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#94 Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week

Experts share their diversity and inclusion practices through new Library of Experience – Microsoft EDU

Inclusive education supports access and engagement for all children, regardless of gender, ethnicity, ability, health or medical condition. That’s exactly what Microsoft’s education mission aims to achieve, by empowering every student and teacher to do more. It’s why we’re so proud to announce the Library of Experience for Diversity and Inclusion, created together with the British Council.

Skype collaborations

Skype collaborations can be an exciting way to open up unique learning opportunities for your students. In this course you will:
*Find out what constitutes a Skype collaboration, *Learn why Skype collaborations are important for your students, *View examples of how to use Skype collaborations in your subject area and grade, *View some ideas on how to incorporate OneNote and Sway into your Skype collaboration projects
Learn how to participate or organise a Skype collaboration project (what to do before, during, after), *Learn how to create your own Skype collaboration project, and more...

Free Microsoft Office Templates by Hloom.com

Download 1696 examples - fully customizable professional samples for resume, invoice, flyer, memo, invitation, certificate, fax, cover page, and more.

Office 365 Update for March 2017

Welcome to the March 2017 Office 365 Update. The course transcript, complete with links to additional information on everything covered, is available at http...

MIE Expert makes a collaborative world in the classroom with Minecraft – Microsoft EDU

Steve Isaacs has twice encountered epiphanies on his career path. The first came when he was taught game-based learning in high school, before game-based learning was even a thing. The next was realizing it was possible to make a career from mixing his two biggest passions: teaching and technology. Today, he’s built a classroom that paves the way for his students to have their own moments of inspiration.
“(I’m) interested in getting students excited about learning and allowing their passion and interest to drive the learning,” Steve says.

Microsoft Classroom Changes The Game

​When you first click on your Microsoft Classroom class, you'll see a homework feed of different assignments with their due dates and the number of assignments graded and turned in, announcements...

Micrososft Windows 10 Creators Update Goes Live April 11: Reports

According to the report, the Creators Update will be launched on April 11 and will be gradually rolled out globally.

Teaching with MinecraftEdu

Pupils are usually very willing and eager to
engage in tasks if they are; interactive,
challenging and fun, Minecraft Edu ticks all of
these boxes. We currently use MInecraft Edu in
Year 8 History classes for Norman Castle building;
we have developed a Bawn building exercise for a
Year 9 project on the Plantation of Ulster and also
created a virtual tour of Dublin’s GPO in 1916 for
Year 10 pupils.

The non-gamer’s guide to getting started with Minecraft: Education Edition

It’s a new year and maybe you feel like trying something new in your classroom. Maybe that thing is Minecraft. It’s scary though because you don’t know the game yourself. I know that’s how I felt a…

daily edventures | Certifications empower both students and teachers – Lakesha Kirkland, USA

One secret to Kirkland’s success is her relentless focus on Microsoft Office proficiency, giving her students one of the most in-demand skill sets in today’s workforce. She focuses on classroom activities that range from Microsoft Imagine Academy and Kahoot, to Quizlet and GMetrix. “Earning these numerous certifications has given my students the confidence to know that they can be just as competitive as anyone else in this world regardless of their disabilities, background, or GPA,” she says. “In my classroom, I do not allow students to use their disabilities or handicaps as a crutch. I push my students to reach their full potential despite what they have done in previous classes or what they have been taught by society.”