04 March 2021

Mars Rover Sends Back Panoramic Views and First Audio

Mars Rover Sends Back Panoramic Views and First Audio


Perseverance captured its first high-resolution panorama of its surroundings during 
its third day on Mars. Zoom in to see some of the areas mission scientists are keen to explore.



First-of-its-kind footage taken from multiple cameras on the rover, parachute and 
spacecraft lets you experience this Mars landing as if you were riding alongside the 
Perseverance rover.


You’ve seen Mars, now hear it in the first audio recordings captured by one of the 
two microphones on the Mars Perseverance rover.

Click below

#mars #NASA #space 

 Wakelet

I have been using Wakelet recently again and I really think it is awesome!

They have a 9 page official guide to Wakelet that goes from creating an account, 
to creating your first collection to amazing ways to use Wakelet.


Click below to get the guide.


#wakelet #distance Learning  #remote learning #Education

18 February 2021

Microsoft Digital Literacy Part 2

 Microsoft Digital Literacy Part 2

I have loaded the second part in a Youtube channel, but I thought it might
also be easier if I used this in Wakelet.


To get the YouTube Part 2 of the Digital Literacy, click below:


Wakelet Part 1


# Microsoft Digital Literacy #Microsoft #Microsoft Edge #MIEExpert #education #Microsoft Educator Network #technology #edtech #MIEExpert #TeachersMatter

17 February 2021

Microsoft Digital Literacy

 Microsoft Digital Literacy

I believe that everyone should know how to use a computer.
There are so many courses out there, but some of them are really expensive.

Over the course of the next few days I will create playlists that
will allow you to take the Microsoft Digital Literacy course and pass.

It is a FREE course from Microsoft which will show you competence.

Click below to get to the playlist

# Microsoft Digital Literacy #Microsoft #Microsoft Edge #MIEExpert #education #Microsoft Educator Network #technology #edtech #MIEExpert #TeachersMatter

16 February 2021

Code.org

 Code.org

I know I have blogged on this before, but that was ages ago and I have
rediscovered how great this is, with all new versions.



Of course you can do the hour of code in this, but the site has expanded so much.
There are so many brilliant things that you can do.
There is a learning path for Junior, Middle and High Schools.
There are complete teacher solutions with lesson plans, differentiated leaning,
student assessment and even professional learning spaces.

I am so impressed with this and I cannot believe that this is all FREE!


#MIEExpert  #MSFTEdu #technology #edtech #MIEExpert #TeachersMatter #coding #hourofcode #code #programming #code.org

15 February 2021

Microsoft Office Options

 Microsoft Office Options

I am very impressed with the various options  of Microsoft.


I was part of a online forum last week and I was mentioning how good the
free version of A1 is.  When you look at the differences, there is not much less
than you are getting for the paid version.  You are able to run a complete
education institution or school with the free version.

If you want to see the options in greater detail, click below.


#Microsoft #Microsoft Edge #MIEExpert #education #Microsoft Educator Network #Teams 

10 February 2021

10 New Features in Microsoft Teams for 2021

 10 New Features in Microsoft Teams for 2021

These new updates in Microsoft Teams are out in 2021,

and include Whiteboard in Microsoft Teams channels, Presenter View in Teams meetings, SharePoint updates, Disable Meeting Chat in Teams, and a lot of Teams and Outlook updates. Microsoft Teams new features are always rolling out and updating, so this can help you keep up with the latest updates. 📝 Table of contents 0:00 Introduction 0:10 Whiteboard in Channels 1:47 Presenter View in Teams Meetings 3:56 Files improvements, pinning files and folders 4:39 Files View improvements from SharePoint 5:29 Drag Outlook file into Teams (Desktop) 5:57 Disable Teams Meeting Chat 9:03 Set Default in Outlook web to always be a Teams meeting 9:51 Launch Teams from Chat icon in Outlook web 10:01 Outlook web and Teams meetings Join options are expanded 10:34 Teams Channel Calendar

#Microsoft #Microsoft Edge #MIEExpert #education #Microsoft Educator Network #Teams

29 January 2021

How to file a support ticket with Microsoft and get help for any education product

 How to file a support ticket with Microsoft and get help for any education product

One of the problems I sometimes have is trying to get support specifically
for education products and although you can go to forums where there
is great help, but sometimes you do not find the answers you need.

Click the link below to create a Microsoft Education Support ticket.
Quick and easy.  You do need a Microsoft account to sign in with.

#Microsoft #Microsoft Edge #MIEExpert #education #Microsoft Educator Network #Teams 

26 January 2021

Microsoft Teams large gallery view

 Microsoft Teams large gallery view

One of the problems with Teams is that you cannot see your entire class
at the same time.  There are now 2 different functions that you can use to change that.

Personally I like the large gallery view which allows up to 49 video feeds at the same time.
To use this feature however, you need at least 10 people sharing their video.


#Microsoft #Microsoft Edge #MIEExpert #education #Microsoft Educator Network #Teams 

20 January 2021

Microsoft Teams limit: Call duration, maximum participants, channel size and more

 Microsoft Teams limit: 
Call duration, maximum participants, channel size and more


Microsoft now allows all paid users to have up to 300 members 
(previously 250) on a video call. This has been recently increased 
from its initial 100 member limit, to help better compete with the 
likes of Zoom and Google Meet. Free users can only host video calls 
with up to 20 members.



#Microsoft #Microsoft Edge #MIEExpert #education #Microsoft Educator Network #Teams 

19 January 2021

Microsoft Teams History

 Microsoft Teams History

 

There is a new Microsoft Teams update that is being rolled out in 
February on the desktop client that I am really looking forward to.
We will now be able to use a history menu that displays a person's
recently visited locations.  You can hover over the back and forward
button and this will give you access to previous locations easier.
If you press Ctrl + Shift + H it will open the new history menu.

Excellent


#Microsoft #MIEExpert #education #Microsoft Educator Network #Distance Learning

18 January 2021

Remote Learning in Education: Easy Office 365 Tips and Tricks

 Remote Learning in Education: Easy Office 365 Tips and Tricks



This is really useful 1 hour webinar that is available from Microsoft that discusses
various tools and tips that you can use during lockdown.

Fortunately if you missed it, you can watch the recording of this.
You need to fill in a form with your details and you can then watch it.


#Microsoft #Microsoft Edge #MIEExpert #education #Microsoft Educator Network #Teams

17 January 2021

Top 25 Microsoft Forms tips and tricks for 2021

Top 25 Microsoft Forms tips and tricks for 2021

    

I use forms all the time and I love the fact that you can do quizes
that mark themselves.  I can use this at the beginning of a topic to see how 
much prior knowledge they have or at the end of a module to see what gaps
the students are missing.  What I also like about this is that it keeps an 
Excel document so it becomes easy to see the progress the students have made
over the course of a module.

📝 Table of contents 0:00 Introduction 0:20 New Forms Home page Layout 1:05 Tile view vs. Table View 1:20 Likert question type 2:28 NPS (Net Promoter Score) question type 2:52 Sections in Microsoft Forms 4:06 Improved Themes with Forms "Ideas" 4:35 Branching in Forms 6:05 Upload a File when answering question 7:31 Immersive Reader in Forms 9:09 Math Keyboard in Forms 10:39 Print a Form and Print Forms Summary 11:22 Shuffle Forms questions 12:04 Set start date/time or end date/time 12:47 Get a link to the summary of Form responses 13:32 Customized message at the end of your Form 13:53 Duplicate a Form (Make your own copy) 15:07 Share or collaborate on a Form 16:12 Multilingual Forms 17.21 Outlook quick polls with Microsoft Forms 18:31 Excel integration with Microsoft Forms 20:04 Microsoft Teams integration with Microsoft Forms 21:00 OneNote integration with Microsoft Forms 22:24 PowerPoint integration with Microsoft Forms 23:13 Stream integration with Microsoft Forms


#Microsoft #Microsoft Edge #MIEExpert #education #Microsoft Educator Network #Teams #Forms

16 January 2021

Top 18 OneNote Class Notebook tips and tricks for 2021

 Top 18 OneNote Class Notebook tips and tricks for 2021

If you are new to OneNote or an expert, this one is for you.

Some of the tips are how to lock or unlock coloration space, how to enable
the Class Notebook toolbar, how to delete distributed pages and many more.

#Microsoft #Microsoft Edge #MIEExpert #education #Microsoft Educator Network #Teams #OneNote

15 January 2021

Microsoft Education at FETC and TCEA 2021

 Microsoft Education at FETC and TCEA 2021

This looks like another good way to see best practices from
around the world and how you can implement these into your
classroom.

Click below to get all the information


#Microsoft #Microsoft Edge #MIEExpert #education #Microsoft Educator Network #Teams

12 January 2021

Microsoft Polls

 Microsoft Polls

This is a really innovative new idea that you can now use in your online classes.

You can use Forms and create a poll in advance that you can use as a
poll or quiz during your class.




Really easy to use.
Click below to see the entire article.

#Microsoft #Microsoft Edge #MIEExpert #education #Microsoft Educator Network #Teams 

10 January 2021

Microsoft Breakout Rooms

 Microsoft Breakout Rooms

This is another great feature that will make your life a bit easier.

Instead of only having one class, you can now use the breakout rooms
for different groups.
You can assign the rooms automatically or you can assign them manually. 


Click below to get the PDF.

#Microsoft #Microsoft Edge #MIEExpert #education #Microsoft Educator Network #Teams 

09 January 2021

Ask Mike Anything (AMA) | Q&A about all things Microsoft or anything else on your mind

Ask Mike Anything (AMA) | 
Q&A about all things Microsoft or anything else on your mind 

This should be absolutely brilliant!!


Mike will be available to answer any of your Microsoft questions live via Youtube.
This also means that if you miss it, it will be available for you to watch later.

 Jan 20th @ 2pm PST


#Microsoft #Microsoft Edge #MIEExpert #education #Microsoft Educator Network 

04 January 2021

Microsoft Education Center

 

Microsoft Education Center



This is a really great place to do cpd, enrichment and keep up with your knowledge!

Plus it is all FREE!

Click below to access the site:


#Microsoft #Microsoft Edge #MIEExpert #education #Microsoft Educator Network 

02 January 2021

Microsoft Edge Top 10 Features

 Microsoft Edge Top 10 Features

I know that we are using Microsoft Edge to surf the web and do some other things, but have a look at the features you might not be using!

Table of contents

0:00 Vertical Tabs 1:10 Read Aloud and Immersive Reader 3:20 QR code generator 4:28 Collections 5:49 Web Capture (screenshot) 7:20 Profiles 8:40 Privacy Settings for Tracking 9:27 PDF Read Aloud and Ink/Draw on PDF 10:14 Sync Edge extensions and other info 11:14 Dark mode

My personal favourite is the QR Code Generator!!!


#Microsoft #Microsoft Edge #MIEExpert #education #Microsoft Educator Network #Microsoft Edge

01 January 2021

Making the most of Teams in the classroom

  Making the most of Teams in the classroom

This is an absolutely great introductory course that is 1 hour long and
is available from the Microsoft Educator Center.



#Microsoft #Microsoft Educator Network  #MIEExpert,