Device Based Activation for Office365 ProPlus – Great For Education

UPDATE 2: I’ ve had a few queries about this blog post from non-US customers and so I wanted to clarify the following which was included in the original Device Based Activation instructions: Q: Where is Device Based Activation available?  A: Device Based Activation is currently available only to Microsoft US Education customers that license all of their faculty/staff for Office. To that point – Device…

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Auckland Teacher Ambassador Sessions

Already sick of your holidays and want to go back to school? Or you just like to further your knowledge of technology in the classroom? The Teacher Ambassadors are planning a catch up in Auckland during the school holidays! We will use this time to connect with other teachers using Office 365, share ideas and…

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New Zealand teacher featured on a Quick Tip video using Office Mix

We love seeing the fantastic things New Zealand teachers are doing with Microsoft technologies to improve learning outcomes on a daily basis.  Rachel Chisnall is a teacher at Dunedin's Taieri College, and is a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert. Rachel has been using Office Mix extensively in her classroom to communicate key lessons to students…

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OneNote Class Notebook and Office Mix announce new LMS integration features

The recent announcement on blogs.office.com discusses how the OneNote and Office Mix teams are been working together to integrate with all major Learning Management Systems (LMS).This is will bring a multitude of benefits to educators!  The team released three key announcements: OneNote and Office Mix are both officially certified to the IMS Global Learning Tools Interoperability…

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Announcement: a new tool for educators, Snip

Snipping is an everyday task for millions of Office users. They paste screenshots into emails, documents, presentations, notebooks, etc., and write text explaining the concept that the screen snips help illustrate. But imagine if you could dictate that story—in your own voice—and save it as part of the snip. Or you could explain an idea…

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Microsoft Event: Teaching with Technology Seminars

  Microsoft is excited to announce the return of the Teaching with Technology seminars! On the back of his successful visit to New Zealand in May 2015, Travis Smith returns in September for a week-long tour of the country! Travis will be stopping off in Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Napier and Auckland to deliver engaging sessions to…

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Three new tutorial videos created to help you get started with Office Mix!

A couple of days ago, the Office Mix Team announced that they have created a new "first run" experience to welcome new users to Office Mix and help them get started using the PowerPoint add-in.   Now, when you first download and install the Office Mix add-in and then open PowerPoint for the first time, an…

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Quick Tip video featuring New Zealand teacher Rachel Chisnall

New Zealand's very own Rachel Chisnall features on the latest Microsoft Quick Tip videos! Rachel is a secondary teacher in science and chemistry at Taieri College in Dunedin and a 2015 Microsoft Innovative Educator. It is wonderful to see a New Zealand educator on the world stage!   Whilst at the E2 Global Educator Exchange…

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New additions to Office Mix!

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLR031KMda0#t=18:0:0] Office Mix is a wonderful educational tool for making traditional PowerPoint presentations more fun and engaging! With Office Mix you can: Add voice, video and digital ink to your slides Include polls, quizzes and interactive apps Gain insights and analytics into who is viewing your lessons, and for how long Enable students to playback the lesson…

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PowerPoint gets interactive with OfficeMix

  "The Office Mix add-in for PowerPoint is a new way to tell your story with voice, video, inking, screen recording and interactive magic." Bring your lessons to life and personalize students’ learning with Office Mix. There are lots of cool things you can do with Office Mix to turn your PowerPoint slides into interactive online lessons…

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