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Useful Microsoft posts #22

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:

Wild About African Penguins: Stubby - The Little Penguin That Could

Meet Stubby! Stubby is one of the hundreds of abandoned African Penguin chicks SANCCOB sees every year. The majority of our African Penguin chicks are reared and released back into the wild but unf...

Minecraft in the classroom

A snapshot of how I use minecraft in my classroom. This presentation contains footage and a video of students using minecraft

daily edventures | Stopping at nothing to ensure students learn with technology – Mokhudu Machaba, South Africa

'Stopping at nothing to ensure students learn with technology – Mokhudu Machaba, South Africa' http://bit.ly/1LopOjX One of our own South African teachers and MIEExpert, Mochudu Machaba, is featured in Microsoft's Daily Edventures

daily edventures | “Expanding ‘Souls, Minds and Horizons’ with Skype in the Classroom – Iro Stefopoulou, Greece

“Expanding ‘Souls, Minds and Horizons’ with Skype in the Classroom – Iro Stefopoulou, Greece" http://bit.ly/1RiKlW3 "Being a Skype Master Teacher and a global learning enthusiast makes me feel really excited about all the global connections that take place in my classroom through Skype in the classroom."

OneNote…The Swiss Army Knife of Education

Fall is my favorite time of year to get outdoors and spend some time hiking and backpacking. No matter if it is a day trip or overnight I always pack my little Swiss army knife. One tool with sooo ...

Ed-Tech Review EP2: MineCraft (Gamification)

This week Mark reviews one of the most popular games at the moment Minecraft and explores what the hype is all about! Web: www.urbanteacher.co.uk Twitter: ww...

For the Hesitant Teacher: Leveraging the Power of Minecraft

Teachers are using Minecraft in surprising and creative ways that might inspire others to try this tech tool.

Bring Ad-Free Search to Your School with Bing Video Demos Now Available - Microsoft in Education Blog - Site Home - T...

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

SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: Register your Grade 10-12 Maths students on Microsoft Math before the school holida...

If your Grade 10-12 Maths students are not yet taking advantage of this great, free service offered by Microsoft please get them registered as soon as they return to school in the fourth term. Best though is to get them to register now before the school holidays start. This is a free service that they will benefit from enormously.

Equipping young people with skills for tomorrow - Business News | IOL Business

echnology plays a crucial role in the modern workplace and at home by making employees and students more productive in their personal and professional tasks.

Microsoft’s global vice-president of education, Anthony Salcito, is in the country to speak about how the company is empowering educators and inspiring students.