a story.
Take your audience on a journey - or at the very least tell some stories
during the demo that bring things to life and keep people with you. As an
example, during the Skype Translator demo at WPC14, I told a personal story
that I think helped to set the stage for the demo people were about to

Class Hacks from #HackTheClassroom

On September 24, thousands of educators around the world joined for two hours of hacking, innovation, and inspiration. During the broadcast, we showed live five of the Class Hack submissions we received, but that's just a teaser of the many amazing Class Hack videos submitted by educators. Here are some of our favourite one-minute tips!

Educator Spotlight #2: Sarietjie Musgrave – Peer Coaching for Staff Development

This is the second post in a new series called ‘Educator Spotlight’ highlighting South African educators encouraging the effective using IC...

Educator Spotlight #1: Adil Mungalee – Using Microsoft OneNote

Adil was placed first in Gauteng province in the category Excellence in Technology–Enhanced Teaching and Learning Award in the National Teacher Awards in 2015. This award recognizes teaching methods and administrative functions which use ICT’s effectively in schools. The award also looks at innovative teaching and learning strategies employed through the use of ICT’s both in the classroom as well as in administration. Adil is very proud of this achievement.

The Innovative Educator: A Microsoft in Education Magazine | Issue 3

Enjoy the third edition of The Innovative Educator: A Microsoft in Education Magazine. Please send submissions and comments to

Flipped Your Classroom using Microsoft OfficeMix

I had the pleasure of speaking with Sandi Adams at ISTE, who demonstrated how she is flipping her classroom using Microsoft OfficeMix. ntroducing Microsoft OfficeMix, a fantastic way to create engaging and interactive presentations. By installing this free add-in for PowerPoint, your slides can harness the power of video, polls, interactivity and provide amazing insights and analytics from your audience. I had the pleasure of speaking with Sandi Adams, a Microsoft Innovative Educator at ISTE 2015, who demonstrated how she is flipping her classroom through amazing features found in Microsoft OfficeMix.

It’s never too late to #HacktheClassroom!

Each time we bring educators around the globe together with a #HacktheClassroom digital event, the community participation gets bigger – and the inspiration gets, well, more inspiring. On September 24th, Microsoft and our sponsoring partners (including ISTE, Edmodo, BETT, and Steelcase) hosted an action-packed digital event on a global scale. With nearly 15,000 registrants,...

Get Familiar with Windows Ink

With a click of your digital pen, Windows Ink creates the space for you, even before you log in. Windows Ink Workspace makes it quick and easy to take a note... See for more info on this