Tag: Best Practices

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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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One hour could kick start your students’ coding

How many people write code worldwide? During Computer Science Education Week, from Dec. 5 to 11, there will be many millions. They’ll be all ages, they’ll code in more than 45 natural languages, and they’ll do their coding from over 180 countries as they participate in the fourth annual Hour of Code. The founders of Hour of Code, tech entrepreneurs Hadi and Ali... Read more

Accommodations versus modifications in an inclusive classroom

Accommodations versus modifications in an inclusive classroom

As a special education teacher, I am constantly trying to create an environment for my students with learning differences that is personalized, differentiated and yet as close to their peers’ experience as possible. In this inclusive classroom, all students work and collaborate throughout the day as much as possible. This takes planning, tools and creativity. When I work... Read more

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Announcing the new 2016-2017 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and Showcase Schools

At Microsoft, we’re passionate about our vision to empower everyone to achieve more. Every day our teams are striving to help educators expand their passion for teaching by using technology that can transform their classrooms and help their students achieve more. And, just as important, we’re committed to celebrating educators and schools that are raising the bar –... Read more

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11 New OneNote Features Teachers Will Love

While you’ve been busy teaching and innovating, the OneNote engineering team has been hard at work bringing improvements that make teachers’ lives even easier. Here are some of the many new features released in the past few months that we think you will love! You can download OneNote for free anytime. 1. Convert hand-drawn shapes into perfect-looking shapes while... Read more