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This week's useful Microsoft posts for teachers #8

The Internet is currently full of posts about using Microsoft products effectively in the classroom. Here are a number of them from this past week:

​How to Create a Newsletter in Sway

​Sway is an app for expressing your ideas in an entirely new way across your devices. This video shows how to create a newsletter in Sway, using text, images...

Microsoft OneNote Online Course

Microsoft free OneNote online course in three videos offered by TeacherCast http://bit.ly/1cCsYQr

Skype Opens Up Web Version To Everyone

Skype has now opened-up its web-based version to everyone. In order to be able to use it for voice or video calling, however, you still have to download a plugin. 

OneNote Class Notebook Creator Demo

MIE Expert Janne Männikkö demonstrates how to create class notebook using OneNote Class Notebook Creator.

SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: How are teachers using Microsoft products in the South African classroom?

New post on the SchoolNet blog 'How are teachers using Microsoft products in the South African classroom?' http://bit.ly/1ALRIRQ

Warren Sparrow: Microsoft Educator Network

Warren Sparrow, one of our MIEExperts says, "Just updated my blog with our staff training that we held on Microsoft Educator Network, Sway and Office Mix. http://bit.ly/1cmOsRo Click the link for the full article."

Microsoft Redmond Reflection 2015

MY DREAM CAME TRUE AT E2 Ever since I can remember, I have always been drawn to Microsoft Technologies, whilst working in corporate and academic training environments for more than 25 years - it al...

How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News)

When I was 11 I loved designing web pages and playing Sim City. Adults in my life didn’t recognize these skills as valuable, so neither did I. Actually, I began to feel guilty for using my computer so much. In high school I stopped making web pages altogether to focus on sports. It wasn’t until c

Welcome 6Wunderkinder! Microsoft acquires Wunderlist - The Official Microsoft Blog

What’s better than completing that last important task on your to-do list? Doing so with a beautiful and useful productivity app. Today, I am thrilled to announce that Microsoft has acquired 6Wunderkinder, the creator of the highly acclaimed to-do list app, Wunderlist. The addition of Wunderlist to the Microsoft product portfolio fits squarely with our ambition to reinvent productivity for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Building on momentum for Microsoft Office, … Read more »

Microsoft explains what you’ll lose by upgrading to Windows 10

Microsoft announced today that it will be launching Windows 10 on July 29th, encouraging Windows 7 and 8.1 users to reserve their free upgrade with a notification in their task bar. However, while...