Microsoft in Education Blog
Excel is one of the most useful tools out there, but some find it complex. Here are a few simple tricks to help students successfully use this handy spreadsheet tool.
David Lopez, Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer, shared his ideas on how to use Microsoft Sway to present classroom content you already have created in Office and make it spring to life. All you really need to do is put images, text, videos, and more in order and Sway makes it look good. You can import content from PowerPoint files, PDFs and Word documents for a quick Sway makeover to present to students.
Guest post by Beth Watson, education director for the Asia Pacific region at Microsoft, discusses the need to re-boot modern education to ensure today's learners have a successful education that yields economic growth tomorrow.
Entering its fourteenth year, the global Microsoft Office competition provides a platform for students to test and showcase their skills on Microsoft Office applications. Learn more.
Schools typically are investing in technology to help students learn without first evaluating how different computer interfaces actually influence their learning. New research now provides insights into the types of computer interface that enhance thinking and learning, versus ones that undermine it. Read more and see the research findings.
Skype Translator breaks down communication barriers by delivering voice and instant messaging translation between languages. Schools are already excited about this new app with all the possibilities it presents. Think of how education will benefit from real-time language translation with Skype Translator.
TOMS and Skype in the Classroom are launching a program that will allow students and youth organizations to connect with TOMS Giving and Marketplace partners. Whether you are an aspiring change-maker, social entrepreneur, teacher or youth leader, this exciting new program will enable you to connect into the TOMS world and with each other in a whole new way.
OneNote, which you can download for free, is a teacher’s best friend. Read these nine ways OneNote can help make digital lesson-planning easier, faster, and more effective!
Microsoft partners with Simple K12 to offer online learning opportunities to classroom teachers who can to do their online training from the comfort of their home or classroom. Each month, two free webinars are offered that demonstrate how to use Microsoft technologies in the classroom. Learn more.