Create a simple New Year greeting using Microsoft PowerPoint…

It is very simple to create  a lovely New Year’s greeting to put on Facebook or a blog using Microsoft PowerPoint. It takes next to no time! We have done this for two year’s running now. What do you need PowerPoint installed on your device or you can use the free PowerPoint online found in OneDrive A free PowerPoint template Some creativity… Steps to creating an image greeting 1. Search for Free Happy New Year PowerPoint templates using your browser. I came up with a selection from a site c...

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MIEExpert Spotlight for South Africa #1: Warren Sparrow talks about using OneNote, Sway and Office Mix in the classroom

Microsoft and SchoolNet SA recently congratulated the 61 new 2016 South African and Lesotho Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts who have been selected to be part of the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert programme for 2015-2016. In this series of posts we will be highlighting these MIEExperts. We thought we would start with Warren Sparrow Warren is the Head of Information and Communications Technology at Rondebosch Boys’ Preparatory School.  Warren in the news! Warren has re...

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Have you visited the new Microsoft Educator Community (MEC) recently?

Microsoft says, “Education can change the world. At Microsoft, we believe that education is the single most important investment in the future of individuals, communities, nations, and the world – that it is vital to sustainable social and economic success. It is also a fundamental human right. But the reality is that education globally faces a crisis; a crisis of resources, time, and support.” To this effect Microsoft is continually bringing new ideas to teachers in a myriad of ways. One ...

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Get access to quality learning content 24/7 with Microsoft Math

The 2015 school year has ended but make a note to get your Grade 10-12s in 2016 registered with the free Microsoft Math program available at https://math.microsoft.com. Your students can access this application after hours – all the material is CAPS compliant and can be accessed from a smart phone, tablet or laptop/desktop. Microsoft Math makes the learning experience personal, engaging and exciting. Students can do math exercises, read theory, learn from examples, and take tests. Microsoft...

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The 2015 Microsoft Global Skypeathon is over but what an achievement!

Yes, the Microsoft Global Skypeathon is over but what an achievement! In the last couple of weeks Microsoft has been advertising this great event on all its social media platforms. The planned date was the 3rd and 4th December. The goal was that Microsoft’s Global Skype-a-Thon would attempt to travel a million virtual miles during the two day event! It seemed an ambitious goal. However the final result was 3 million miles over the two days! That’s 120 times around the world in 2 days! If you go t...

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South African teachers please follow the Microsoft Global Skype-a-thon on Dec 3 and Dec 4 2015 – hashtag #skypathon

A message from Microsoft South Africa ”At Microsoft, we believe a powerful way to learn is from each other.  That’s why we are hosting an event to empower students and educators around the globe to do just that. We will hosting a  Global Skype-a-Thon on December 3rd and 4th to celebrate learning without borders by hoping to reach a goal of one million virtual miles travelled in 48 hours. Everyone who participates in the Skype-a-thon will share their “travels” in a fun and creati...

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