Category: Office 365 Education

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Beat the back to school blues with student hacks you can use all year long

Kick up your coursework a notch and get (virtually) organized with this rundown of back to school tips, tricks, and time savers.   But first things first …   Free stuff 101: Did you know that any student — yes, you — can use apps like Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for free right now, no strings attached? If this is news to you, head over here,... Read more

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Teaching and assessing math, reimagined with Microsoft Education

From the earliest years, children begin building foundational skills that will help them solve complex math problems. They develop spatial reasoning as they play with blocks, understand concepts like “more” and “less” at snack time or the dinner table, and begin to categorize by attributes as they group their stuffed animals. But somewhere between the play-filled... Read more

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Seattle Preparatory School standardizes on Microsoft Education solutions

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. In Seattle, Phil Dietrich, IT Director at Seattle Preparatory School, is passionate about perpetuating the learning legacy of the 125-year-old institution. To that end, he helps the faculty conduct teachings while preparing their students for a... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Updates to help students with dyslexia thrive (plus: we want to hear your story!)

With the school year in full swing, it's time to debut our October edition of What's New in EDU. Sorry, Halloween scare-fans: the only spooky thing about this one is how much news we squeezed into a single episode. 👻 We’re excited to bring new features to help teachers reach and engage every student. Our focus this month is on our Made by Dyslexia pledge to help... Read more

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Microsoft + Made by Dyslexia: Helping students with dyslexia thrive with technology

It is estimated that one in five students has dyslexia, yet there are likely far more who have not yet been identified in today's classrooms. These students, whose language based learning difference causes a deficiency with phonological processing when learning to read, are often mistakenly labeled as having a learning disability and, as such, make up approximately 70 to 85... Read more

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October’s #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet gets you ready to go global with #skypeathon

In celebration of the 48-hr Skype-a-Thon event beginning on November 13, our 22 educators and experts are going the extra (virtual) mile and preparing a new #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on Global Collaboration. Paired with the resources made by our Skype in the Classroom team, this event will help you prepare your students to travel far and wide and learn everything in-between... Read more