Helen Gooch

Helen Gooch

Helen Gooch is a Microsoft Fellow living in Clarksville, TN, but working with schools and educators across the United States: "The Microsoft Expert Program has reinforced my belief that all students must learn to use technology effectively as they prepare for their future. The program has given me an even richer set of tools from Microsoft than ever before, and that set just keeps expanding. It is both an honor and a privilege to share these tools through training and collaboration with educators, and is not uncommon for an educator to comment that a Microsoft experience or training has changed their lives both professionally and personally. "

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Guest blog post by Helen Gooch, Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer: Skype Translator Facilitates Global Communication for Students Who Speak Different Languages

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.

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OneNote, Educators Spread the Word

Readers, the time has come.  OneNote has been with us for several years now.  Those of us, who know it and use this amazing tool cannot imagine doing business without it.  Just today however, I was reading a recap from a conference and the OneNote sessions presented with evidence showing once again that way too many educators and administrators have no idea what they are missing.

We train educators daily across the globe and teach them how to use all the features. … Visit the author's original post

OneNote, Educators Spread the Word

Readers, the time has come.  OneNote has been with us for several years now.  Those of us, who know it and use this amazing tool cannot imagine doing business without it.  Just today however, I was reading a recap from a conference and the OneNote sessions presented with evidence showing once again that way too many educators and administrators have no idea what they are missing.

We train educators daily across the globe and teach them how to use all the features. … Visit the author's original post

Using One Tool to Teach Another

Sway is a relatively new kid on the block when it comes to Microsoft tools, and we have played together on occasion.  The Sway team made some significant updates just yesterday, so I was in there experimenting this morning preparing some training material for next week. I will be doing 3 sessions on OneNote Class Notebook and 3 sessions on Sway with teachers in the Manteca district in Manteca, CA.  They are a fabulous group of talented educators!  Rather than me describe my ONCN training why don’t you check out the presentation for yourself built using Sway. … Visit the author's original post

Using One Tool to Teach Another

Sway is a relatively new kid on the block when it comes to Microsoft tools, and we have played together on occasion.  The Sway team made some significant updates just yesterday, so I was in there experimenting this morning preparing some training material for next week. I will be doing 3 sessions on OneNote Class Notebook and 3 sessions on Sway with teachers in the Manteca district in Manteca, CA.  They are a fabulous group of talented educators!  Rather than me describe my ONCN training why don’t you check out the presentation for yourself built using Sway. … Visit the author's original post

Office 365.. Analogies to Help Understand Exactly What I Have with O365

Office 365 is by far the most powerful tool a school or district can put in the hands of their educators and students.  I like to think of it as an umbrella under which so much work and collaboration can occur.  Why an umbrella you might ask?  An umbrella covers you and protects you.  An umbrella has many ribs that work together to provide this protection.  Office 365 has many “ribs” as well from Outlook, People, Calendar, OneDrive, Office Web Apps, Sites, and now Delve and Video. … Visit the author's original post

Office 365.. Analogies to Help Understand Exactly What I Have with O365

Office 365 is by far the most powerful tool a school or district can put in the hands of their educators and students.  I like to think of it as an umbrella under which so much work and collaboration can occur.  Why an umbrella you might ask?  An umbrella covers you and protects you.  An umbrella has many ribs that work together to provide this protection.  Office 365 has many “ribs” as well from Outlook, People, Calendar, OneDrive, Office Web Apps, Sites, and now Delve and Video. … Visit the author's original post

Guest blog by Helen Gooch, Microsoft Innovative Educator: Maximize Classroom Potential with OneNote Class Notebook Creator

The OneNote Class Notebook Creator, the incredible app for education, is maximizing classroom potential. Learn how to start using this app to provide true classroom collaboration, e-resource, student personalized workspace and notebooks with OneNote. Read tips on how to start using OneNote Class Notebook Creator.

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Guest blog post by Helen Gooch, Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer: Welcome, OneNote Class Notebook Creator!


OneNote Class Notebook Creator is a new app enhancement for Microsoft OneNote based on feedback teachers shared with Microsoft about how to make OneNote even better for student achievement.
The OneNote Class Notebook Creator is an app for Office 365 and SharePoint Online that helps you set up OneNote in your class on all the devices most used by students and teachers (complete list of devices/platforms linked on OneNote.com). This tool will allow a teacher to create a class notebook and create three types of sub-notebooks for the class.… Visit the author's original post