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#29 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:

Thousands attend Stampy Cat Minecraft lecture - BBC News

The Royal Society of Edinburgh says having YouTube star Stampy Cat deliver its Christmas lecture is the 'biggest event' in the organisation's history.

Digital inking in Education – Microsoft Education

Studies show that writing by hand is critical to the learning process for many students. As more and more schools are providing their students with computers, using a device that supports digital inking can lead to better learning outcomes.

5 Ways Office 365 Can Benefit Student Learning

Office 365 broadens the capacity for learning, offering on-demand access to documents and projects, and provides students new and creative outlets to learn both inside and outside of the classroom. Let's explore some of the many ways that Office 365 can help students and teachers.

Literacy Blocks - Using Minecraft to Engage and Motivate Reluctant Writers

Why Minecraft? Photographs, video clips, poetry, personal experiences, objects, memories.  Not an exhaustive list but a sample of some of the things English teachers use every day to try and engage...

What is Sway - Microsoft Sway Tutorials

Sway is a free app from Microsoft Office. It lets you create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, newsletters, vacation memories, ...

SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: South African teachers please follow the Microsoft Global Skype-a-thon on Dec 3 and...

”At Microsoft, we believe a powerful way to learn is from each other. That’s why we are hosting an event to empower students and educators around the globe to do just that. We will hosting a Global Skype-a-Thon on December 3rd and 4th to celebrate learning without borders by hoping to reach a goal of one million virtual miles travelled in 48 hours.

SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: Remind your Grade 10-12 Maths students to register for Microsoft Math – free, 24h a...

New blogpost on SNSA blog 'Remind your Grade 10-12 Maths students to register for Microsoft Math' – free, 24h and online!'

OneNote: quick guide | Blog

Microsoft OneNote is part of Office. You can download this free tool at But don't forget whether it isn't already at your computer because probably it is.

OneNote offers a lot of features and benefits:

You're able to save documents online (in the cloud) and on your computer
You can easily share documents and collaborate with peers
OneNote is free and available for Windows and Mac, as software and webapp (via browser).
OneNote can be used on a PC, smartphone and tablet (iOS, Android, Windows). Your data is anywhere anytime accessible.

#eLA14: Microsoft Urges Ugandan Teachers To Integrate Technology Into School Curriculum

KAMPALA, Uganda - As part of Microsoft’s holistic approach to Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) that aims at transforming the way students’ access learn and study information at schools, Gayaza High school today showcased their e-learning centre that integrates classroom study with technology. Ronald Ddungu, Deputy Head Teacher of Gayaza High School said that Gayaza…

What is Microsoft OneNote? A Quick Demonstration

OneNote is probably one of the most useful programs in the Microsoft Office suite of programs but most users have never heard of it! Please Visit Our Website...

The 20 Best Features of Microsoft OneNote (Part 1) | Knack Training

For Part 2 of this series, click here. For Part 3, click here. For Part 4, click here. 1. Emailing Notes through Outlook Integration Many scheduled events have reams of information to be remembered, sorted, filtered, and shared with the attendees. In OneNote, you can send an email of any page – all the screenshots, embedded …

OneNote is Awesome - 10 Reasons why I love OneNote | Andrew McGivern

Microsoft OneNote is the ultimate productivity tool. 10 Reasons why I love #OneNote.

This Mobile Phone Built Within 'Minecraft' Actually Works

The 'Minecraft' mobile phone, sponsored by Verizon, actually works. Gamers can place video calls and browse the Internet through the mobile phone, and even take and send selfies.