Category: School Tech Tricks

Save the date for the next Tweetmeet, June 20th

TweetMeet on Hack the Classroom: Join #MSFTEduChat on June 20th

The Hack is Back – and so are we! We’re teaming up with educators to bring a special Hack the Classroom themed #MSFTEduChat to your timelines on June 20th at 10:00 a.m. PDT and 4:00 p.m. PDT. Whether you’re a seasoned Hack the Classroom participant, attending live at ISTE or new to it all, this Tweetmeet is a great way to prepare. We’ll be discussing the best classroom... Read more

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Plan lessons and stay organized with these 6 tricks for Microsoft Edge

On Friday afternoon, when most teachers head home for the weekend, it's already time to plan out the next week. Having spent the previous few days supporting our students and supporting our colleagues, we take the time to support ourselves. In just a few minutes before I leave for the day, I prepare items to help me have a smooth start on Monday. I’ve been using the latest... Read more

A male student, seated in front of his Windows device, completes an assignment in the library.

4 hacks for Word 2016 to save you time authoring documents

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... Read more

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How teachers can check student work for plagiarism in Word with Copyleaks

Suspecting a student of plagiarism is never an ideal situation, no matter if you're the teacher or the student. According to Plagiarism.org, one in three high school students stated they plagiarized an assignment using the internet. In another survey of 24,000 high school students, 58 percent admitted to plagiarizing, and 95 percent admitted to cheating in some form, including... Read more

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5 Tips for collaboration in Professional Learning Communities

Teachers are busy people. They must keep up to date with changes in their curriculum, teaching and learning styles, and continue their own learning path. Getting help from peers and leveraging each other’s best practices can be a big time saver. That's why educators can form Professional Learning Communities (PLC) to work together and to improve their professional skills... Read more

Save the date for the next TweetMeet

TweetMeet on live-embedding content: Join #OneNoteQ on Apr. 4

The first Tuesday of the month is right around the corner, which means it’s time for another #OneNoteQ TweetMeet! Take part in our conversation by following along with #OneNoteQ on April 4th during both our 10:00am PDT and 4:00pm PDT sessions to learn, share, and ask the experts! In this TweetMeet, we’ll be discussing how you can raise the bar in OneNote by... Read more