MEC Monday: Class Hacks from #HackTheClassroom


We’re back with another ‘MEC Monday’ blog post, bringing you some highlights from the wide array of courses, activities, materials and lesson plans that can be found on the Microsoft Educator Community.

Last week we took a look at the training course ‘Introduction to Microsoft Classroom’, which comprises three interactive tutorials, followed by a quiz to assess understanding of the material, as well as earn participants points towards their MEC badges.

Today we’re going to look at some of the everyday hacks that educators from all over the world shared during the recent #HackTheClassroom event, which can be found within the Courses and Resources section on the Microsoft Educator Community:

Class Hacks from #HackTheClassroom

On September 24, thousands of educators around the world joined for two hours of hacking, innovation, and inspiration. During the broadcast, we showed live five of the Class Hack submissions we received, but that’s just a teaser of the many amazing Class Hack videos submitted by educators.

Click here to view the full selection of Class Hacks on the MEC

Included in the selection of Class Hacks is a contribution from Sarah Clark, a #MIEExpert based here in the UK! As a secondary school biology teacher, a significant amount Sarah’s classroom time is spent conducting practical investigations and experiments, during which it’s not always possible for students to take notes (especially when hands are mucky from dissections!).

Her hack involves making use of the video recording aspect of OneNote, and the ability to share and annotate the pictures and other media that students add to class notebooks:

There are lots more of the #HackTheClassroom team’s favourite submissions to be found on the MEC, as well as those Class Hacks that won awards at last month’s event.


We’ll be back next week with another highlight from the MEC, but why wait?! Explore all of the CPD resources, lesson plans, Mystery Skype activities and engage in discussions with educators from around the world at your own pace by joining the Microsoft Educator Community now!

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