Updates to inking, OneNote Class and Staff Notebooks, OneNote Web Clipper and more

Those of you who keep your ears to the ground for product news and updates, or who regularly read the OneNote blog, may already be aware of the latest features and functionality that can be found within OneNote, but it never hurts to recirculate this news on our blogs so that people don’t miss out! The most recent OneNote roundup included news around the latest updates to inking, OneNote Class and Staff Notebooks, OneNote Web Clipper and more. The full article can be found on the main Office blog, but here is a summary of what’s covered.


Guest post: Oxford Computer Group – managing identity, devices and data in Higher Education

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Attracting students.  Providing them with a world class experience.  Helping them build a successful career.  There’s no disputing the upside of the cloud.  But balancing device and identity management along with information protection in this brave new world can prove challenging. Universities in the UK rank among the best in the world.


Less than two weeks until #HackTheClassroom – register your place

In less than two weeks thousands of members of the global educator community will be coming together once again for our #HackTheClassroom online event. As well as having the opportunity to hear and share ideas, virtual attendees will get to take part in a number of activities and sessions during the two hours. Many members of the #MIEExpert programme and members of the Microsoft team will shape the agenda, as well as thought leaders from the industry. The theme for the event is “Small steps to big impact: Teaching in the 21st Century Classroom”, and further details on some of the topics covered in the agenda can be found in this post.


How the restructured Educator Community better supports educators

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We’re pleased to share the news of updates to the Microsoft Educator Community, based on feedback from you – the users! The site itself has undergone a significant makeover, with a new layout and structure designed to better support educators around the world. Packed full of fantastic teacher resources such as lesson plans, CPD course, quick tip videos, badges, discussions and the hugely popular Skype in the Classroom virtual fieldtrips, the Microsoft Educator Community is everything a teacher needs to develop, all in one place.


Diversions and Distractions – Gerald Haigh’s thoughts on conversation through technology

The following post is written by Gerald Haigh, and explores the resistance to change that can be evident when there is a paradigm shift in the way we communicate with one another. Obviously this has clear parallels in the classroom, where the best method for presenting and communicating new information to and between students is hotly debated – particularly the role that technology can play.


“Small steps to big impact” – Register now for Hack The Classroom, September 24th

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Hack The Classroom is back! On Saturday 24th September educators from all over the world will come together to share ideas, experiences, insights and conversation, as the education community as a whole looks to drive further innovation in the classroom through the use of technology. The theme for this live event will be “small steps to big impact”, and joining host Anthony Salcito is a line-up of exciting industry speakers and trailblazing educators, featuring many hacks created by teachers from around the world.


Learning Tools for OneNote supports more languages and themes and is now generally available

In any given class of students, there may well be some learners with individual difficulties. They may be physical impairments related to vision, problems with hearing, or other mental struggles that make it harder for them to understand and engage with different communication mediums or particular aspects of day to day classroom activities. Not only…


7 days left to claim your FREE UPGRADE to Windows 10

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Windows 10 launched on 29th July 2015, almost a year ago to the day. Upon launch we also announced that users of qualified Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices could upgrade to Windows 10 in the first year following the official launch. We’re here to remind you that the deadline is approaching, and time is running out for you and your school to receive your free upgrade.