What’s New in Microsoft EDU | Episode 37


– Oh, we have a clap. Oh, that’s so cool. (hands clap) – Good day everyone, as you can see, I’m in the Windows 10 Video Editor. Educators like you have been asking for a full featured set of video creation and editing tools that inspire students to tell stories and express themselves
in this digital world. And guess what? It’s already on your Windows 10 device. Let me show you how easy it is. Now I would normally
start with an intro like, this is what’s new in EDU where we bring you all the latest innovation
and announcements in education technology. Add an effect, if you like. Next, let’s add a title card. (upbeat instrumental music) Now we recently asked you on social what you’d like to see
more of in these episodes, and what would help you the most? Victoria commented that she’d like to see. – [Victoria] More information on creating an inclusive math classroom, please. – This is so important, as STEM continues to be such a priority. Great comment Victoria. Since your a math teacher, we have Math Assistant in One Note online. Students can create practice math quizzes to work on problems, just
like the one they’ve created. And in this math pane, you can
launch the Immersive Reader for step-by-step math solutions. We’ve also launched an interactive guide for Inclusive Math. Victoria also mentioned that she had. – [victoria] Tons of resources, if you’d like to collaborate. – So of course we did, we visited her to hear how she creates
an inclusive classroom. – Thanks Mark, I’m excited to share my tips and tricks with you all. Here are my top four. Tip number one, student created forms
through Microsoft Forms. You can actually make feedback
trackers through Forms, both before and after
assessments, quizzes, tests, whatever you want. You ask students how they
did, how they wanted to do, and what they can do to improve or either keep their grade. This is great in subjects like math, because Forms has math notation, which is something I’m really not seeing from any other platform right now. Tip number two, is Your Voice,
Your Choice in honesty hour. These are great ways in
teams, classroom websites, or Forms to see how the kids
are doing in your classroom. For example, for honesty
hour with my students through a Microsoft form,
I’ll ask them in math class did you study, be honest. And from there, we can
export those results to an Excel, and I can
compile the information to see if their classroom
expectations match up with their actual performance in my room. For tip number three, we’re
gonna do digital breakouts. So if you’ve done a physical breakout, it usually comes with a lock box, and several locks and clues. To speed up the process,
you can use Microsoft Forms, and you can actually
drop clues in sections for students to solve. Once they’re done with
that particular section, it takes them to the next one. And with Immersive Reader, you can actually have
students integrate that if they maybe struggle with a language, or maybe if they’re
English language learners. Tip number four, is correct or incorrect, which you can also do
through Forms or Word. With digital inking, notation, and also just different capabilities, you can drop in questions and images, and have students spot,
circle, or annotate what is right or not
right about each problem. Thanks for tuning in
for my tips and tricks. You can follow me on Twitter
at Victoria The Tech, I’d love to connect with you all. Back to you Mark. – Thanks Victoria. Let’s change the music. Okay, great. Now we have a variety of
learning tools that are free and available in the products that you use in the classroom everyday. If you’re wondering how to get started, this one stop Immersive Reader page on the Microsoft Educator Center is a great training guide. It shows all of the apps and platforms, as well as many helpful links. I know Victoria mentioned this, but you have to check out
Immersive Reader in Forms. Big deal, especially for
the inclusive classroom. Now let’s talk Hacking STEM, but let’s make a transition. Without opening up a web browser, let’s search for a transition slide, add a title card, and now we’re off. Starting this November,
the world will celebrate the 20 year anniversary
of humans living aboard the International Space Station. We partnered with NASA to
develop eight new lesson plans, including The Things
Astronauts Need To Consider When Living In Space, and
these lessons are free. Here’s how Ashley is using
the Hacking STEM lesson in her classroom in Fishers, Indiana. – Thanks, hi. I’m Ashley, and I teach
Biomedical Innovations here in Fishers, Indiana. Our class is all based about solving health related problems, and so the Astro Sock
activity was a perfect fit, because it allowed us to concentrate on the health of an astronaut, while working through the design process. We have some examples to share with you, so our first example
here of our Astro Sock. Hey guys, what did you
learn during this activity? – One of the things we learned was how to use our past design
to inspire new modifications. – Perfect, I have another
example down here. Ladies, what did you learn
during this activity? – One of the things we learned
was to think outside the box using limited resources. – Good, we enjoyed Hacking STEM, and we hope you will try it too. Thanks, back to you. – [All] Astro socks! – Thanks Ashley, teaching
STEM empowers learners to develop critical skills. Now a lot of you mentioned also wanting to learn more about coding, so we’ve compiled a few great resources. Computer Science education
week is coming, get ready, the second week in December. Start planning fun hour of code activities with any of the Make Code editors. And if you’ve never gone
to makecode.com before, check it out. We have free and fun projects for learners at different levels. Now let’s get into Events. Eric from Columbus, Georgia, take it away. – Hey everybody, it is Mr. Crouch. I’m a fifth grade teacher in. – [All] Columbus, Georgia. – And my students and I are so excited to be joining everyone this year for Microsoft Global
Learning Connection Event, formally known as Skype-a-Thon,
November fifth and sixth. It’s gonna be amazing,
because we love Skype. We love Mystery Skype, we love everything. We love bringing in experts, and we cannot wait to join all of you. That’s November fifth and sixth,
we’ll see all of you there. Bye everybody, we’ll see you soon. – [All] Bye. – Thanks Eric, how inspiring and fun. We’re excited to be on this
journey together with all of you to learn from you. If you have any recommendation or ideas on what you’d like
to see next month, reach out. And for all the info and
resources I mentioned, check out the links below or in the blog, and make sure to try our
Video Editor for yourself. You can add really cool effects, maybe some autumn leaves falling, because it’s that time
of the year over here, or a confetti fountain
coming out of my hands. Thank you, and see you next time. – Did we do it?
– I don’t know, but we cut. – [Victoria] Cut, yeah. Did I do it right? – Yay.
– Okay.

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