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Useful Microsoft posts this week #20

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: tips and tricks for Microsoft’s most powerful operating system

'Windows 10: tips and tricks for Microsoft’s most powerful operating system yet' If you've made the change these tips should help.

Snip makes you even more productive using Microsoft Office - Microsoft UK Schools blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

'Snip makes you even more productive using Microsoft Office' Snipping is an everyday task for millions of Office users. Imagine if you could dictate that story—in your own voice—and save it as part of the snip.

How Students Can Use Office 365 to Take Better Notes

When it comes to taking notes, students are no longer limited to pen and paper or even a keyboard and screen. With the OneNote Office 365 app, students can take their note taking to new heights. But OneNote is more than what you might expect from a typical notes app and can create new opportunities for students. Here’s how OneNote lends itself to a variety of learning and note taking styles.

Get the free eBook for teachers: “Liberating Genius: The First 20 Days” by Angela Maiers - Office Blogs

OneNote has partnered with Angela Maiers to provide your teachers a free Genius Hour eBook! Download the eBook “Liberating Genius: The First 20 Days” here Today, in an effort to help globally launch and inspire “Genius Hour” in classrooms all over the world, Angela Maiers and Choose2Matter, Inc. in collaboration with Microsoft are providing teachers with a free, customizable and interactive eBook: 'Liberating Genius: The First 20 Days.' This free eBook, authored by Angela Maiers and Mark Moran, guides teachers through the introduction of Genius Hour.

A Teacher’s Guide to Using PowerPoint | Edudemic

PowerPoint presentations provide the opportunity to combine those tools into one place. In one lesson, you can incorporate speech, text, videos, and audio.

OneNote adds support for iOS 9 and iPad Pro with multitasking, Spotlight search and Apple Pencil - Office Blogs

One Note team says: We’re excited to release our update, which adds support for iOS 9, spiffs things up for the upcoming iPad Pro and Apple Pencil and—as always—has numerous improvements in response to customer feedback.

How to share a field trip in Sway – Microsoft Sway Video Tutorials (4/10) - Microsoft UK Schools blog - Site Home - M...

Sway is as much about arranging and presenting work in an unique and creative way as much as it is about sharing your story.

SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: DBE National #ICT Core Training Team workshop underway at Microsoft in Johannesburg...

New blogpost on SNSA blog 'DBE National #‎ICT Core Training Team workshop underway at Microsoft in Johannesburg this week' If you are following along on the Twitter hashtag #‎dbeicttrainer you’ll notice that some great training is taking place this week. The DBE National #ICT Core Training Team workshop is underway in Johannesburg, led by Victor Ngobeni from Microsoft and Megan Rademeyer from SchoolNet.

Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

Blogger Andrew Miller explores ways to bring game-based learning to the classroom using Minecraft.

Technology Enhanced Learning | Blog

'Technology enhanced learning' Take a look at these five great Microsoft tools to make lessons interesting and inspiring

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