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Useful Microsoft posts #25

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:

How Minecraft could help teach chemistry's building blocks of life

'How Minecraft could help teach chemistry’s building blocks of life' http://bit.ly/1KMZMQr Imagine a science lesson where the class is let lose in Minecraft with instructions to find a set of objects hidden on key parts of molecules.

Microsoft Releases New Office Extension For Google Chrome - Microsoft News

Microsoft Office team today released a new Google Chrome extension that lets you create and open Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Sway documents using Office Online right from the Chrome browser. You can also use the extension to open and view existing Office documents stored on OneDrive, on OneDrive for Business and on your computer …

SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: The NEW Microsoft Educator Community - all you need to know! Why not pay a visit...

New post on the SNSA blog 'The NEW Microsoft Educator Community - all you need to know! Why not pay a visit...' http://bit.ly/1k9Zb5O

How to Safely Adopt Office 365 into Your School | Gaggle

'How to Safely Adopt Office 365 into Your School' http://bit.ly/1GMRqgt A useful, free e-book from Gaggle. Use the ideas in this ebook to increase adoption of Office 365 in your school or district and to help ensure that Office 365 will be safe for teachers and students.

5 Surprising Benefits to Playing Minecraft

'5 Surprising Benefits to Playing Minecraft' http://bit.ly/1N5kiBT Studies suggest there are a number of benefits to playing video games. Games like Minecraft can improve learning, motor skills, and creativity. Video gaming actually affects cognitive skills in some pretty surprising ways.

10 Ways to Win with Windows 10 in the Classroom - Microsoft in Education Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Empowering every student to achieve more. Technology allows us to dream of what the future of education could be. Learning is changing and students today need to be able to collaborate, communicate and demonstrate flexibility in how they solve problems in order to thrive and achieve their goals.

Microsoft OneNote - Cornell Note taking for students

An overview of the Cornell Note taking method for the student audience. The Cornell method is described and then I show how to use OneNote to take notes usin...

OneNote to Rule them All

OneNote is a free tool which works online through a web browser, or through apps for mobile devices, or as a desktop software (it's also part of Microsoft Office 2013). And it's available to users ...

24 Hour Skype-a-thon

skypeathon, skype-a-thon, 24 hour skypeathon, global citizens, learning. Invitation to join a 24 hour Skypathon

How to Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word

Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word with these four easy steps. Here are some tricks you need to know to edit Google Drive Documents in MIcrosoft Word.