Category: Office 365

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Spice up PPT with active hyperlinks, add-ins, and animations!

Ready to take PowerPoint to the next level? Try incorporating more interactive elements such as hyperlinks (Jeopardy anyone?). By editing your PowerPoint in the desktop version, you can add links right within the presentation to other slides. Templates are often available (for free or purchase) but may not have the game or content you are ...

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Flipgrid and your Office 365 Classroom

Perhaps you have taken the dive into your Office 365 with Class Notebook, One Note, and maybe have even started to explore Teams. You are sharing docs, your students are collaborating and writing in their Notebook, but are you ready to have them share their ideas vocally. Or maybe you are looking to add a new ...

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Ready for some Office updates! 

Immersive Reader, already a great tool in its own right has received some updates making it even better. The translator option is now available in Word,  OneNote, Outlook online, Teams and Flipgrid. In addition to translating into languages by word or whole text, Immersive Reader is now able to speak the language of math. After selecting an equation, launching the math button will give ...

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Hacking STEM: Microsoft Lesson Library

Ready to bring a STEM activity for your classroom? Check out the Hacking STEM Library presented by Microsoft. As Microsoft states, “Browse our library for downloadable, hands-on, teacher-tested projects and activities that use everyday materials to make STEM affordable, accessible, and fun for everyone.” Each activity includes the title of the lesson, approximate time to complete the activity, age group, materials, cost per student, ...

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Office 365, Making Collaboration a Reality

Despite the fact that student emails are not available for communication, students can still collaborate and share documents with just a few workaround steps.  Sharing a collaborative document is as easy as grabbing the Share link for the document, posting it on your website or in a Class Notebook and allowing students to work together on ...

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Sway it!

Sway is a digital presentation and storytelling tool that can be used as an alternative to PowerPoint. Since it is an app, it is available across platforms and we have free access to it with our Office 365 accounts! Sway is meant to make it easier and quicker to communicate information. Unlike PowerPoint, Sway is designed to be interactive and ...

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Advantages of creating and using Office 365, OneDrive & Desktop Shortcuts

It is Sunday night and I just realize that I need to edit my slides for my presentation Monday morning. I already have a hectic morning schedule, dogs, kids; I am a general slowpoke, etc. I left my laptop at school so now I need to leave earlier so I can get to school and ...

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ABC’s of Microsoft Forms

  Are you ready to try Forms? It is a great way to digitize and grade a quiz, survey or poll students, or even create a submission for gathering digital projects or work. Here are some of the ABC’s of Microsoft Forms: A: Add a picture or logo to format your header and theme. B: Branching options ...

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Office 365 Immersive Reader Dyslexia Awareness Month

Immersive Reader is a part of the Office Learning Tools meant to support students with dyslexia and dysgraphia. Word (online) and One Note allow students to read in the Immersive Reader view, which offers a full-screen reading experience with additional visual options. In the online version of both Word and One Note select the “View” ...

Outlook Calendar: An Introduction

Outlook Calendar offers a variety of ways to support organization and planning. It can be used for your personal (school) use, or you could use it as a communication tool with your colleagues. The Calendar can be accessed directly from your Outlook whether using the desktop version or online version. Some of the features that ...