If there’s one thing we Microsoft engineers have learned in our dialogue with teachers, it’s that each and every one cares deeply about the success and well-being of their students. Helping give educators back a few precious minutes of their day, spent in one of the most demanding, time consuming, and hectic professions in the world, is the least we can do.
We have four easy tips – or hacks, if you prefer – for Microsoft Word below, and we believe they’ll save you minutes every day during your lesson planning, classroom organization, grading, assignment creation and more. … Visit the author's original post
#TheFeed is back for the March/April 2017 edition, and focusses on Accessibility. In the latest issue you’ll find stories from schools specialising in SEND, studies from the British Dyslexia Association, and the latest on technologies that can aid SEND learners and those who teach them.
This extract is written by Andrew Griggs, who discusses the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championships, a competition that tests children’s skills when using Microsoft Office, managed in UK and Ireland by Prodigy Learning. The following articles explains how you can get involved!… Visit the author's original post
WORD 2016 QUICK START GUIDE
Best in U.S. in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint Advance to World Championship
Certiport has announced the 2015 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) U.S. National Champions. The winners were named at the U.S. National Championship event in Orlando, Florida, and the first place champions will travel to Dallas, Texas, to compete in the MOS World Championship from August 9-12, 2015.
The U.S. winners are as follows:
Microsoft Word® 2013
- First place, Michelle Wu, Virginia Beach, Virginia
- Second place, Shayla Miller, Nashville, Arkansas
- Third place, Brooke Lampe, Lincoln, Nebraska
Microsoft Excel® 2013
- First place, Joseph Halikos, Shelby Township, Michigan
- Second place, Ryan Decker, Orem, Utah
- Third place, Thomas Lin, Columbus, Georgia
Microsoft PowerPoint® 2013
- First place, Andrew Parker, Goddard, Kansas
- Second place, Bennett Hunter, Lehigh Acres, Florida
- Third place, Max Fuhrman, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Microsoft Word® 2010
- First place, Ryan Catalfu, Cary, North Carolina
- Second place, Tyler Millis, Fort Myers, Florida
- Third place, David Fuerst, Bristow, Virginia
Microsoft Excel® 2010
- First place, Ian Sexton, Fort Myers, Florida
- Second place, Adam Duncan, Fairfax, Iowa
- Third place, Ali Khan, Cary, North Carolina
Microsoft PowerPoint® 2010
- First place, Samuel Li, Sanford, Florida
- Second place, Andrew Dutton, Walla Walla, Washington
- Third place, Katie Tomasi, Cary, North Carolina
Row 1: Michelle Wu, Joseph Halikos, Andrew Parker.… Visit the author's original post
Har testet ut litt bilderedigeringsmuligheter i Powerpoint og Word. Fikk en liten utfordring av Microsoft om å lage en 60 sekunders mix ("film fra Powerpoint") i forbindelse med muligheten til å reise på Educator Exchange 2015
Vil du lære hvordan du enkelt kan redigere egne bilder med PowerPoint eller Word?
Se den korte introduksjonen: How to make art with your own pictures in Microsoft Office using PowerPoint or Word
Guest Post by Matthew O'Brien - Microsoft Expert Educator
When you have a Tablet PC such as the Surface Pro 3, it is really easy to get stuck using OneNote for everything. After all, the two are a perfect match. But – there are plenty of other...(read more
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When you have a Tablet PC such as the Surface Pro 3, it is really easy to get stuck using OneNote for everything. After all, the two are a perfect match. But – there are plenty of other applications out there that can very effectively leverage the stylus. In this four part series I’m going to look at Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, giving real life examples of how I have used the stylus in the software for my classes, and then a quick how to guide if you want to get out and give it a go.… Visit the author's original post
When you have a Tablet PC such as the Surface Pro 3, it is really easy to stuck using OneNote for everything. After all, the two are a perfect match. But – there are plenty of other applications out there that can very effectively leverage the stylus. In this three part series, I’m going to look at Word, PowerPoint and Excel, giving real life examples of how I have used the stylus in the software for my classes, and then a quick how to guide if you want to get out and give it a go.… Visit the author's original post
by Bridget Crooks
Expert Educator Columnist, New Zealand
It is very easy to see the value in a tech tool as a teacher. We see the learning in our classrooms clearly. We are very aware of the learning that needs to take place and the movement we have to take to get there.
But sometimes we forget to actually ask our students what they like to use. And most importantly what adds value to their education; what’s easy and intuitive to use; what fits their learning and their lives.… Visit the author's original post
My daughter watches the ABC cartoon program “Peter rabbit” in which there is a wonderful female rabbit character named Lilley. Lilley has a “just in case pocket” which has all kinds of things she keeps for “just in case” and she usually saves the day.
Teachers, I think, also need a “just in case” pocket. Especially when it comes to technology. I think we need to have plan A, plan B and the ability to improvise plan C.
I personally have two main ways for my plan B and C.… Visit the author's original post
Guest Post by: Lisa Cuthbert-Novak - Microsoft Expert Educator
This learning activity was a part of an investigation to explore how information communication technologies can be used to deepen students’ understanding of their writing process and develop the essential personal, learning and collaborative skills to become more effective writers. In particular, I explored how Microsoft Word editing features, PowerPoint multimodal capabilities and OneNote Notebook development tools can be used, not just as end of writing publishing options, but as highly focused teaching tools that support students to understand their writing process on a much deeper leveI.… Visit the author's original post
Je kent het wel. Je bent lekker aan het werk, maar je gedachten zijn er niet helemaal bij. Voordat je het weet heb je die toch wel belangrijke e-mail veel te vroeg verstuurd, terwijl hij nog lang niet af was. Of je bent wéér vergeten het attachment toe te voegen. Dit zijn van die typische momenten waarbij je even zou willen dat je de tijd stop kon zetten om alles terug te draaien.
We hebben vijf van deze typische momenten voor je op een rijtje gezet, en bieden ook meteen een oplossing.… Visit the author's original post