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#76 Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week

How to Make Screenshots Look Great In Your Next PowerPoint ...

Rather than adding 'plain' screenshots to your PowerPoint presentation like 99% of people do (yawn!) follow these simple tips to make your screenshots stand out

OneNote Class Notebook - Distributing a New Notebook Section to Students

OneNote Class Notebook - Distributing a New Notebook Section to Students

First free online OneNote conference aims to engage a global audience - Office Blogs

Join the online Learn OneNote Conference, November 12–17, to see experts from across the globe showcase their OneNote tips, tricks and best practices at work, at school and at...

Copy web pages to #OneNote in one click with OneNote Clipper - Work less, Live More

If you are a OneNote user, you will, someday, definitely need to copy and paste information from a web page. Although the good old Ctrl+c – Ctrl+v (copy and paste) works, there’s a better way to clip a piece of a web page to OneNote: Clipper! What is OneNote Clipper? OneNote Clipper is an add-on … Continue reading Copy web pages to #OneNote in one click with OneNote Clipper

Exciting new virtual field trips from Skype in the Classroom - Skype Blogs

Currently, more than half a million teachers around the world use Skype in their classrooms and, thanks to technology, the amount of unique educational experiences available has never been greater. With Skype in the Classroom, teachers can expand on their existing units of study through live learning adventures. Studying climate change? Why not hop on … Read more

Skypeathon 11/29 & 11/30

Sign up for the 2016 #Skypeathon on 11/29 &11/30

STEM Resources

Curated STEM content on MEC. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is more than a buzz word- it is a paradigm shift in education. STEM places the student at the center of learning- enabling them to question, interact and build the world they see as well as the world they want to see.

With so many options, it can be difficult knowing where to start or what's new. This carefully curated STEM resource page is updated regularly to help all levels of educators from those who are just starting out or those wanting to delve deeper into adopting STEM curriculum.

Introduction to Sway

Create and share interactive class materials, presentations, projects, and more with Sway
Sway is an intelligent digital storytelling app from Office that is great for project or problem-based learning. Teachers can create interactive web-based lessons, assignments, project recaps, newsletters, and more—right from a phone, tablet, or browser. Students can collaborate and use Sway to create engaging reports, assignments, projects, study materials, and portfolios. Sways are easy to share with the class or the world and look great on any screen.

Make a Snakes and Ladders educational board game using Microsoft Word

Submitted by Fiona Beal Most learners like to play dice board games of one kind or another. Board games satisfy a learner’s competitiv...

MIEExpert Spotlight #18: Keshma Patel and Judi Francisco feature in Ex Frontiers' SABC3 television documentary on the...

This is the 18th post in the series 'MIEExpert Spotlight for South Africa'. The tab with all the posts can be found at