Part Two: Microsoft UK Further Education Blog top posts – July to December


Earlier this week we posted Part One: Microsoft UK Further Education Blog top posts – January to June which detailed the most popular posts this year on the Microsoft Schools Blog, based on the article with the most views each month. Here is the concluding part, counting down the top posts for July through to December…

OneNote in Education: Teachers using OneNote in the classroom (video) [July]
“Take a look at how the teachers at Cary Academy in Cary, North Carolina, seamlessly integrate OneNote into their classrooms to elevate the education of students through presentation, organization, and real-time collaboration with both students and other educators…”

Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever, including: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, Office 2010, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell and many more [August]
”FREE Microsoft eBooks! Who doesn’t love FREE Microsoft eBooks? Well, for the past few years, I’ve provided posts containing almost 150 FREE Microsoft eBooks and my readers, new and existing, have loved these posts so much that they downloaded over 3.5 Million free eBooks as of last June, including over 1,000,000 in a single week last year (and many, many more since then)…”

Oliviero Iurcovich: A Student's First Hand Experience Using Office 365 (Student Advantage) [September]
”Oliviero Iurcovich is a student at Surrey University studying International Business Management. Oliviero uses the Office 365 Pro Plus package to help him within his studies. When Oliviero first begun using the Office 365 Pro Plus package he found the transition easy and straight forward. He was already confident in the use of PowerPoint, Word and Excel so found it a simple changeover…”

A straightforward Office 365 Training Guide made by teachers for teachers! [October]
”One of the best sources of advice and tuition on a product are the end users who can speak from a position of experience and impartiality. That’s why we’re always pleased to pass on the findings and opinions of our customers, as more often than not the use cases they talk about will be applicable to a much larger subset of our existing and future users. We recently came across a fantastic resource from the United States, put together by the Grant Wood Area Education Agency. This particular guide was designed to help when it comes to schools using Office 365…”

40,000 Hour of Code events already organised – how to plan your own [November]
“Recently we posted about Hour of Code, and how teachers, children and parents can take it upon themselves to learn about coding, and get involved themselves. As part of this joint initiative with Code.org, we are encouraging students to try it, schools and organisations to host it, and everyone to support it…”

OneNote for teachers, Skype Document Chat and more from our Expert Educators [December]
”Last week our MIE Minute newsletter went out to all of our new Microsoft Innovative Expert Educators, containing their welcome packs and other useful information. Some of this content is relevant to anyone in education, and we wanted to share these items with as wide an audience as possible, so here are three pieces which we hope you’ll find valuable…”

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That’s it from us for 2014! May we take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy New Year, and we look forward to continuing to help push education forwards with you well into 2015 and beyond.

- the Microsoft UK Education Team


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