Office 2013

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Hands-on via The Verge:

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Free tools in the classroom

Download the teacher’s guide.

Microsoft Interactive Classroom: an add-in for PowerPoint and OneNote. (See video)

Microsoft Mouse Mischief: letting you insert questions, polls, and drawing activity slides into your lessons. Students can actively participate in these lessons by using their own mice to click, circle, cross out, or draw answers on the screen

Education templates for Office. (i.e. Math and science tables)

Extra information on Microsoft Partners in Learning (MPiL).

Prepare yourself and your classroom! 😉


Ribbon Hero 2

Some people already had lots of fun at work using Ribbon Hero for Office or the update. Well here is Ribbon Hero 2: Clippy’s second chance. It is a fun way to learn and discover how to work with Office programs and the ribbon control.

Download it & enjoy, because you can always learn more! 😉

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Embed PowerPoint in WordPress

You can use the iframe code in the html editor which which translates into an office tag (without the space before the office word):

 [ office src="" width="402" height="327"]

Here is my embedded powerpoint as a test:


(update: i’ve removed the powerpoint file, so the preview will not work..)

Game: Ribbon Hero update

A while ago I made a little post about Ribbon Hero, a game for Microsoft Office to discover new features and functionalities within the Ribbon.

Today I was surprised with a nice popup when opening Word 2007 (I know I should test Office 2010 :o) :

Go update your Ribbon Hero! It was already downloaded 67,764 times!

Please be so kind to give the team feedback, because it’s just a prototype 😉 .

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Ribbon Hero

Office labs introduced a new way of improving your Office skills.

Try out Ribbon Hero!

Watch another video on how they made Ribbon Hero (Channel 9 video).

Well I should say: try it out and give the office labs team some feedback like I already did.

Don’t forget: it is still a prototype so be kind ;).

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