Microsoft Education and Open Up Resources announce partnership to deliver top rated math curriculum

Microsoft Education and Open Up Resources announce partnership to deliver top rated math curriculum

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Today we are declaring the combination between Open Up Resources educational module and Microsoft Education for Back to School 2018. Open Up Resources is a charitable attempting to build up the most astounding quality full-course OER educational program, guidelines adjusted, and given to allowed to advance instructional value. This educational programs was created by Illustrative Mathematics, and as of now covers sixth – eighth Grade Math. As of late, EdReports evaluated this educational modules with their most elevated consistently appraising.

Any educator would now be able to effortlessly join to utilize the Open Up Resources educational modules. With the present declaration, Microsoft Education is putting forth this educational modules through OneNote , Forms and custom dashboards. This arrangement is free and can be utilized by educators and understudies on any stage and gadget.

Microsoft Education – Content, Assessments and Dashboards

The Office 365 Education arrangement takes the Open Up Resources educational programs and evaluations and assembles a free arrangement that pulls together substance, appraisals and examination.

Content: Organize all your class materials, including Open Up Resources, into one advanced note pad with OneNote Class Notebooks. At that point, make additionally convincing, intelligent substance that you can without much of a stretch team up on with understudies and associates.

Evaluations: Quickly make fundamental reviews, tests, surveys, enrollments and more with Microsoft Forms. Educators can see brings about dashboards as they are submitted, and information can be effortlessly traded to Excel for reviewing or be seen in dashboards.

Dashboards: Monitor and investigate an expansive scope of live information from content engagement through simple to-utilize dashboards, intelligent reports, and convincing information representations with custom Dashboards gave by Microsoft Education.

To get a feeling of the arrangement, we set up together a video for the first pilot exhibiting the general idea

Classroom-Friendly Materials Access with OneNote Class Notebooks

Utilizing the custom OneNote Class Notebook to get to and convey the Open Up Resources educational programs:

Instructors can convey the Illustrative Mathematics course materials on any gadget by means of OneNote.

Understudies can compose, draw, team up and spare their work naturally in an individual computerized journal.

Continuous coordinated effort can happen around the materials: educator to-class, instructor to-understudy, and understudy to-understudy.

OneNote Class Notebooks incorporate consistently with normal LMS and SIS stages.

The previous spring, both Buncombe County and Evergreen school areas occupied with a private pilot utilizing the Open Up Resources materials in an OneNote Class Notebook. Here is the thing that Stephanie Brucker, District Tech Coordinator from Buncombe County needed to state:

“The incorporation of the Open Up Mathematics assets into OneNote has enabled educators in our region to genuinely coordinate our balanced gadgets and science effectively to propel understudy learning. Using OneNote and Illustrative Math together in the classroom has opened up a portal to every understudy’s considerations and thoughts all through the units. The coordinated effort of materials in the vicinity of OneNote and Open Up has really expanded the act of numerical talk at the same time with our advanced activity.”

Appraisal Tools with Immediate Insight with Microsoft Forms

Open Up Resources appraisals have been incorporated with Microsoft Forms. At the point when a Class Notebook is made, the Forms are all consequently pre-introduced into the Educators Forms library in Office 365 Education, prepared to be dispersed as evaluations. Through evaluations, conveyed in Forms, benefits include:

1. Simple advanced evaluations

2. A single tick task and productive scoring

3. Support for separation through quick, developmental evaluation knowledge.


For the test case program, Microsoft Education has made custom dashboards that are attached to the Open Up Resources Class Notebooks and Forms information. =These dashboards will enable instructors to pick up bits of knowledge into the evaluation information and patterns.

Case investigation dashboard, pulling from the OneNote Class Notebook and Microsoft Forms appraisal information

To enable instructors and schools to get up and running, we have assembled Getting Started materials on the Microsoft Support site which incorporates guidelines and bolster data..

In the event that you or your region might want to take an interest in a pilot,

1. Go to the Open Up Resources site and join

2. Login to the site

3. Tap on the OneNote connection in the upper right of the site route bar.

We are energized for school locale to begin utilizing this new arrangement in the new 2018/2019 school year. Both OneNote and Forms are a piece of Office 365 for Education, which is free for educators and understudies with a substantial school email address. : Blogs

Office 365 Education delivers the next wave of innovation for inclusive and collaborative learning

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Our ongoing commitment to create more inclusive and collaborative learning environments continues today with the arrival of a number of powerful updates to Office 365 Education. Building on the momentum of OneNote Class Notebook, which has surpassed more than 15 million notebooks created since the beginning of this school year, and the launch of Microsoft Teams for Education, we have worked with students, teachers, and research institutes to ensure that Office 365 continues to deliver the best learning outcomes. This week at Bett, we’ll share how Office 365 Education enables teachers to engage every learner—ensuring equality and inclusion in schools to empower all students to do their best work.

Today’s updates to Office 365 Education include enabling students to write a paper using only their voice, thanks to Dictation in Office, the latest feature to join Microsoft Learning Tools, as well as improved access to assignments and class collaboration with the Microsoft Teams iPhone and Android apps. What’s more, we are delivering on the number one most requested feature from teachers, page locking in OneNote Class Notebook—allowing teachers to provide students with read-only access—and we will further help teachers save time through assignment and grade integrations with leading Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Student Information Systems (SIS), including Capita SIMS in the U.K. Office 365 Education gives teachers and students the power to unlock limitless learning. And best of all, it’s free for teachers and students.

Inclusive Learning Tools for better student results

Classrooms are diverse. Seventy-three percent of classrooms have students with reading levels that span four or more grades, and up to 50 percent of instructional time can be lost managing the students’ varying needs. Learning Tools is proven to help, and we are humbled by the results. In a recent study, it was shown to increase reading speed and comprehension for students of all abilities, leading to test scores that were 10 percent higherthan students who did not use Learning Tools.

We are incredibly excited to see strong adoption of Learning Tools with more than 7 million monthly active usersacross Word, OneNote, Outlook, Edge, and Office Lens. Based on feedback from teachers, students, and parents, we have been working on extending the capabilities of Learning Tools even further—and today we are excited to announce several updates.

  • Dictation in Office—This simple yet transformational tool will help students of all abilities to write freely by using only their voice. Starting in February, Dictation will be available in Word, Word Online, PowerPoint, Outlook Desktop, OneNote Windows 10, and OneNote Online—and in more than nine languages.

Animated screenshot displays Dictation in Office.

  • Read Aloud—Allows students to hear the contents of an email while each word is highlighted in sync. It will soon be available on Outlook Desktop in more than 30 text-to-speech languages.
  • Immersive Reader—To further support students of different backgrounds, Immersive Reader now supports an additional 10 new languages. It is also coming to even more platforms in 2018 and will soon be available on Word for Mac, iPhone, and Android, as well as Outlook Desktop and OneNote for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
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New features for teaching and learning in Microsoft Teams

Since delivering Microsoft Teams for Office 365 Education last year, we’ve seen educators around the globe boost collaboration and learning outcomes using Teams as their digital hub. In addition to our recent announcement, we’re releasing a number of features that will make setting up, collaborating, and managing a classroom in Teams easier than ever before.

  • Assignments support—Using the Teams app on their iOS and Android mobile phone or tablet, students can now access upcoming assignments, receive new assignment notifications, and turn in their work. Teachers can create new assignments, as well as review and make edits to existing assignments all while on the go. We also improved the search function on mobile to ensure both students and teachers can quickly find and navigate to individual assignments.
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  • On Demand Translation—Students and teachers will soon be able to turn content in a chat or in a team channel into the language that their tenant is configured in. This powerful feature allows teachers and students to converse comfortably in their chosen language and removes all language barriers.
  • Assignment Analytics—Now teachers can track assignment engagement in real time—at a glance—to see who’s viewed and turned in their work.
  • Join Codes—Saves teachers valuable time by allowing them to simply invite students to a class. This capability will also prove helpful for staff and PLC teams, ensuring an effortless start to collaborating with co-workers.
  • Reusing a Team as a Template—Teachers can reuse an existing team as a template when creating a new team and can customize what they want to copy over—from channels, tabs, team setting, apps, and even users.
  • Decimal Grading—Teachers can provide grading feedback in their preferred way using Decimal Grading.

New OneNote features for teachers

OneNote is also receiving helpful new features, which we know are going to prove popular among teachers.

  • Capita SIMS—Updates to Class Notebook include assignment and grade integration with more than 35 of the most widely used LMS and SIS, including Capita SIMS in the U.K. These integrations are coming to OneNote for Windows 10, OneNote Online, and OneNote iPad, and will reduce administrative burden and save teachers time.
  • Page Locking—To further simplify classroom workflows, we are delivering on the number-one request from teachers for Class Notebooks—enabling lock pages. Teachers can now lock pages as read-only after giving feedback to the student.
  • Interactive math calculators—In OneNote, we are also enabling Desmos interactive math calculators, a set of popular applications for STEM teachers.
  • New stickers—We also added four new fun sticker packs: Feathered Friends, Science, Circus Animals, and Arrows.
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