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Useful Microsoft posts for teachers this week #1

Easier navigation and playback with Office Mix - Office Blogs

Normally in our Office Mix posts, we explain one or more of the features for authoring new mixes. Today, we want to share some cool things about the playback experience that you might not have noticed.

21st Century Learning at the South Elementary » 2nd Graders Learn about “Unhuggable” Animals on Virtual Field Trip to...

2nd Graders Learn about “Unhuggable” Animals on Virtual Field Trip to North Carolina''  http://bit.ly/1F5q8ek These second grade students had the opportunity to 'travel' to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences  to meet some “unhuggable” animals via Skype classroom. 

Ways Office Mix Will Transform How You Teach

Office Mix is a PowerPoint plug-in that allows teachers and students to easily create recorded online (or offline) PowerPoint presentations. The Mix presentations can be saved as MP4 video files or they can be uploaded to Office Mix servers in the cloud for a more interactive experience. This is an easy to use tool that all teachers should learn more about, especially those interested in flipping their classroom with pre-recorded lessons. Office Mix, the PowerPoint “superset” that allows users to annotate slides, add audio and video, and embed

Nam Ngo Thanh: Bringing Twitter into Primary Class- Why Not? | Hot Topics

This is a Hot Topic discussion on the Microsoft Educator Network. The writer says, "At first, I was hesitant to use social media in my primary class but my perception on using it had change when I read this interesting statement from one of the websites in education:
“Twitter won’t change your life, but it might make your job more fun and a little easier.”

Announcing Surface 3 - Surface Blog

When we developed Surface Pro 3, we set out to design the tablet that can truly replace your laptop – even your high-end laptop. Today we feel both fortunate and proud…

See the new Microsoft Surface 3 in action

The new Microsoft Surface 3, the perfect balance of performance and value for students, families and more. Pre-order now: http://bit.ly/1GIAQvT

Sway is now collaborative—create and edit together with others! - Office Blogs

Sway now lets you invite other people to create and edit Sways with you at the same exact time. You can also easily copy and manage your Sways and those shared with you from your My Sways page.

Let them use OneNote—it could change their lives - Office Blogs

When I talk to people about the power of OneNote, I have a real reason for my passion. I call OneNote, “The best app in all of education.” ---Read more from Becky Keene, Microsoft Expert Educator and Master Trainer

Surface 3 in the Classroom

Surface 3 brings all the best tools for teaching and learning together in one device. It has the full power of a laptop in a lightweight touchscreen tablet f...

Getting Started with the OneNote Class Notebook App: A Walkthrough for Teachers

Learn how to setup OneNote in your classrooms using the OneNote Setup Tool for Teachers.

Tammy Dunbar: Add New Spark to Your Class with Newspapers! | Hot Topics

Teachers need fact-based, non-fiction content. We need lots of it. And we need it now. Thanks to the Newspapers in Education program, teachers and their students can “read all about it” in daily digital editions of their local newspaper. And the cost is a teacher’s favorite “F” word: Free!

10 Great Ways of using Microsoft OneNote in Education

Learn how Microsoft OneNote can help you organize your documents, lessons, photos, and much more ... FOR FREE!!

Microsoft Word Lesson Plans to Wow Your Students

Computer applications teachers are always looking for new and exciting ways to teach Microsoft Word to their students. For each of these teachers, a common question is “Where can I find great Micro...

Why should educators apply for Google, Apple, and Microsoft Educator programs?

Are corporate certification programs, like the ADE, GCT, or Microsoft Innovative Educator, valuable in Educational Technology?