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#85 Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week

Top 10 Cheat Sheets to Help You Master Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is still the most popular office suite used by companies and individuals across the world. These Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote cheat sheets will help boost your productivity and save time when you’re working in these programs.

Microsoft Unveils 5 MOOCs on K–12 Digital Pedagogy and Leadership -- THE Journal

Microsoft’s education team is sponsoring five new online courses designed to help guide K–12 principals, headmasters, superintendents and school leaders through the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.

How To Create Sticky (Post-it) Notes With OneNote 2013

I use Microsoft OneNote frequently in my daily workflow both at home and work. I also use Post-Its at the office to take notes in meetings where I don't want...

Create a Word Cloud in a PowerPoint Presentation

Word clouds are great visual tools because they help communicate ideas in a very direct way, putting the focus on the most important words. Here’s how to add...

Lynbrook Public Schools digital journey and the unexpected app that changed everything - Office Blogs

'In the fall of 2014, our school district began a 'one-to-one' tablet program. Fast-forward two years, three grades and 500 devices later—every one of our middle school students uses OneNote Class Notebook for most of their school day.'

Ten critical components of school transformation - Microsoft Education

There are ten components of transformation that you need to consider. They fall into two categories - Leadership and policy, and 21st century pedagogy. Before school systems can embark on change they need a clear vision.
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Teachers plan for 2017 using OneNote Online – keep everything well-organised and accessible on any device

Submitted by Fiona Beal Have you explored Microsoft’s free digital notebook – OneNote? Basically OneNote takes the place of paper noteboo...

daily edventures | Five years celebrating everyday heroes  

Five years ago, we started an incredible journey to showcase the stories of education heroes from all around the globe. Over the course of this journey, we’ve featured hundreds of accounts of innovation, struggle, passion, and dedication that continue to inspire us on how educators, students, administrators and change makers are transforming education.

Great ways to kick off the new year with Skype in the Classroom - Skype Blogs

Below are a few ideas on how to use Skype in your classroom to engage your students and connect what they are learning to real-world topics.