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#27 Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week

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:

Celebrate learning without borders with Microsoft’s first-ever global Skype-a-Thon

Since its 2009 launch, Skype in the Classroom has given students the ability to circle the globe, visiting places they once could only read about in books, and allowing them to connect with people of all ages and cultures around the world – without having to leave their classrooms. Over 400,000 teachers from 265 countries…

Sway for engaging online presentations

Microsoft Sway is a presentation tool which is free and works on any device. It can start with a simple word-processed document (or from other sources such as Powerpoint or PDF) where you've put yo...

Microsoft CEO: Why Minecraft is key to getting girls involved in computer science - GeekWire

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella welcomed a group of teachers to the company's Redmond, Wash., campus on Monday morning, talking to them about the ways Microsof

32 Engaging Ways to use Microsoft in your classroom - Australian Teachers Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Looking for new ways to do new things in your classroom in 2015? Want to use some new tools to engage students, parents and peers in teaching and learning? Here’s 32 ideas just for you.

Microsoft Is Doing Something Really Smart With Minecraft

The Minecraft angle involves a free online coding tutorial designed for kids six and up. Click the link and if your child knows anything about Minecraft, they’ll instantly recognize the whiskered face in the three-minute video: Jens Bergensten, or “Jeb” as he’s popularly known, connecting the dots from his foray into programming as a kid to his role today as Minecraft‘s creative lead at studio Mojang in Stockholm.

Save a video of your mix

Office Mix lets you save your mix as a video that contains the audio, video, and inking you created with Office Mix, but none of the interactive content (apps, quizzes,...

OneNote Updates - Embed video, record audio, insert files and more - Australian Teachers Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Microsoft Education Australia's Teachers Blog - Support, tips, trick and stories from Australian Teachers for Australian Teachers

The evolution of PowerPoint—introducing Designer and Morph - Office Blogs

Introducing PowerPoint Designer and Morph, new intelligent tools that automate the creation of slides and presentations—helping everyone get more out of Microsoft Office. With a cloud-powered recommendation engine and smart animation technology, these new PowerPoint capabilities help anyone create polished slides and captivating motion effects with just a few quick steps.

10 reasons why OneNote is the best classroom tool ever. - Australian Teachers Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Microsoft Education Australia's Teachers Blog - Support, tips, trick and stories from Australian Teachers for Australian Teachers

Ways on How Teachers and Students Can Use Sway in the Classroom

Teacher and students can use Sway in different ways in classroom, so I do not want to limit this in five ways. Here are some ways on how teachers can use Sway in teaching literature and grammar: - ...

Review: Microsoft Office Mix

Here's a review of Microsoft Office Mix, an easy way to create interactive lessons in PowerPoint.