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Useful Microsoft posts this week #21

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:

Make Your Sways Look Great: Top 10 Tips and Tricks

A set of 10 tips and tricks to make your Sway shine. Covers use of images, emphasizing text, changing colors and styles, and more.

Showcase School SWAY

Love this 'Microsoft Showcase School SWAY' - links to the showcase schools around the world via Sway http://bit.ly/1FrMr49. Microsoft says, 'Read some of our Showcase School stories from around the world.'

Aiken County Public Schools Loves Bing in the Classroom

Aiken County Public Schools are using Bing the Classroom district-wide for their 25,000 students in 40 schools. See why their staff loves Bing in the Classro...

A New “3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial” Introducing Microsoft’s Compelling New SNIP Tool! — Emerging Education T...

Create Video Lessons in Minutes by Annotating Screen Snips with this Free Windows App Microsoft appears to have taken a page from Google’s playbook, encouraging employees to “turn their wild ideas into real projects” and calling the effort Microsoft Garage.

Exploring Microsoft OneNote for Teaching and Learning — Emerging Education Technologies

Creative Commons licensed image source Share, Brainstorm, Collaborate, Organize, for free, with OneNote. After being introduced to Microsoft OneNote at the UB Tech 2015 conference, I found myself really curious to learn more about it and take it for a

Microsoft Garage

Microsoft is now encouraging employees to “turn their wild ideas into real projects” and calling the effort Microsoft Garage. Take a look http://bit.ly/1KzGVvA They turn fresh ideas into real projects

Office Mix_Demo

How we think about 21st Century Learning
Mix’s role in digital learning
Introduction to Office Mix by Jim Federico

Office Mix & STAMP: 2 Ways to Add Captions in PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint has released a new feature that can be used to add captions and subtitles to PowerPoint presentations. - See more at: http://www.3playmedia.com/2015/07/08/office-mix-and-stamp-2-ways-to-add-captions-in-powerpoint/#sthash.txuEiTXR.dpuf. Add captions & subtitle in PowerPoint presentations using STAMP or Office Mix, 2 free tools from Microsoft Office.

OneNote—a platform for creativity, collaboration and communication - Office Blogs

OneNote gives us the flexibility to build content in class from different perspectives. It gives us a place to communicate our ideas with others and to work collaboratively with fellow classmates. My parents wanted me to get the best education possible, which now translates into an education where I’m able to design how I learn and communicate from a global perspective—Africa, Japan, Latin America all represented within this blog post…

What Does it Mean to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert?

The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert program is an exclusive program created to recognize global educator visionaries who are using technology to p...