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#82 Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week

Create an e-book project for your class using PowerPoint

Submitted by Fiona Beal Did you know that PowerPoint can be used in a multitude of ways apart from it's original purpose of making slides. This is part 1 of 'Presenting class projects as e-books'.

OneNote in Education: A framework for teaching and learning with OneNote class notebooks

Follow the stories of IT administrators and teachers at St. Thomas School, Cary Academy, and University of Colorado – Boulder as they use OneNote class noteb...

Tell Your Kids To Play More Video Games

Kids can and should use the right kinds of video games to learn. All video games are not created equal. I wouldn’t recommend we encourage youth to play just any game, Minecraft is different than other video games because the object is to construct, not to tear down. It's a video game, but it can also be classified as a building toy.

Epic Classroom Examples of Minecraft in Education

Here are three great examples of how to use Minecraft in the classroom, along with some tips on how to get started exploring Minecraft's unique features.

This Is the Tech That Will Make Learning as Addictive as Video Games

The way we learn today is just wrong. Learning needs to be less like memorization, and more like…Angry Birds. Half of school dropouts name boredom as the number one reason they left. How do we get our kids to want to learn? The post is about why the future of education will be about flipping our current model …

The best OneNote 2016 tips: 10 ways anyone can get organized

Microsoft’s OneNote is a surprisingly versatile tool for jotting down and organizing notes, random facts and more. These tips will help you make the most of its features.

9 Ways OneNote Makes Lesson-Planning a Breeze

OneNote, which you can download for free, is a teacher's best friend. Read these nine ways OneNote can help make digital lesson-planning easier, faster, and more effective! 1. Use any type of content – text, pictures, audio, video, ink, embedded files, printed digital paper There's no limit to the mediums you can use to plan...

Se7en Discover Innovative Learning at the Global Skype-a-Thon... - se7en

I love learning about new and amazing things. Last week I enjoyed such a day a day of learning. Firstly I got to attend school for a morning, the first time in many many years and secondly, I got to see the Microsoft’s World Wide Skype-A-Thon in progress. This is innovative learning and pure fun …

An incredible journey: Skype-a-Thon participants travel the world for life-changing learning

When we connect classrooms, we can change the world. And thanks to last week’s Global Education Skype-a-Thon, teachers and students from over 75 countries were empowered to do just that, traveling nearly 10 million miles (for perspective, that’s enough to circle the earth 394 times!) to celebrate global learning and diversity. For 48 hours, Skype-a-Thon...

Leveraging OneNote by building a project dashboard

Use OneNote to build a project dashboard and stay on top of your projects. Understand the status of all the moving parts in every project at a glance.