Year: 2014

The Top Microsoft in the Classroom blog posts of 2014

This blog has been sharing the best of Microsoft in the Classroom since late 2013. We thought you might like a recap of the most popular posts since we began. We dived into the statistics to check out what was read, shared and re-read the most. Below are our top 12 posts. Why not use your holiday time to catch up on the best of our best? Interestingly OneNote was our big star.... Read more

Just pinch me… Or ink me….

Guest Post by Matthew O'Brien - Microsoft Expert Educator A few weeks ago I had an life changing experience whilst presenting using PowerPoint. Its best summed up with the text I posted on the Microsoft Expert Innovators Yammer group:“Amazeballs!!! Did you know the pinch gesture works when presenting in PowerPoint – you can zoom in, and zoom out takes you to the... Read more

The Best of Microsoft in the Classroom in 2014

2014 has been a big year for Microsoft in the Classroom. So big that it’s been hard to keep up with all the cool new tools that Microsoft have released, refined and developed. Over the year I have blogged about many of them, but some stand out as personal favourites. Check out my top picks below, and be sure to try them for yourself in 2015! 1. OneNote Classroom... Read more

A Teacher’s Guide to using Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook Creator

Guest Post by Tamara Sullivan - Microsoft Expert Educator I have been an avid user of Microsoft OneNote in my classroom for years. I first started using the program to design unit outlines and course materials to share with my colleagues. As the technology improved, then came the ability to be able to collaboratively work on the same notebook with multiple users. Microsoft... Read more

Get support from Microsoft for accessibility questions via the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk

The Microsoft Support team run the “Microsoft Disability Answer Desk” service, and have just announced that it’s now available for Australian customers, to allow you to get telephone support from Microsoft for accessibility questions. This service allows you to call a toll-free number and speak with an expert who can provide support for accessibility questions and... Read more

OneNote: replacing a whiteboard and notebook in Geometry Classes

Guest Post by Ben Hilliam, Microsoft Expert Educator Throughout this year I have been using Microsoft OneNote with my students at St Andrew's College. Sam McNeill has a fair account of how I have been using it here with my year 9 one to one computing class, I have been constantly reflecting on how I can continue this journey. Using the SAMR model, I have currently been... Read more