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The EdTech Team is excited to announce that registration is now open for the Fresno Educational Technology Conference taking place on June 8, 2024 at McLane High School! 🎉

Get ready for “a tropical cruise through educational technology tools” at the Fresno EdTech Conference! Registration opened on April 8th and spots are filling up fast. Don’t miss out on engaging breakout sessions, delicious meals, exciting raffles, and an inspiring keynote by Microsoft’s Mike Tholfsen. The breakout sessions will be focused on effective classroom technology integration practices. Teachers will be compensated at the supplementary rate.

Get ready to embark on a fantastical journey …

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If you follow this blog, you are probably aware of Microsoft Copilot, an AI tool available to all staff. In today’s post, I would like to share Magic School, a great tool specifically designed to help teachers get started with generative AI. What I like about Magic School is the variety of use cases it provides to support teacher planning and how it guides us through writing good prompts.

For example, you can find specific generators for creating comprehension questions based on a video or text. You can also generate rubrics, sentence starters, parent emails, group projects, ice-breakers, and more …

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new teams update

As you may know, the new Microsoft Teams desktop app has been available to upgrade on your devices in the recent weeks. We have some important new updates regarding the permanent switch to the New Microsoft Teams that you will want to know.

Opt-In Until March 19, 2024

The new Teams desktop app is currently available for you to switch on at your convenience. You will find the opt-in switch at the top left corner of the Teams app. All users, including students and staff will be switched to the New Teams app on March 19, 2024. This will give us the …

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Forms

Microsoft Forms is our go-to app in FUSD for creating online surveys, quizzes, and polls in minutes. Whether you want to collect feedback, measure satisfaction, test knowledge, or gather data, Microsoft Forms is “numero uno”.

I write this blog to share six new innovations that I’m sure you will appreciate. These new features include integration into Microsoft Stream, Practice Mode, Present Live, and more. Teachers will love the ability to insert a Form throughout a Stream video to check for understanding or collect feedback. They will also appreciate Practice Mode, where you can allow students to take a practice test that …

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Loop

Loop components are powered by the Microsoft Loop app, which is the next-generation co-creation experience that helps you think, plan, and create together with your teammates. Whether you need a table, a task list, meeting notes, or something else, Loop components let you collaborate with your team in real time, right where you are.

You can use Loop components in Teams chats, Teams Meetings, Whiteboards, and Outlook. For example, you can start a Loop component in a chat or Team channel, and everyone in the conversation can edit it inline and see the changes as they happen. You can also embed …

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