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This week's useful Microsoft posts for teachers #11

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:

Delivering a more beautiful OneDrive | OneDrive Blog

The OneDrive team says, "It’s been an exciting – and busy – few months here on the OneDrive Team. We’ve been rolling out lots of important design updates to folks using our Android, Windows Phone, and iOS apps. The first major design update came earlier this year on the Windows Phone app. And if you’re an Android OneDrive user, you’ll have noticed our completely redesigned app for Android that we released a few months back. Next, came our wearable work on Apple Watch and Android Wear. Then, just a few days ago, we released a major update to the way we represent files and folders in our iOS app."

Microsoft Educator Network - Educator Programs : Overview

Join the worldwide community of educators who are passionate about ensuring learners are prepared to thrive in the global economy.

Office for Android phone is here! - Office Blogs

Micrsofot says on June 24th "Today we're announcing the general availability of the new Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for Android phone. These join our previously released Office apps for Android tablets to complete the Office experience for the millions of Android users around the world. Download Word, Excel and PowerPoint on your Android phone today to get started."

Minecraft in education

http://education.minecraft.net/ 'Minecraft in education' http://bit.ly/1HzIzih Minecraft in education is students visiting an ancient civilization and creating a setting for a story. It is exploring math concepts using Minecraft blocks. It is practicing collaboration, problem solving, digital citizenship and leadership skills while designing experiments and demonstrating mastery. Minecraft in education is teachers inspired by their students to explore and create, and students motivated to learn...

Microsoft @ ISTE 2015 | Day 1

'Microsoft @ ISTE 2015 | Day 1' Microsoft has been at ISTE2015, one of the biggest technology in education conferences in the world. Here is a short summary of Microsoft's Day 1

Microsoft @ ISTE | Day 2

'Microsoft @ ISTE | Day 2' Microsoft has been at ISTE2015, one of the biggest technology in education conferences in the world. Here is a short 1 minute summary of Microsoft's Day 2 

Microsoft @ ISTE 2015 | Day 3

'Microsoft @ ISTE 2015 | Day 3' ' Microsoft has been at ISTE2015, one of the biggest technology in education conferences in the world. Here is a short 1 minute summary of Microsoft's Day 3

Watch Out Google, Microsoft is On the Rise in Education

i'Watch Out Google, Microsoft is On the Rise in Education' http://bit.ly/1C79yzl Microsoft is showing a great commitment to the education space. It means more and better tools for teachers and students.

Game Based Learning Reflection of Implementation | Coffee For The Brain

'Game Based Learning Reflection of Implemention' http://bit.ly/1C7bg3M A reflection after using Minecraft. There is no formula for Minecraft. There is no formula for game-based learning.

Microsoft launches site for teachers taking Minecraft into the classroom

Minecraft in Education portal aims to get educators sharing tips on how Mojang’s popular game can be used to teach children