How the Modern Librarian is Guiding Research in the Online Era

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Teaching proper research methods is about so much more than enabling students to turn in the perfect paper. When done thoroughly, it imbues them with the ability to evaluate resources for credibility, avoid misleading misinformation and mount a cogent argument. Teaching students how to research is about empowering them to think critically, both in the…


MIE Spotlight: Megan Lipinczyk on Student Empowerment and Collaboration Through OneNote

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  The MIE Spotlight welcomes Megan Lipinczyk, a 5th grade educator from Tampa, Florida. Megan uses OneNote to foster both expression, collaboration, peer-to-peer, and even peer-to-adult teaching with her students.   Hi, everyone! I’m SO excited to be a guest for the MIE Spotlight. Let’s start with a little background about myself: Born in Tampa,…


New Education Category in Visio Pro for Office 365

Years of research suggest students learn best when presented new material in diverse and interactive ways. Gone are the days of lecture-only classrooms; today, educators incorporate a variety of methods to boost learning outcomes. One of those methods, of course, is visual. We’re excited to announce new Microsoft and third-party templates for Visio Pro for…


An incredible journey: Skype-a-Thon participants travel the world for life-changing learning

Skype-a-thon, November 29-30, Connecting classrooms around the world
Skype-a-thon, November 29-30, Connecting classrooms around the world

When we connect classrooms, we can change the world. And thanks to last week’s Global Education Skype-a-Thon, teachers and students from over 75 countries were empowered to do just that, traveling nearly 10 million miles (for perspective, that’s enough to circle the earth 394 times!) to celebrate global learning and diversity. For 48 hours, Skype-a-Thon…


HackingSTEM: Using Computational Thinking to Understand Earthquakes

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Happy Computer Science Education Week! Millions of students worldwide are in the process of discovering the possibilities of instructing machines to accomplish tasks. Whether completing the Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial, or watching a Pixar In a Box episode on Khan Academy, the spirit of discovery, experimentation and the art of Computer Science is celebrated…


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…


Join our next OneNoteQ TweetMeet to Share Your “Best Of 2016 Moments”

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  Join our next #OneNoteQ TweetMeet to Share Your “Best Of 2016 Moments”   During 2016, the OneNote team launched more than 36 new OneNote features that educators won’t want to miss in our blog here. And to celebrate a successful year together, we’re inviting all OneNote avengers to share #Bestof2016 OneNote experiences in our…


OneNote’s Best of 2016: A year in review including over 36 new reasons to try OneNote

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OneNote Ink Effects on Windows

Guest post by Marjolein Hoekstra from OneNote Central @OneNoteC. Over the past year, the OneNote Team have steadily pushed out an impressive number of new features and improvements including over 36 new features for education. This blog includes an overview of those new features with links to relevant announcements and coverage by the OneNote community.   OneNote…


Seeing really is believing with PowerPoint Designer and Morph

Whether you teach math, science, history or English, there’s no overlooking the impact strong visuals can have on a classroom. Captivating images, graphics and motion effects give life to the material in ways that students find more engaging, more memorable and, quite simply, more fun. Today, two new PowerPoint tools, Designer and Morph, are making…


Leveraging Power BI on a University Campus to Efficiently Track Student Success

Guest post by Ken Nelson, MD, MS who is the Associate Director of the Office of Educational Effectiveness and the Institutional Researcher at Loma Linda University in California.   The benefits of academic dashboards are frequently presented, yet the high cost of many solutions leave small institutions struggling to find a viable option. The university I…