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Useful Microsoft posts this week #19

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:

What is Mystery Skype? 7 steps to get started!

Mystery Skype is an education game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions. It h…

Mystery Skype – How I make it work

In the 21st Century classrooms that we are in we need to be globally connected. Mystery Skype is an incredible tool to allow us to connect, collaborate and interact with students across the globe. …

Microsoft revamps back to school offerings | ZDNet

Eight new and refreshed tools are available for teachers and students to use in the coming school year.

Use the Eyedropper to Match Any Color in PowerPoint | Office 365 Ninja

If you want to make consistent, professional-looking PowerPoint slides (and why would you not?!), they Eyedropper tool is your new best friend. PowerPoint 2013 introduced the Eyedropper, which is included in the color drop-down menu for items like text, shapes, outlines, and more. The steps to match a color using the Eyedropper are available in… Read More

Skype in the classroom creates global citizens

Skype makes global learning possible while empowering students to play a part in solving some of the world’s problems. These teachers are taking their studen...

How to use OneNote for making videos and as a Smartboard

OneNote is a great tool to use for making videos for students. It allows you to write on the screen (using your surface computer and pen) while explaining wh...

How to Convert from Evernote to OneNote

Microsoft OneNote is now free to use on and sync among all your devices, such as computers, tablets, and phones, as well as on the web. So, what if you’re using Evernote and want to switch? No worries. It’s easy to convert your Evernote notebooks to OneNote.

What is Sway? - Microsoft Sway Video Tutorials (1/10) - Microsoft UK Further Education Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

One of the newer ways for students - and teachers - to arrange and present work is Sway. A free app from Microsoft Office, Sway lets you create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, newsletters, vacation memories, school and work projects, and more.

The Office team have put together a series of tutorial videos which we will work through on this blog in the coming weeks. This first clip gives a broad overview of what a Sway is, and how easy it is to put one together:

International Dot Day 2015 - Be a Connector!

September 15th-ish is International Dot Day! 'Imagine the power and potential of a million people all around the world connecting, collaborating, creating and celebrating all that creativity i...

Group video calling with Skype

With Group Video Chat from Skype you can stay in touch with loved ones all over the world. Share special moments and be there for important events even if yo...

Flipped Your Classroom using Microsoft OfficeMix

I had the pleasure of speaking with Sandi Adams at ISTE, who demonstrated how she is flipping her classroom using Microsoft OfficeMix.

Microsoft Education on Twitter

“Join a network of innovative, inspiring educators. #MIEexpert15 #MSFTEDU

Technology Enhanced Learning | Blog

Five free Microsoft tools that make lessons engaging and inspiring