Tag: Educator Guides

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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

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7 New ways to use Microsoft MakeCode for Minecraft: Education Edition

The Microsoft MakeCode platform uses a hands-on approach to computing education, bringing computer science to life for all students with fun projects, immediate results, and both block and text editors suitable for learners at various levels. Microsoft MakeCode supports physical computing devices like the micro:bit and Circuit Playground, letting students create robots,... 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

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7 amazing hacks for teachers to use in class today

A hack can be defined as a clever solution to a tricky problem. As people who face many tricky problems on a daily basis, teachers could definitely use a few class hacks to help them save time and to be more efficient. Here are some nifty hacks from Microsoft Innovative Educators (MIE), all under one minute, with innovative ways to use existing technology. To hear more... Read more