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Today's post about a creative use of Access 2010 is by Abhay Parekh, who's in his last year of studies in engineering at the University of Mumbai in India. Abhay also teaches lower-level students how to create and use Microsoft Access databases.
For my final project, I had to create a website that tracks real-time details of flights, buses, taxis and other services for a fictional high-traffic airport. I needed a database that could feed this mass of data through my algorithm, so I could predict when and where taxis were needed.
With Office Web Apps and Windows Live SkyDrive you and your team
members can rock out a great group project without meeting in person
all of the time. Windows Live SkyDrive gives you 25 gigabytes of FREE online file
storage! Why not cash in on that? Just save your files to a shared
folder on SkyDrive and give your team members access.
Watch this short video to see how
easy it is to create a SkyDrive folder, upload files, and use Office Web Apps. Read the full post for details.
How much e-mail do you get every day? I'm guessing the answer is "too much". What with planning lessons, teaching, grading assignments, reporting to your principal and stuff, email is just another time-consuming task. How about letting your computer do some of the work?
Read the full blog post for 7 Outlook tips (including step-by-step instructions) that will save you time and help you get organized.
This post about using Office Web Apps and Windows Live SkyDrive with Office for Mac 2011 was written by Dawn Reeder, a writer for Office for Mac.
Tired of lugging your MacBook from home to school and back again? Then it's a good thing that Office for Mac 2011 works with Office Web Apps. This means you can access your documents from any computer with an Internet connection—even from … gasp … a PC!
When you save your documents to Windows Live SkyDrive, which offers 25 GB of free online storage, then you can access and edit your documents using Office Web Apps.
If you’d like to lighten your load and leave your MacBook at home, read the full blog post for details.
Kelli Etheredge uses OneNote features like shared notebooks, linked notes, and screen clipping to engage her World Literature class in a poetry lesson. It's a 2-day unit where Kelli and her 10th grade students' read, analyze, and discuss haiku and tanka forms of Japanese poetry.
It's a quick and fun lesson that let's Kelli pique her students' curiosity in poetry and develops their critical thinking skills.
Read the full blog post for instructions on how to use the OneNote features that Kelli uses in this lesson.
OneNote can help you organize and create great writing projects. The Writing Process notebook is a collection of strategies and resources that can help get you off on the right foot, whether this is your first big writing assignment or you’ve been doing this for years.
Check out the full blog post for more information. There’s also a link to the download page so you can try it yourself.
Starting from a Microsoft Publisher 2010 template, you can customize the color scheme and design to create and publish a holiday newsletter for your school—in a snap! There are a lot of great templates from Office.com to help you create a high-quality, personalized newsletter.
Click the full post to learn how to find a template, change color schemes, add and delete art.
Today's blog post is brought to you by Roxanne Kension. Roxanne is a writer for Office Web Apps and mother of a very adorable kindergartner.
When you attach a Word document in e-mail, Word Web App lets Hotmail recipients view the attachment in their web browser. They don’t even need Microsoft Word installed on their computer. This is a handy feature that lets my son’s kindergarten teacher share her class newsletter with me.
I even recorded a video showing you my experience. Click the full post to see how it works.
Did you know that May is Teacher Appreciation Month? Well, the month’s not over yet. So consider this a gentle reminder to
reconnect with those teachers who have inspired you over the years. Let
them know how much you appreciate what they do for you.
Share your teacher appreciation message!
Today's blog post is brought to you by Tami Amador. Tami is our resident math writer and overall Renaissance woman.
Today is Pi Day! That's π, as in the ratio between the circumference of a
circle and its diameter, better known as the mathematical constant
beginning with 3.14. We celebrate pi on March 14, or 3/14, because the
date represents the first three digits of π in decimal form.
In 1989, physicist Larry Shaw created Pi Day, which was celebrated at the San Francisco Exploratorium, where staff and members of the public marched in a circle and then ate fruit pies. To get in the spirit, sit back with a piece of pie and watch this hilarious parody of the well-known Eminem hit, “Lose Yourself,” which tells the tale of a Pi Day competition. And be sure to read the full blog post about this holiday for fans of the never-ending pi.