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Useful Microsoft posts #14

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:

Windows 10 Training | Overview of Windows 10

The first of a series of videos covering the benefits of using Windows 10 in education. In this course, you will learn about the basic features of Windows 10...

How Playing Minecraft Can Change Education (Really)

You might want to tell your teachers about thisSince its release in 2009, Minecraft has conquered the gaming world, made its dent on popular culture, and taken over your free time. But there’s another important aspect to Minecraft that many people might not know or think about: its educational value.

BYOD with OneNote Class Notebooks—classroom learning with any device on any platform - Office Blogs

Using OneNote Class Notebooks allows me to teach in ways I couldn’t before. My students have benefitted, and I know that they have learned some skills that they can use to help them now and in the future.

Windows 10: Ready for Education - 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

Getting Started with the OneNote Class Notebook: A Walkthrough for Teachers

Learn how to setup OneNote in your classrooms using the OneNote Setup Tool for Teachers.

Xbox Wire - 10 Popular Games You Can Play Right Now on Windows 10

So you’ve got Windows 10 installed. What now? Sure, there are plenty of fun pre-installed Windows games, including Solitaire, Minesweeper, and the new-to-Windows Candy Crush Saga. But there’s way more to PC gaming to that... and we just so happen to have a few good pointers on what you should check out first. Here’s a list of some Windows 10-compatible gaming experiences, featuring a few huge franchises and a few uniquely PC-centric games that you’re sure to love.

Microsoft OneDrive PowerPoint Web App

You can embed a PowerPoint presentation that you have stored on Microsoft OneDrive. After you complete these steps, your PowerPoint slideshow will appear on your post or page. Note: On February 21,...

How to Edit PDFs in Word 2013 | Office 365 Ninja

We’ve talked about exporting or saving a Word doc as a PDF file, but what if you have an existing PDF that you want to edit? You can open up a PDF in Word 2013 if you need to make simple edits. Start by simply opening the PDF in Word. You’ll see a dialog box warning… Read More

OneNote in the Languages Classroom

Ever since we distributed Surface Pro 3s to our teachers late last term, I've been getting more and more staff members ask about OneNote. A new Chinese teacher at my school voiced a little bit of...

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.

daily edventures | “A word of encouragement is life changing as it can take someone from the bottom to the top in sec...

daily edventures | “A word of encouragement is life changing as it can take someone from the bottom to the top in seconds, and for over 20 years I have had the opportunity to...

The National WWII Museum, New Orleans

Exciting news! We are upgrading the Skype in the Classroom site to give you easier access to the live learning experiences and connections most important to you.
While we move our existing lessons and profiles to the new site, there may be a few days where you cannot log in to your account. Please bear with us and come back to try again later. It will be worth the wait. We think you’ll like what you see. :-)
If you have any questions, please contact education@skype.net.