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OneNote is a fantastic note-taking app that is part of the Microsoft 365 suite. It provides a great way to capture and organize notes and content from meetings, research sessions, and more. In learning, teachers can organize course content and students can capture notes, journal, solve math problems, reflect on progress, and complete activities.

We are excited to share seven new features now available in Microsoft OneNote, including Quick Note, Graphing in Math, the “Notes” tab in Teams, Scratch out gesture, embed Stream videos, and more.

Want to see how they work? Check out the video below created by Microsoft’s own …

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Teachers in Fresno Unified have been able to use Microsoft Reflect for SEL check-ins within their Class Teams for a while now. This quick and easy-to-use tool provides a great way for students to reflect on their academic progress and their personal well-being.

But what about the rest of us? Well, guess what – Reflect is now available as a web application, expanding its accessibility beyond Microsoft Teams and OneNote. That’s right, it is now available for all staff to use with their work teams or during training sessions. You can open Reflect from any device, whether it’s a desktop, tablet …

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Do you ever wish you had one-page cheat-sheets for using the various inclusive and accelerator tools within Microsoft 365? Well, guess what? – They exist!!!

That’s right, you can find them on the Microsoft Education website in the resource center. They are called Quick Guides and they were created by Microsoft Innovative Educator, Miss Aird (@miss_aird).

These tools include Reading Progress, Speaker Coach, Immersive Reader, Live Captions, Speech to Text, Reflect, and more. You can download and save/print each quick guide for free, and don’t forget to share them with colleagues 😊.

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Over the summer, Microsoft announced the addition of Classwork for all Class Teams. Classwork is a new feature in Class Teams that allows teachers to create and organize class resources, including Assignments, web links, files, OneNote Class Notebook pages, and Teams channels. It’s like building out a module or unit of study that contains multiple resources and student tasks. You could also use it to create a choice board of tasks to personalize the learning. With Classwork, you can curate a view of content and resources that will help your students navigate the tasks and see everything in one place. 

Wondering …

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Microsoft has now added avatar functionality to Teams Meetings! Am I referring to the movie, Avatar? Well, not quite. Avatars is a new feature where you craft an animated version of yourself to enable during meetings. Avatars have a ton of customization options, emotions, and reactions you can play with. And, you can create multiple Avatars to use, depending on your mood or the situation. Using an avatar can help boost engagement and be useful when you are unable to turn on your camera.

Wondering how to create your first avatar and use it during a Teams Meeting? I thought you …

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