Editor: Mike Tholfsen

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February 23, 2021

Pinterest pins can now be interactively embedded into OneNote and Word

Educators around the world love using Pinterest 📌 to discover and save materials, lessons plans, ideas, and digital materials for their classroom. Over the past few years, we have heard many requests for a Pinterest integration with OneNote. The OneNote binder metaphor, and the ability to easily embed Pinterest Pins interactively in OneNote, organize them, or distribute to others in OneNote Class Notebook, seemed like a great match. In addition, with our recent announcement of Microsoft Word for web support for interactive content, we’ve also added Pinterest support here as well! Today we are excited to announce the integration between Pinterest, OneNote and Word.

February 16, 2021

Instructure Announces Immersive Reader is Available Free to Canvas Users

Last week, Instructure announced that the Microsoft Immersive Reader is now freely available to all Canvas users to make content more inclusive and accessible. Canvas by Instructure is the learning platform that helps great education happen. Open, intuitive, and born in the cloud, Canvas streamlines all the digital tools and content that teachers and students love, for a simpler and more connected learning experience. Since we launched Immersive Reader as a Cognitive Service all to all partners last summer, a top request from educators and schools has been to integrate with Canvas.

February 03, 2021

Discovery Education integrates with Immersive Reader to make learning more accessible for all

Today we are excited to announce that Microsoft’s Immersive Reader has been integrated into Discovery Education’s award-winning K-12 services! Immersive Reader’s integration with Discovery Education’s dynamic services further accelerate the development of critical reading and comprehension skills while making learning more accessible for all students.

January 12, 2021

Five Essential Tips on Auto-grading for Microsoft Forms Quizzes

We have been delighted to hear that educators around the globe are using Microsoft Forms to create surveys and quizzes for their students’ learning. Whether it is your first time adding branching to create personalized formative assessments or you have been adding quizzes as Teams assignments for a long time, we want to share some best practices on how to use the auto-grading feature in your Forms quizzes.

January 06, 2021

Announcing new H5P and OneNote integration to help bring interactive content to life

As we continue listening to students and educators, we have heard many requests for OneNote integration with H5P, the tool that allows people to create, share and reuse interactive content. The OneNote binder metaphor, and the ability to easily embed H5P interactive pages in OneNote, organize them, or distribute to others in OneNote Class Notebook, seemed like a great match. Today we are excited to announce the integration between H5P and OneNote.

October 26, 2020

Record Slide Show in PowerPoint for Mac coming soon, plus additional PPT updates available today

Record Slide Show is an easy to use tool that allows you to create narrations to go along with your slides. During a time of remote meetings and learning, alternate methods of presenting are becoming more and more important in our day to day lives.

October 07, 2020

Immersive Reader comes to PowerPoint and OneDrive plus more updates for Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, and also the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM.) To mark the month of October, Microsoft has launched Dyslexia DecodEd, a 3-part webinar series with the goal to put the right information, tools and resources required to support students with dyslexia into action in every classroom. Hear from experts, advocates, and leaders from various organizations globally on their perspectives on supporting students and building teacher capacity. Register for Dyslexia Decoded today!

August 20, 2020

9 Back to School Updates for OneNote and Class Notebooks – August 2020

With back to school coming in much of the world, we wanted to make sure that educators have the tools they need to be successful, whether they are working in a hybrid learning environment, remote learning, or in person. We’ve been listening to OneNote-loving educators and students around the world, and as always, we try and ensure that their needs are met with our tools.

June 26, 2020

Editor’s Similarity checker in Microsoft Word – helping writers with originality and attribution

Writers today, both students and working professionals, have an incredible array of reference material available. It can be confusing to know when content requires attribution and how to cite it appropriately – these are learned skills that can be time-consuming to teach and difficult to remember.

April 17, 2020

Top 5 Ways Teachers Can Use Microsoft Teams During Remote Learning

Teachers are on the frontlines of enabling the sudden shift to remote learning. Within a matter of weeks, educators have had to quickly adapt their engaging, aligned, in-person lessons into online learning for their students. This incredible change has shed light on the inspiring ingenuity, passion, and commitment of those who support our communities.

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