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#106 Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week

Posts about using Microsoft products effectively in the classroom.

Global educators visit a Microsoft Showcase School

Educators from around the world visit Queen of Heaven Catholic Elementary School in Ontario, Canada. See how this school is empowering each of the 800+ students to achieve more.

daily edventures | “Whether you’re a teacher in Kenya, Vietnam or the US, we all face similar challenges with student...

“Whether you’re a teacher in Kenya, Vietnam or the US, we all face similar challenges with student engagement. We may have different connectivity issues or cultures, but the actual process of teaching and learning is very similar.” – Sonja Delafosse, USA

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella unleashes his master plan for Education

The first of its kind during Microsoft Satya Nadella's tenure as CEO, the keynote revolved around education and the classroom of the future should look like.

School Leader's Toolkit - Programs

Take a look at the School Leader's Toolkit on the Microsoft Educator Community

Microsoft Boosts OneNote Accessibility, Offers Free Accessibility Training Course for Educators -- THE Journal

Microsoft has unveiled new accessibility features for OneNote, the company's collaborative note-taking app for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android.

10 Tips to make your classroom more accessible

There are lots of technologies and resources available to help you make learning environments more inclusive and accessible. With a few easy clicks, you can access quality content, efficiently and independently, without having to ask for it. Below you will find 10 ways every educator can make classrooms and learning more accessible for all students with Office 365.

Students Take The Lead With Minecraft

I learned about Minecraft while attending the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Forum in Denver this past summer. Earlier this year, I wrote about a few of our students that had shared their Minecraft skills in the library during the summer. We were all amazed at their passion and creativity during summer school classes.

Going global with learning projects and finding the right tool to help

Digital collaboration and co-creation is a must-have skill in today’s global economy. To this end, I participate in many projects with other educators around the globe and help develop 21st Century skills for students. These projects include: We are Little Volunteers, Wai Water, Human Differences, Women in History on Tour, Five Safe Fingers and many more started by fellow Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts. Technology plays a key role in breaking common barriers to global collaboration, such as language, distance, and resources. Education technology plays a key role in breaking common barriers to global collaboration, such as language, distance, and resources. These tools can help.

Moviemaker Is Dead; Long Live Story Remix - TechNotes Blog - TCEA

Still miss Moviemaker on your Windows computer? Let it go and embrace Windows Story Remix, which takes cross-platform movie design to another level! Windows 10 embraces its movie-making roots, bringing storytelling to life with a new app Windows Story Remix that takes the place of the old favorite Moviemaker. Although not due out until later this year, Windows Story Remix boasts some features that should get educators excited. Let’s do a quick review of three exciting features.

#MIEExpert guest post – Gamification Vs Game Based Learning, by Simon Baddeley

The following article is written by Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Simon Baddeley, who explores gamification and game based learning through Minecraft. These two terms are often misunderstood and even more often used interchangeably. They are sometimes seen as modern, digital strategies that drive eLearning programs however their roots are much more embedded in everyday Teaching and Learning than you might think.