Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Free Teaching Resources From Microsoft Education

Back in 2010 I wrote a post highlighting some of the great (and free) resources from Microsoft Education. Well I am back to update that information because they have added some more handy guides for the classroom.

For me, one of the more handy guides was the Digital Storytelling guide. Hopefully we know that when we give students the opportunity to create something related to what they are learning they are more likely to remember what they have learned and be able to apply it in the future. In this guide there are tons of examples of how projected-based learning helps improve student achievement and how digital storytelling is one, easy way to introduce project learning to your students. There are also lots of handy tips on taking pictures, recording audio and ideas for lessons. On the digital story telling site there are video examples and templates you can download right into Photostory for easy use.

Another great guide is the Developing Critical Thinking Through Web Research Skills. In it you will find lessons, strategies and ideas to help you and your students develop good search habits and better understand where their information comes from.

There are a bunch of others as well:

  • Movie Maker
  • Microsoft Office
  • Using OneNote
  • Windows 7 In The Classsroom
  • Microsoft And The Math Classroom
  • Accessibility

The TeachTech Twitter feed is another place to pick up some good ideas and content as well.

So head over to Microsoft in Education site and check out the guides and the other content they have to offer as well.

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