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#107 Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week

These are posts about using Microsoft products effectively in the classroom

6 Little-Known Features of Office 365

The problem is that we’re all so familiar with Microsoft’s more renowned pieces of software that we can sometimes forget or neglect the fact that there is in fact a whole line-up of new apps and exciting features that now exist within the Office 365 portfolio. As a result, it’s likely that many organisations and their users are missing out on a wealth of opportunities to work smarter, achieve more and collaborate better inside and outside of the business.

Struggling 1st grade readers improve with the help of OneNote Learning Tools

After using OneNote, my students were retaining the recognition of high frequency words as they were tested on summative assessments.I began creating a file on OneNote for the six to eight sight words they were supposed to learn weekly. In first grade, by the end of the school year, they are to read 125 basic high frequency words. What happened seemed like a complete miracle to me!

The four students in the study were reading all of the assigned words by Friday of each week. Not only were they fluently reading these words each week, but they were retaining the recognition of the high frequency words as they were again tested on summative assessments.

Microsoft Stream now available worldwide—new intelligent features take enterprise video to new heights - Office Blogs

Video has become an increasingly important medium in both the consumer and business realms. In the workplace, video is a key way to share information, educate and train employees, drive engagement and build culture. Last year, we released a preview of Microsoft Stream, the intelligent enterprise video service that makes it easy for people inside any organization to securely upload, share, manage and view videos. Today, we’re excited to announce that Microsoft Stream is now generally available as a standalone service and is rolling out to Office 365 Enterprise customers in 181 markets and 44 languages. We’re also announcing new intelligent features that take productivity and user engagement to new heights.

Microsoft in Education: Upcoming Webinars and On-Demand Content

This year, Microsoft in Education are laying on a variety of different webinars of a diverse series of topics, all hosted by teachers and experts from all over the UK. They are all free to join, so register for as many as you’d like, and learn new tricks and trips to apply in your classroom! Don’t worry if you can’t make the live session at the time, as all of our webinars are being recorded, and will be  available on demand afterwards. These webinars are designed by teachers wanting to tell stories about how different technologies and techniques can be applied, as well as sharing best practises for personal development. Below is a list of what’s coming up, as well as the completed webinars which are available on demand right now.

Get started with the new OneNote

OneNote has an improved look — thanks to the consistent interface across the newest versions of OneNote. This article contains tips to help you get going quickly. NOTE: The new OneNote experience is currently available in OneNote for Windows 10, OneNote for Mac, and OneNote for iOS (iPhone and iPad). OneNote for Android and OneNote Online will introduce the new interface over the coming weeks. (OneNote 2016 for Windows will retain its existing interface.)

Save Time for Teaching with OneNote

With OneNote Class Notebook, educators save valuable time that would’ve been lost printing, collecting and managing traditional paper materials.

OneNote: The Right Teaching Tool, For You and Your Students

The OneNote Class Notebook adds a whole new plane of discovery to the classroom, one that and expands the educational possibilities for educators and student...

Microsoft OneNote: Creating a OneNote Notebook

​Microsoft OneNote: Basics and beyond. Part one: Creating a OneNote Notebook. This is the first video in a 6-part series brought to you direct from Microsoft IT. Join Microsoft OneNote Senior Trainer, Brian, as he begins this journey by showing you how to create a brand-new OneNote notebook.

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Podcasters, much like bloggers and other content creators have to compile, organize and sort through sources and ideas in order to create new and interesting content. We have to find topics of interest and do research regularly in order to maintain a regular production schedule. Microsoft OneNote is a digital note taking application that can help with these tasks. But it is much more than a simple note taking application.

Move over classroom, Teams is coming to town

I have really enjoyed Microsoft classroom, and school had been enjoying a high rate of uptake from staff and students. Despite a few teething problems that any new system will have, the roll out school wide as a learning management system had been successful. Some departments or individuals decided that OneDrive suited their needs or…