MIE 1-Day Teacher Academy


Session Description

Learn more about Microsoft’s hottest tools and resources to empower your students to achieve more! You will get the opportunity to explore tools such as Office Online, OneNote Class Notebooks, Microsoft Forms, and Sway.

Learn how to provide your students with learning experiences beyond the four walls of your classroom using Skype in the Classroom and the Microsoft Educator Community.

Session Topics

Introductions & Logistics (Capacity Matrix)

Today's Topics

  • Topic #1 - Virtual Classrooms with Teams for EDU
  • Topic #2 - Managing Learning with OneNote
  • Topic #3 - Blended Learning Tools
  • Topic #4 - More Digital Tools & Communities
  • Topic #5 - Redeem Code, Get Certificate & Badge

Closing & Questions

Microsoft Teams

#1 - Virtual Classrooms with Teams for EDU

Microsoft Teams saves time and simplifies everyday logistics, leaving educators free to dedicate themselves to their students.

  • School Data Sync automatically populates classes with student rosters connected to the school’s information system.
  • OneNote Class Notebooks are built into every class, allowing teachers to organize interactive lessons and deliver personalized learning right from Teams.
  • Apps integrate into the classroom experience, so teachers can quickly access the Office 365 apps they already use – like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Planner – and customize their classroom with education apps.
  • End-to-end assignment management in Teams enables teachers to move quickly and effortlessly from creation and distribution to grading and feedback.

Getting Started Guides

Find the following Getting Started Guides online for Educators, School Leaders and/or IT Admins. You can also take advantage of this Teams Demo Site. You can also complete this free online course, Introduction to MS Teams in the MS Education Community online course.

Teams Video Tutorials and Walkthroughs

OneNote and OneNote Class Notebook Overview

OneNote Topics

  1. Getting Started with OneNote
  2. Interacting with Notebooks, Sections and Pages
  3. Organizing and Searching Notebooks
  4. Manipulating OneNote

#2 - Activity: Scenarios to Grow On

Find the one that best reflects the attributes of your group:

  • Classroom Teacher: Are you a classroom teacher? Explore this scenario to gain a better understanding of how Teams can transform teaching and learning in your classroom.
  • PLC Leader: Organizing a Professional Learning Community for a campus or district? Work through this scenario to gain a deeper understanding of how PLCs work and how Teams can support your efforts.
  • Campus Administrator/Leader: Are you a campus administrator? Solve this scenario by exploring how Teams works to support sharing of documents and resources.
  • Special Interest Group Organizer: Working with a particular group of students or staff who have Office 365 accounts? This scenario can help you facilitate communications.

#3 - Blended Learning Tools


Creating with Microsoft Sway

Creating HyperNotes with OneNote & Word Online

Activity: Idea Gems

  1. Divide into groups of two
  2. Obtain an idea gem
  3. Discuss your idea gem with each other
  4. Create a presentation with either Office Mix or Sway

About Idea Gems

These are a fantastic way to help your students get to know one another. In addition, they are cheap and easy to make. Drive to your local dollar store and buy some large glass stones. You can find a pack of about 30 stones for one dollar at the Dollar Tree.

Next, get some clear glue and scissors. Cut out the starters individually and paste one on the bottom of each stone so that the writing is visible through the stone.

As your students enter the class, give them a stone. Next, pair them up with another student and have them discuss the topics on their stones. They could even trade stones to keep the conversation going.

#4 - Solution Exploration

Microsoft has a variety of digital tools and communities to support your own learning, as well as that of your students.


Organize into groups

  • As a team, you will explore a tool that can help you in your lessons.
  • How would you "hack your classroom" using your group’s assigned tool? You will have 2 minutes to share your idea with the other groups.

Each group will need to read one of the articles shown right.

Work Time

  • Follow the links shown right. You will find tasks and resources for each product.
  • Work as a team to complete the tasks and share insights.


  • Each group has 1 minute to share the highlights of what they learned may be used in their classroom using the group’s assigned tool.


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#5 - Redeem Code

Ready to redeem the code for today's MIE 1-Day Academy?

Complete this short form to request an email with the redeem code.

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Certificates are available in Portable Document Format (PDF).

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