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Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week #32

Tam's Blog: Microsoft in My Teaching

"At StAC I count myself very lucky to have the technology, infrastructure and guidance available to try new tools to enhance the learning programs and assist with day to day teaching.

We use Microsoft Office 365 to support our teaching and learning programs. As an English teacher, I use a range of tools and have been experimenting with new tools. At the end of the year it is natural to reflect on what has been and look forward to the next year."

Introduction and benefits of Microsoft Excel | Microsoft Excel Education Online

"Before we start learning process , I suggest to carefully read this complete post with good understanding , after this you will feel that you can catch every step in learning process very easily, these basic things will be very useful till you are involved in learning process. Just keep remember the things.'

Overview of Office Mix for Education

, by Anoop Gupta, Office Mix is a free add-in for PowerPoint 2013. It is a powerful tool that makes authoring and sharing of online lessons / presentations simple. It allows you to make them interactive with quizzes and labs. It allows you to export lessons as mp4 videos. If you know and use PowerPoint today, it should be easy to learn and get going quickly. You can build on top of the large collection of PowerPoint slide decks you might already have to get going.

Getting the most out of Skype Translator

Recently we talked about how Skype Translator can help you communicate in a language other than your own. In my opinion it’s an amazing bit of technology, one of those things that makes you pause and think “I’m living in the future!” If you haven’t already seen it, here’s a short video to show you…

The Complete Microsoft Office File Converter Guide

Office 2016 arrived on our desktops not too long ago, receiving largely positive reviews across the tech-sphere. Rightly so; it has upgraded a number of important features, and added heaps more to the ever-popular office suite. Conversely, others have argued that despite smatterings of new features, Microsoft merely updated the Office aesthetics and waited to…

How to format your Excelsheet and improve your productivity

These days it's all about christmas lights and glühwein, but for many it's also the end of the fiscal year. And sadly, that means that we are faced with many figures, calculations and formulas. Bes...

Stream The Beatles’ Music on Microsoft Groove

Today we’ve got a momentous holiday surprise for music lovers around the world: The Beatles have arrived on Microsoft Groove, courtesy of Apple Corps and Universal Music Group! This marks a histori…

Top three tips for using Minecraft to spark critical thinking in your classroom - Microsoft in Education Blog - Site ...

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.

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.

Office Mix: To Mix, Or Not To Mix, That Is The Question - eLearning Industry

Are you thinking about using Microsoft’s new eLearning authoring tool Office Mix? Check whether to mix or not to mix! Office Mix Review!

WeAreTeachers: 11 Amazing Things We Found in Microsoft Educator Community

We have found a bunch of new teaching resources, cool virtual field trips for our students, free trainings, teacher discounts and more. Here are our 11 favorite aspects of this teacher community site

Using excel in the classroom

15 hours of free training in just 5 minutes a day. 180 free computer technology tips that will teach you basic computer skills in just 5 minutes a day

Excel Technology Tutorials at Internet 4 Classrooms

'Excel Tutorials and Information' Here is a collection of useful Excel tutorials