Many of today's teachers strive to utilize the latest technology to help create engaging lessons that also teach students valuable skills along with curriculum. To make it easier for teachers to learn about current technology, Microsoft provides a range of training, events, and professional development programs.
Microsoft has published a set of new online courses called Microsoft Teacher Academies, which are available for free to teachers looking for training and professional development. The online courses are designed to empower educators with the ability to effectively integrate Microsoft's tools in teaching and learning. Courses help bring 21st century technology including Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft OneNote, Skype for Business, and OneDrive into classrooms.
Each three-hour online course is interactive and provides education scenarios that cover topics from collaboration and communication, to organizing and preparing lessons, and increasing daily productivity.
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OneNote is your digital notebook for capturing and organizing everything across your devices. Jot down your ideas, keep track of classroom and meeting notes, clip from the web, and much more. The course guides educators to create digital notebooks and it demonstrates ways to enhance one's productivity by using different OneNote features, such as tagging, page templates, and drawing tools.
By having access to Office Online anytime, anywhere, educators and students are able to organize and prepare for projects using OneNote, build on each other's ideas and provide peer reviews using Word, collect ideas through the Excel Survey tool, and present their learning using PowerPoint; all within a collaborative space in OneDrive.
Educators and students now have a seamless experience, whether using their Windows computer, tablet, or mobile phone. Windows 8 enables everyone to work and learn anywhere, anytime, anyway they like as the experience becomes personalized for the individual while making work easier and more productive. This course demonstrates Windows 8 and the powerful tools it offers; empowers educators to set up email, navigate the Windows 8 desktop; and work with charms, apps, and tiles.