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#115 Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week

Posts about using Microsoft products in the classroom

OneNote, Class Notebook and Desktop Learning Tools updated for back-to-school season |

Microsoft says, "As we head into the back-to-school season with you, we’re adding Flipgrid support to OneNote and updating our OneNote Desktop add-ins this month."

Module 2: Professional Learning Communities (PLC's) meet Microsoft Teams

PLCs are most effective when there is an organized way to meet, learn, and grow professionally. Microsoft Teams provides that medium to bring educators together in person or virtually so they can discuss, share, learn and grow professionally all the while keeping resources and communications at the educator's fingertips.

Website at https://www.shoutmeloud.com/create-awesome-blog-images-using-powerpoint.html

Images are essential for enhancing your blog posts. Visual content is easy to understand and also is more memorable than textual content. With the right images, your content will be more appealing. The main problem that comes with adding images to posts is finding images, even though there are hundreds of websites selling graphics (or even giving them away for free).

We cannot just use someone else’s images as it can create legal problems and using tools like Photoshop is not an easy task. When I started my blog, I started finding tools which let me create images for my posts. I had tried my hands at Photoshop and Corel Draw, but the only thing I know how to do is write (not draw). One day while creating a presentation, I found the tool for all my image needs- PowerPoint..

Deploying Minecraft Education Edition at Lings Primary School, Northampton

The following blog post was written by Andrew Robertson of Microsoft UK. I work very closely with Leigh Wolmarans, and when Microsoft heard about the great things Leigh is doing with Minecraft they wanted to find out more. Andrew contacted myself and Leigh and arranged a telephone interview to find out about how Lings Primary…

Microsoft Teams and OneNote integration

One of the ways that I describe Microsoft Teams to people is as a simplified and aggregated wrapper over things such as SharePoint Teams Sites and Skype for Business. Many may not appreciate however that it is also a wrapper over one of other favourite products, OneNote. When you create a new Microsoft Team you also get a new SharePoint Team Site as part of that. That SharePoint Team Site contains a OneNote notebook which is known as a ‘site notebook’. To view it, simply select the link Notebook from the Quick Launch menu on the left of the SharePoint Team Site.

OneNote: Creating your own textbook - ConnectedPE

Have you ever been frustrated by a textbook because it is not quite right? Do you have that printed out folder with learning experiences from multiple resources? Wouldn’t it be great if you could create your own digital work and textbooks with all of the resources you have found valuable? Well look no further, OneNote allows you to create your own digital textbook.

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

We really do like using OneNote. If you haven’t come across it it’s a brand new addition to Microsoft Office that came with Office 365. It’s a note taking application that you can use across your devices for free. It’s a bit like EverNote but we prefer the functionality and ease of use that it offers. In this blog we’re going to talk about our 4 favourite things to do with OneNote.

daily edventures | It Starts With You…You Are The Change – Joe Lemaron, Africa

“My greatest dream for education would be that students will move away from being just consumers of information, but become problem solvers, innovators, producers, global citizens,” says Joe Lemaron.To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on January 17, 2012.

Story Remix: Create videos for the classroom on Windows 10

Story Remix is a new app from Microsoft that makes it easy for teachers and students alike to create videos in the classroom using photos, video clips, and m...