Education

Updates to the OneNote Class Notebook add-in—read/unread indicators in Review Student Work and more

Since the school year started, we’ve been making improvements to the Class Notebook add-in for OneNote on the desktop, including providing teachers with the ability to quickly see updates made by students in the Review Student Work pane. —Read on for details.

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A screenshot of the new Read Aloud capability in Word for PCs that lets you have text read aloud at your preferred speed with simultaneous highlighting to promote concentration.

Accessibility in Office 365—enabling greater digital inclusion

In honor of the 2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, all Office 365 users are invited to lay the foundation for a more inclusive digital environment by discovering and using accessibility capabilities built into Office 365. —Read on to learn about new capabilities such as accessible templates, image description controls, link display name controls and accessibility checkers.

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Picture of a piece of paper being scanned with Office Lens then showing the new Immersive Reader capability

Immersive Reader and Frame Guide come to Office Lens—offering built-in accessibility

Today, we are pleased to announce two new features for Office Lens—the Immersive Reader and the Frame Guide for iOS. Combined, these new updates expand our toolbox of Learning Tools, which we first brought to OneNote and are now bringing to OneNote Online, Word for the desktop and Word Online. —Read on to learn more.

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Our school fell in love at first sight!

Do you believe in love at first sight? I do because my teachers and administrators at Coulter Grove Intermediate School in Maryville, Tennessee, have experienced it firsthand! Our story isn’t about an immediate connection between two people. Instead, our story is about an immediate connection with a digital tool called OneNote that fulfilled a need and then continued to grow with us so much that we have become inseparable!

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Office 365 October news—exciting new value coming to Windows 10

Today, Microsoft announced the Windows 10 Creators Update coming in early 2017, as well as stunning new devices: Surface Studio, Surface Dial and Surface Book with Performance Base. We were excited to showcase innovations to the Office apps which are coming first to Windows and brought to life on Surface. —Read on to learn more.

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Robin Lowell at the exhibition booth with the Microsoft Office team at Closing the Gap conference.

Accessibility in the classroom—tools that impact my students

This guest blog post written by Robin Lowell, a Microsoft Innovative Education Expert, who has years of experience working as a special education teacher and an itinerant teacher of blind and visually impaired students. At the Closing the Gap conference this week, she is partnering with Microsoft Office product managers to showcase the technologies she finds most impactful for creating inclusive learning environments.