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#105 Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week

Posts about using Microsoft products effectively in the classroom.

7 New Windows 10 Features You May Have Missed

Every major Windows Update now comes with countless new options and features. Here we cover awesome new features that didn't make the headlines.

Plan lessons and stay organized with these 6 tricks for Microsoft Edge

In just a few minutes before I leave for the day, I prepare items to help me have a smooth start on Monday. Here's how Microsoft Edge helps me plan lessons.

Getting Started with Microsoft Education Tweetmeets

A quick help guide to getting started with the Microsoft Education Tweetmeets.

What is Office 365?

An Office365 webinar for the BC public sector. You'll gain an understanding of exactly what Office365 is including the services and apps included with it.

Extra Credits: Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition is now available

Today, we are excited to share that the Minecraft: Education Edition Code Builder update is now available in the Microsoft Store for Education. This includes updates to the game itself, the new Code Builder extension, and updates to Classroom Mode for Minecraft! Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition is a brand-new feature that allows educators and students to explore, create, and play in an immersive Minecraft world – all by writing code. Connecting to learn-to-code packages like ScratchX, Tynker, and a new open source platform called Microsoft MakeCode, players start with familiar tools, templates and tutorials.

4 hacks for Word 2016 to save you time authoring documents

We have four easy tips – or hacks, if you prefer – for Microsoft Word below, and we believe they’ll save you minutes every day during your lesson planning, classroom organization, grading, assignment creation and more. We can’t wait for you to see how those savings add up over the course of a year.

Find out What’s New in Microsoft EDU for May

We always hear from educators and school administrators who are looking for the latest product updates to keep productivity, teaching, and learning maximized for their students. With that feedback in mind, we are starting the “What’s New in EDU” monthly video series to recap key product and feature updates across all of the Microsoft Education communities and products, including Windows 10 devices, Office 365, Minecraft: Education Edition, Intune for Education, and more that our education customers can use every day.

Minecraft: Education Edition - Student Engagement

Use Minecraft: Education Edition in your classroom

Class hack contest: Hacking lessons with Sway

Between May 8, 2017 and June 8,, 2017, develop and submit a lesson plan that includes a creative use of Sway as a method to deliver instruction and content to students as part of a lesson.

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GeoGebra is free dynamic mathematics software, for all levels of education, that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. Interactive learning, teaching and evaluation resources created with GeoGebra can be shared and used by everyone. Get the app here. “STEM education isn’t what it used to be. Our partnership enables us to put the power of dynamic mathematics into the hands of millions of K-20 students and teachers. With the announcement of Windows 10S, this number has increased exponentially. Inquiry, ingenuity and innovation through GeoGebra, on Windows 10, in OneNote offers learning – anytime, anywhere.”