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One of the newer ways for students - and teachers - to arrange and present work is Sway. A free app from Microsoft Office, Sway lets you create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, newsletters, vacation memories, school and work projects, and more. The Office team have put together a series of tutorial videos which we will work through on this blog in the coming weeks. This first clip gives a broad overview of what a Sway is, and how easy it is to put one together:
Snipping is an everyday task for millions of Office users. They paste screenshots into emails, documents, presentations, notebooks, etc., and write text explaining the concept that the screen snips help illustrate. But imagine if you could dictate that story—in your own voice—and save it as part of the snip.
Earlier this year we welcomed a number of students to the Microsoft UK HQ in Reading for the national finals of the MOS World Championship, and to find out who would be making the trip to Texas to compete for the ultimate prize. Here to tell the story of one #MOSWC finalist is Laurence Boulter, ICT Leader at Ormiston Park Academy, Essex.
We are pleased to be sharing details of an upcoming Microsoft-sponsored webinar run by Education Week, featuring presenters from the IDC along with a panel of teachers, who will look at the power of digital inking in the classroom and how it drives increased collaboration and productivity.
"At Achievement for All we know not every child learns in the same way, or at the same pace, and that as educators we must broaden the horizons of the classroom if we are to ensure every child achieves what they should."
Sometimes getting started in programming can be intimidating, but finding the tools to learn how to code shouldn’t be. That’s why we’ve created a single destination for all students developer resources, tools, software and tutorials. Imagine Access, your all-access pass to the software tools you need no matter your skill level or experience, and all at no cost to students!
As schools prepare for the start of another school year and teachers get their classrooms ready to welcome students, we are introducing additional features to meet the needs of schools, teachers and students. Today we are announcing changes to Office 365 Education that will make it easier for schools to meet their security and compliance needs at a time when teaching and learning are becoming increasingly collaborative and cloud-connected.
Continuing our journey through the Windows 10 tutorial video series, we now meet Cortana - your personal digital assistant. Designed to help you quickly manage your life and easily get things done on your Windows 10 PC, tablet, and phone, Cortana can be used in a number of ways.
The following entry was originally posted on the Microsoft Teachers Blog and looks at how the Xbox can be used in the classroom. Often dismissed as simply a games console, Stuart Ball explores the many different ways in which the device can be utilised within an educational setting to engage students and provide access to a range of resources and experiences.
The stores are chock-full of school supplies, buses are back on their routes, and anticipation is in the air: it's back-to-school time again. And while parents and students are doing their part to be school-ready, teachers have been working behind-the-scenes to prepare for perhaps the most important job there is: educating our next generation.