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#87 Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week

Microsoft announces new OneNote Class Notebook tools, brings Office Lens to iPad | On MSFT

Microsoft loves to have a hand in education, particularly with its applications created specifically for teachers, students, and administrators. And they are undoubtedly successful, which is why the OneNote Class Notebook and Learning Tools are continuing to receive updates. Today, the OneNote team announced that the OneNote Class Notebook is being updated with assignment and grading support for the Skooler LMS 'soon'. The LMS tools were added in the most recent update early December 2016. Of course, the meat of the news revolves around the Learning Tools for the OneNote Class Notebook with more features to make learning more available. To start, these tools are available on more platforms including OneNote Online and the Windows 10 app. Now teachers can distribute a page or section to your students and review student work sequentially on these and OneNote 2013/2016 versions. Here's what else is new for Learning Tools: The Learning Tools user interface is now localized in six new

Introduction to Skype in the Classroom

Learn about how to use Skype in the Classroom. In this course, you will learn:
*What Skype in the Classroom is
*How you can create Skype in the Classroom Content
*All about the Skype Activities and the differences between them

Estimated completion time: 1 hour if you read all the Sways and watch the Videos

Check out these Five Free OneNote Add-Ons and Tools

Easily expand the capabilities of Microsoft's OneNote program with these five free add-ons and tools.

Tips for Opening Notebooks in OneNote - Oh365 Eh!

Discovered something neat that I didn’t know before when re-opening a stack of Notebooks in OneNote 2016 that I had opened before, but closed a couple months ago when delivering a demo (and never got around to reopening). Did you know that OneNote 2016 remembers the Display Name and Notebook colour you setup in the Notebook properties? Neat! For Read More

MIEExpert Spotlight #21: Fiona Beal: Try OneNote, Office Mix and Sway - your classes will love using them

This is the 20th post in the series 'MIEExpert Spotlight' for South Africa. The tab with all the posts can be found at:

Microsoft announces a series of new educational features for OneNote

Microsoft today announced a number of new features that are coming to the OneNote app for Windows, OneNote Online, and OneNote 2016, including stickers and Class Notebook Tools.

Handwriting in OneNote for iPad and OCR everywhere - Office Blogs

Today, we're introducing two big improvements for capturing content into OneNote and enriching that content to make it easier to recall.

GUEST POST: ‘Using Minecraft as a tool for learning with very young children’ by Tracy Broadbent

Following last month’s UK launch event for Minecraft: Education Edition, we are pleased to share another guest post from one of the keynote speakers. Below, teacher and author Tracy Broadbent reflects on her experiences of using Minecraft with young learners, and offers some advice on how other educators can get started and bring their own...

Sway – The star of your 2015 Classroom

Bored of using the same old presentations? Want a new way to share information with students? Why not take a presentation overhaul by diving into Office Sway-  It’s free, doesn’t require installation and works on all browsers and devices. What is Sway ? Sway is a fresh new way to show content. I think of...

5 Sites with Microsoft PowerPoint Templates, & Other Tools

Improve your PowerPoint presentation skills with these PowerPoint templates and tools. With the right mix, you can make your presentations more creative and fun.