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Updated by Fiona Beal on Oct 13, 2015
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Useful Microsoft posts #23

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:

Working with OneNote 2014-2015

During the school year we worked with different themes and phenomena. Take a look at this Sway called 'Working with OneNote 2014-2015'

Guest blog written by Helen Gooch, Educator and Microsoft Fellow: Windows 10: Coming Soon to a Classroom Near You - M...

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

OneNote in Education - Interactive Guides

Learn the basics of Microsoft OneNote, and then dive into specific scenarios for teachers, students, and school administrators with these interactive guides.

Download our free Office 2016 Quick Start Guides - Office Blogs

To coincide with last week’s release of Office 2016, we put together a set of handy Quick Start Guides that introduce you to the newest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. Whether you’re coming from a previous version of your favorite apps or you’re entirely new to Office, each of our Quick Start Guides provides helpful information that you can read, print out and share.

Microsoft's OneNote is changing the face of education

Microsoft’s OneNote is used by people from all walks of life. In a recent blog post on the official Office Blogs blog, Sandi Adams, technology project spec

24 Hour Skype-a-thon (#PVSkype24)


Have you ever wanted to learn about different cultures, global issues, and diverse people from all around the world? Students who participate in this Skypathon will be doing just that. We will be skyping for 24 hours straight to reach and learn from as many students, in as many different countries, as possible. During the skype we will be asking questions and sharing as well. Students/Classes who participate in the Skypathon will be answering these questions and then sharing the same in return. We will be skyping from 6 am EDT on April 14 to 6 am EDT on April 15. Each call will go for no more than 30-40 minutes. Follow our #pvskype24 and class on twitter @beverly_ladd during the skype. Below is the format for the skype:

Please feel free to email me at or tweet me at @bevladd with any questions.

Ditching the Textbook and Going to Open Educational Resources? You need OneNote.

This past spring our school district started tossing around the idea of moving to open educational resources (OER).  I was actually glad to hear this idea because I knew what opportunities it could...

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.

CEO Satya Nadella’s vision for Microsoft

After holding what might be the device event of the year, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella met with Nilay Patel to discuss the new hardware and his vision for t...

Quickly Share Student Work with OneNote

Most teachers understand the power in showcasing student work to the whole class. Showcasing student work provides learning opportunities that are meaningful to the students, and it can instill pri...

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