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What is Office 365 for Education?

Office 365 contains not only the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook but also a range of powerful tools to support teaching and learning, including the amazing potential of "the cloud". The aim of our training sessions is to introduce participants to Office 365 outlining what it is and how teachers can use it both in and out of the classroom making planning and preparation more efficient.
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About Tablet Academy

Tablet Academy recently became an one of 100 official Microsoft Global Education Training Partners worldwide. As such we are a prime position to provide schools and their staff with the necessary skills to maximise the benefits of Office 365 in Education. Having trained over 2% of all teacher in the UK in the use of Microsoft technology we can ensure professional and effective training of the highest standard. Through our work in the Microsoft Showcase Classroom we have evangelised the use of Microsoft products in the classroom ranging from Minecraft Education Edition, Office 365, Sway, Office Mix and many others. Having worked with a variety of schools from high achieving ones to those facing challenges, our experienced trainers can provide a solution to the full training needs of your institution.

What does the training cover?

Training for Office 365 in Education covers the entire range of learning tools opening up a world of possibilities for both teachers and students. Here are some examples of what will be covered in these training sessions:
  • An understanding of basic Office 365 functionality and the "cloud".
  • Using Outlook Web-App to manage emails
  • Using the calendar
  • Extensive use of OneDrive for Business
  • Using OneNote as a digital notebook
  • Skype for Business
  • Discussions in Yammer
  • Use of Delve
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Microsoft MIE Academies

These Two Day, One Day, Half Day or A La Carte training courses cover a range of subjects and led to participant teachers being designated Microsoft Innovative Educators.

The range of Microsoft MIE Teacher Academies is the most cost effective way of upskilling your teaching staff to make use of the full range of Microsoft tools and discover new pedagogic practices.

On completion of Microsoft MIE Academies, teachers are well positioned to sit the Microsoft Certified Educator examination and become designated MCEs (Microsoft Certified Educators) or register and complete the Lamar University Certificate In Technology Enhanced Teaching. (www.tablet-academy.com/cert)

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Minecraft Education Edition

Microsoft Minecraft Education Edition is specially adapted for use in the classroom helping develop creativity, drive collaboration and explore problem solving in a unique open world environment. The endless possibilities at hand make Minecraft ideal for the classroom and key areas of the curriculum such as mapping and programming are covered in a fun and engaging way. Tailored specifically for schools, Minecraft Education Edition's key features include; closed and secure communities, shareable documents and portfolios, and effective communication methods for students and teachers. These all make Minecraft Education Edition a safe, secure and easy-to-use platform, perfect for the classroom!

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