Sway updates, Guest Speakers via Skype in the Classroom and more – the MIE Minute Newsletter

You may recall that a couple of weeks ago we shared with you some of the topics and information contained within the MIE Minute – a fortnightly newsletter sent out to our Microsoft Innovative Educators and MIE-Experts. The latest edition has since gone to press, and we are pleased to once again be sharing some of this content to our wider education audience, so here are the things we think you’ll find useful:

OneNote Class Notebook Creator Updates

The new OneNote Class Notebook Creator takes OneNote to the next level, letting teachers set up a personal workspace for every student, a content library for handouts, and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities -- all within one powerful notebook. Based on feedback from educators around the globe, we're pleased to announce that we’ve enhanced OneNote Class Notebook Creator to make it even more powerful.

We also asked our MIE-Experts what their favourite way to use OneNote in the classroom is, and there’s no reason why the whole education community cannot weigh in with their own views. Post your answer on Twitter with #MIEExpert15 and #OneNote we'll feature best answers in the next edition of the MIE Minute!


OneNote in Education Blog

The OneNote in Education blog is now live! There's so much potential for OneNote in the classroom- learn about all the ways you can use the app to increase creativity, collaboration, and efficiency in the classroom with tips, tricks, and updates straight from the OneNote Team!


Exciting Updates to Sway – try them now!

It's now easier than ever to create awesome presentations in Sway with Bing Images integrated into the tool. By continuously analysing the content you’ve already included, Sway can now even suggest related Bing image searches you can choose to perform even if you never use those specific terms in your text! Read more on the Office blog: Bringing more search and more intelligence to Sway.

Sway is still in preview mode, but it is also now open to anyone who wishes to try Sway now.


Invite a Computer Scientist to Speak With Your Students via Skype in the Classroom!

Anyone who followed the Hour of Code closely earlier this month may have read about how teachers can book guest speakers to talk to their students via Skype in the Classroom. They have smart, passionate and engaging tech industry professionals who would love to talk to your class about their jobs. Whether it’s career education or just understanding the different roles available in technology, Skype in the Classroom can help you find the right people to inspire your students. Click here to learn more and find a guest speaker.


That's it for 2014 in terms of the MIE Minute Newsletter, but we have plenty of exciting things planned for the new year… Keep an eye on this blog to stay up to date!

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