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Quick Tip Mondays- Using OneNote to Provide Student Audio Feedback

Here’s a quick video from the Microsoft Educator Network explaining how to use OneNote to give your students audio feedback on their assignments, saving you time and enabling more comprehensive, personal communication between students and teachers. [youtube] Stay tuned for more Quick Tip Videos coming every Monday! And let us know your suggestions for other Quick Tip tutorial topics you’d like to see us create. We’re always listening!


5 Cool Things You Can Do with OneNote

1. It can do math! If you are in a meeting where figures are flying fast and furious, or you are struggling with some math and have OneNote open, you can use this program to help. Simply enter the numbers into any blank line in a note, add an = sign and hit the spacebar: e.g., (4587×2)-(3900×4)=. The answer should pop up right beside the formula. If it doesn’t, try using different symbols like the asterisk instead of x. 2. There are some great templates By default, new notes are created using a white background, or ‘paper’ as it is called in OneNote. However, you don’t have to stick with a white background, as there are actually a plethora of templates you can choose from in order to make your notes stand out. 3. It’s also a great recorder for meetings If you are in an important meeting and don’t want to miss anything, you can actually use OneNote to record proceedings. The first thing you will want to do is to create a new …

Winners of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2014 share how a selfie can diagnose aenemia.

Student Spotlight: The Power of a Selfie

Hi, everyone! Anyone who’s worked with Millenials probably knows about their affinity for selfies. Turn the camera towards yourself, snap a picture, and admire. But who knew that it could be life-saving? Anaemia is a silent killer, affecting over two billion people worldwide — including 293 million children. The red blood cell deficiency, which accounts for an astounding 20 percent of all maternal deaths, can be difficult to detect – especially where access to healthcare is limited. But thinks to the Eyenaemia app, diagnosing this threat is as simple as taking a selfie. Eyenaemia is the winning 2014 Imagine Cup project and app, developed by Jennifer Tang and Jarrel Seah, two medical students from Australia. “Every single day in the hospital, we look at ways that we can actually improve things,” says Tang. “We just think, OK, we want to find any possible way that we can solve this problem.” And they did just that. Eyenaemia is an elegantly simple, non-invasive and easily accessible screening tool for anaemia that anyone with a mobile device can …