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This week's useful Microsoft posts for teachers #10

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:

Kyle's OneNote Notebook

Kyle, one of Microsoft's  OneNote pilot project students, shows how he has embraced the technology to get organized at school.

daily edventures | Courage Finds a Voice: A Conversation with Malala’s Father, Ziauddin Yousafzai

It is really a miracle, that after the attack, [Malala] restored her health, she restored herself physically, mentally, and spiritually. And now she’s standing on a global stage for the rights of girls and women – especially for the rights of education of girls. I can say that she is the global extension of that very small, local moment we started in Swat Valley, and I’m really feeling proud of her. When she was a child, I was a leader and she was following me. Now she’s the leader and I follow her.” — Ziauddin Yousafzai, Pakistan

Collect and Graph Data with Excel Survey and Excel Online

Teachers need efficient ways to collect student data. Excel survey can provide an easy way to distribute surveys to a class, collect the results in a spreads...

11 Excel Tricks to Teach Your Students - Microsoft in Education Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

At Microsoft, we believe providing quality education to the 1.4 billion students around the world is essential to the future of our society. Effective, immersive learning experiences inspire students to demonstrate creative thinking. The right technology can empower education, inspire learning anywhere, and unlock the potential of students, educators, and schools. To make this technology available worldwide we partner with education communities, delivering solutions, services and programs that enhance learning and school management.

Microsoft in education empowers educators to:

• Inspire students to create and demonstrate critical thinking
• Learn anytime, anywhere
• Prepare students for their futures
• Transform and modernize schools and college campuses

Like Minecraft? Play these games, too! - Conversations: The Microsoft Devices blog

A major update has hit “Minecraft: Pocket Edition”, packing the sandbox construction game with even more features. And if you’re lovin’ Minecraft, we’ve sh

6 Ways Microsoft technology helps foster creativity and critical thinking skills - Microsoft in Education Blog - Site...

At Microsoft, we believe providing quality education to the 1.4 billion students around the world is essential to the future of our society. Effective, immersive learning experiences inspire students to demonstrate creative thinking. The right technology can empower education, inspire learning anywhere, and unlock the potential of students, educators, and schools. To make this technology available worldwide we partner with education communities, delivering solutions, services and programs that enhance learning and school management.

Microsoft in education empowers educators to:

• Inspire students to create and demonstrate critical thinking
• Learn anytime, anywhere
• Prepare students for their futures
• Transform and modernize schools and college campuses

Office Mix delivers LTI support and integration with major LMS providers - Office Blogs

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) support for Office Mix and the addition of Microsoft to the IMS Global Learning Consortium as a Contributing Member. In this role, Microsoft represents the needs of our users as we participate in future standards development work.

daily edventures | “Share your passion and excitement and love of learning with your students” -Jonathan Bishop, UK

f you’re a regular reader of Daily Edventures, you may recognize the name of Broadclyst Community Primary School, a Microsoft Showcase School and originator of the Global Enterprise Challenge. The Challenge, pitched at last year’s Global Forum in Barcelona, brings students together from around the world to collaborate and create, all while learning the ins and outs of running a business.

At last week’s E2 Conference in Redmond, we were lucky enough to catch up the Challenge’s creator, Head Teacher Jonathan Bishop, and we learned that he has no plans to slow down.

daily edventures | “Promoting a Life-long Love of Learning through Interactive Games.” – Tomáš Bárta, Czech Republic

For entrepreneur Tomáš Bárta, the most important discussion about education is, “…if the word ‘education’ is even the proper word. Education seems to connote something passive, boring, annoying, and most of all, not creative,” he says. “The biggest inspiration I had in life was striving for personal development: gaining leadership skills, improving my character, developing my strengths and weaknesses, and trying to perfect my knowledge in multiple areas. And that’s something I am trying to apply in all of my companies. I try to motivate all the people around me to adopt this positive outlook on self-development.”

Office Mix delivers LTI support and integration with major LMS providers - Office Blogs

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) support for Office Mix and the addition of Microsoft to the IMS Global Learning Consortium as a Contributing Member. In this role, Microsoft represents the needs of our users as we participate in future standards development work.

6 Ways Microsoft technology helps foster creativity and critical thinking skills - Microsoft in Education Blog - Site...

At Microsoft, we believe providing quality education to the 1.4 billion students around the world is essential to the future of our society. Effective, immersive learning experiences inspire students to demonstrate creative thinking. The right technology can empower education, inspire learning anywhere, and unlock the potential of students, educators, and schools. To make this technology available worldwide we partner with education communities, delivering solutions, services and programs that enhance learning and school management.

Microsoft in education empowers educators to:

• Inspire students to create and demonstrate critical thinking
• Learn anytime, anywhere
• Prepare students for their futures
• Transform and modernize schools and college campuses