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Useful Microsoft posts for teachers this week #12

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:

Tapping into kids' passion for Minecraft in the classroom

Minecraft is not just the world's most successful PC game – teachers are now using it in the classroom to get kids excited about learning.

13 Classic Windows Games That Shaped Our Childhood

''13 Classic Windows Games That Shaped Our Childhood" http://bzfd.it/1S56XYE Remember any of these? Buzzfeed gathered a group of twentysomethings to share their memories of growing up with Microsoft PC games.

Microsoft OneNote | The digital note-taking app for your devices

This is an invitation to download OneNote - get all your notes on all your devices anywhere...http://bit.ly/1S54C06

Mystery Skype: Teaching with Technology to Connect Students Worldwide

Fifth grade teacher Scott Bedley uses Skype to connect and engage with other classrooms around the world. By playing Mystery Skype, students learn to use tec...

Teachers should embrace Minecraft as classroom tool: research

The hugely popular digital game Minecraft should be used in primary schools to help teach maths, design, art and geography, research shows.

Create Infographics Using PowerPoint

Teachers are challenged to create lessons that push student’s thinking and create new knowledge. Microsoft has many tools that support critical thinking. Pow...

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

Minecraft Mental Maths -Week 1 - Dr Fog Minecraft Teaching Blog

Minecraft Mental Maths is a new and exciting way to test a student's mental maths skills and let them enjoy a game of Minecraft all at the same time! Try it

Microsoft Educator Network - Educator Programs : Overview : How to Apply

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

How to store notes & memos across multiple devices with OneNote

OneNote is an application you need to explore. The benefits for your classroom are immeasureable.