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#91 Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week

This easy presentation software lets students focus on content, not design

Presentations are a key part of the academic world, and multimodal assignments are frequently assigned. In most cases, the teacher wants to know what the student knows and understands about the topic being presented. The knowledge of how to use the software and the design principles (i.e. their understanding of appropriate font size and colour, image placement and size,...

This MIE Expert puts fun first as her students explore the future of education – Microsoft EDU

Perhaps it was starting her teaching career at just 22 years old that made Marija Petreska the expert she is today. Inaugurated by 8th graders, who saw how much younger she was than their other teachers and expected “something different,” Marija now insists that classrooms should (and can) be fun. It’s a theme that comes up often in her musings about teaching.

MIEExpert Spotlight #22: Judi Francisco: Microsoft tools, blended learning and critical thinking

In 2015 Judi introduced a full time BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program for the Grade 5, 6 and 7 girls at Micklefield School. The Grade 4 girls have selected dates when they bring in their devices. At the start of 2016, together with great support from her headmistress, Jeannette Welgemoed, Judi formalised blended learning by allocating time to it on their formal school timetable for the Intermediate phase. During the IT lessons the girls learn the skills need for the blended learning lessons, or they learn completely separate tools and skills.

4 Ways OneNote Makes Our Day - ACUTEC, IT Support Experts

ACUTEC, the IT Support experts, discuss OneNote and how it can completely transform your day through Office 365 and the Cloud.

5 Reasons You Should Take Notes with OneNote Anywhere

Few things are as important as the ability to take good notes, especially for students. OneNote is perfect for notes on coursework. We think you will find it's great for organizing other information, too.

11 Week Microsoft OneNote Study Suggests Major Benefits for Dyslexic Children - WinBuzzer

The OneNote study found that 16 out of 18 children exhibited better behavior, while eleven benefitted from increased reading comprehension.

Saving time with collaborative planning on Sharepoint and Onenote

(I need to acknowledge the significant amounts of work done by the Science department of my school in getting this set up, especially Kevin for his work on Sharepoint and Ryan for his work with One…

Helping NYDOE students find their voice with Office 365

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) serves 1.1 million students in more than 1,800 schools. IS77 is a middle school in Queens, and for its stu...

Microsoft Learning Tools in Office Lens, Word Desktop and Word Online

Lead accessibility engineer, Jeff Petty demonstrates Microsoft Learning Tools being built into Office Lens, Word Desktop and Word Online. Learning Tools and ...

Skype in the classroom takes students on the ultimate field trip

In 2014 Skype in the classroom was part of the historic Mission 31 expedition during which Fabien Cousteau and his team broke new ground in ocean exploration...