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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

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?'

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. 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...