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5 Quick and easy adaptations for students with learning differences

5 Quick and easy adaptations for students with learning differences

Every mainstream class contains students with learning differences. OneNote has enabled me to make learning more accessible for all of these students, whether their needs are related to dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, auditory processing disorder, ADHD, or non-specific learning difficulties. These are five quick and easy OneNote tricks I’ve used to help me make... Read more

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Here’s a 3-minute guide to get started with Minecraft: Education Edition

Minecraft: Education Edition is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. Over the last year, the Education Blog has shared how Minecraft can help your students learn to code with Code Builder, or how it might help them shed their shells and explore a virtual horizon... Read more

5 Ways to Assess in OneNote

5 Ways to assess your students in OneNote

It’s reporting time in Australia. It’s a period marked by late nights, long weekends and extraneous amounts of coffee. No teacher likes this time of term. When I first started teaching, I remember dragging home my box of assessments to mark. Not great on the back. The great news for teachers now is that conducting assessments with the help of OneNote can save your back... Read more

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I taught biology before I became a OneNote pro – my example Notebook can help you get started

About a year ago, I was getting ready to take on my first job outside of the classroom. I had just moved from being a high school biology teacher to the role of Digital Learning Specialist at Sulphur Springs High School. On top of that, I was also moving into a Microsoft district. I had very little experience with Office 365, other than Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. As I... Read more

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Try these quick tips to save time in Office Online

Over the last year, we’ve had so many opportunities to collaborate with educators and watch their important, day-to-day work in classrooms all over. It’s been a lot to take in, but if there’s one thing we just couldn’t miss, it’s how busy their day can get under the weight of zillions of tasks. Educators working with Office Online, which is part of Office 365 for... Read more

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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