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How to convert PowerPoint to Microsoft Sway

How to convert PowerPoint to Microsoft Sway

There is no doubt that Microsoft Sway is a fun program to create engaging presentations or Sways. But the thought of converting all your existing content into a Microsoft Sway may be too much to handle. Thankfully this is an ...
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How to add Seesaw into Microsoft Teams

How to add Seesaw into Microsoft Teams

With many schools having to transition to online learning, teachers need to find ways to integrate the technology they use within the classroom, with the tools they have available for remote online learning. This poses a problem at the best ...
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How to create a drop down list in Excel

How to create a drop down list in Excel

When you are entering data in Excel you may want to ensure your data is entered in a consistent way. Maybe you have multiple people working on the same file and you are constantly having to correct entries due to ...
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How to access OneNote Online

How to access OneNote Online

Microsoft OneNote provides various different ways you can access your notebook content. There are two desktop app options available: OneNote 2016 and OneNote for Windows 10 each with their own unique features and then there is the option to access ...
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How to navigate Microsoft Teams

How to navigate within Microsoft Teams

If you are new to using Microsoft Teams, this article is for you. Here I will outline how to log in to Microsoft Teams, the Teams window, how to change your account settings, and show you some quick shortcuts for ...
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How to see more people during Microsoft Teams meeting

How to view all participants during Microsoft Teams meeting

WOW, my first post on Microsoft Teams. I have been using and training participants in Microsoft Teams for approx 12 months now and must say I'm a big fan. There is SO much amazing content online to assist with using ...
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How to share a Microsoft Form

How to share a Microsoft Form

Microsoft Forms is a great program which allows you to create interactive forms including surveys, quizzes, evaluations and much more. Once you have created the form, you are going to need to share that form with others. Those people may ...
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How to create a concentration game in PowerPoint

How to create a concentration game using PowerPoint

Continuing on with the idea of helping teachers who are currently delivering online schooling, this is another great question I saw on Facebook. The question was how to create a "memory game", or a game of concentration using Microsoft 365 ...
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How to create a spelling test using Microsoft Forms

How to create a spelling test online using Microsoft Forms

With many schools moving their learning to online platforms, the regular processes that happen daily in a classroom must be replaced with an online option. A great question I saw online this week related to creating a spelling test online ...
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How to password protect your Sway presentation

How to password protect your Sway presentation

If you create a presentation using Microsoft Sway, you can give access to others by sharing the Sway link. You may, however, want a little more security for your Sway by means of password protection. Applying a password to your ...
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The Training Lady Turns 6

Turning the big 6

That time of year has come around again when this website celebrates another milestone. This year we turn 6. When I started this website back in July 2014, I didn't have a long term goal. I simply wanted to create ...
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How to use Immersive Reader in OneNote

How to use Immersive Reader in OneNote

Immersive Reader is an amazing tool which uses proven techniques to help users read and comprehend texts regardless of age or reading ability. If you have not yet discovered Immersive Reader in OneNote then you are simply missing out. This ...
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How to add a section to Microsoft Forms

How to add a section to Microsoft Forms

If you are creating forms using Microsoft Forms then let me show you how to incorporate sections into those forms. Sections allow you to divide your form into, as the name implies, sections! This allows your users to fill out ...
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How to convert a document in Word to PDF format

How to convert a document in Word to PDF

Back "in the day" your ability to convert a document from Word to PDF format meant you needed to install a third-party program or have Adobe Acrobat available. There are many websites which also offer this functionality but in most ...
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How to use Countif in Excel

How to use Countif in Excel

When working with large amounts of data in Excel, you can find yourself needing to count the number of records which meet specific criteria. This is when the Excel Countif function is going to come in very handy and save ...
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Which version of OneNote do you have

How to tell which version of OneNote you have

As much as I am a dedicated fan of Microsoft products, I feel this is a really confusing area for many. Microsoft has several different versions of OneNote available and being able to tell which version of OneNote you have ...
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Conditional formatting an entire row

How to conditional format an entire row based on dates older than today

It seems my conditional formatting posts have become quite popular and with that, I've had some amazing questions asked about variations of how to use conditional formatting. If you haven't already taken a look at my other conditional formatting posts, ...
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How to create a Sway presentation

How to create a digital presentation using Microsoft Sway

This past week I had the pleasure of presenting at the Leading a Digital School Conference and showing attendees how to use Microsoft Sway. To provide participants with some additional resources I am publishing a series of posts which contain ...
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Create a quiz using Microsoft Forms

How to create an online quiz using Microsoft Forms

This week I am presenting a few sessions at the Leading a Digital School Conference being held in Melbourne, Australia. This post outlines my second session which is going to show you how to create an online quiz using Microsoft ...
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3D Model Animations in PowerPoint

3D Model Animations in PowerPoint 365

This week I am presenting a few sessions at the Leading a Digital School Conference being held in Melbourne, Australia. To provide participants with some additional resources I am publishing a series of posts which contain information from my sessions ...
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Conditional Formatting date ranges

Use conditional formatting to identify dates within a specific range

My conditional formatting to identify dates earlier than today post has proven to be extremely popular. This post talks about how to conditional format dates within occur in the past. I have had plenty of questions and comments based on ...
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BIDMAS acronym

Excel giving you the wrong answer? Discover BIDMAS and Excel

An important part of understanding how Excel calculates formulas and functions is understanding BIDMAS. Let's think back to math class. I remember the teacher talking about BIDMAS and vividly thinking that I'd never need to use it. Attend any Excel ...
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How to add a second time zone to your Outlook Calendar

How to display a second time zone in your Outlook Calendar

For anyone with friends, relatives or colleagues living in a different time zone, it can be a fun maths game to work out what the time is where they are located. Personally I'm having to do this now after a ...
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How to change line spacing between bullet and number lists

How to change spacing between items in a list in Word

I use bullet and numbered lists a lot. They help me to summarise information and make my text stand out. I like to have my list items spaced apart a little, I don't want them all squashed together. Let me ...
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How to Mail Merge bulk emails in Word

How to send bulk emails using Mail Merge in Word

For the most part, I find people have heard of a Mail Merge. The process of combining a list of contacts with a letter which you can then merge together and print. Did you know that you can also use ...
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