COVID-19 Educator Help Desk

Microsoft Resources

  • 1.  Microsoft Resources

    Posted 03-19-2020 07:28

    Microsoft Enabling Remote Learning Community:  As the COVID-19 response evolves, we've made available the Microsoft Enabling Remote Learning Community; a community for educational institutions around the world looking at remote learning programs with M365 and Teams. Share resources, get your questions answered, and connect with Microsoft engineers about your remote learning needs. Learn more and sign up at:https://aka.ms/JoinRemoteLearningCommunity.

     

    Resources and Tools:

      • Office 365 A1 – Free versions to all educational institutions:  This version provides unlimited chat, built-in group and one-on-one audio or video calling, 10 GB of team file storage, and 2 GB of personal file storage per user.   You also get real-time collaboration with the Office apps for web, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. No restrictions for # of users.

    o Get started for free 

    o Technical documentation 

      • Microsoft Teams for Free (Individuals and IT roll-out – in Office 365 A1 above):  Provides unlimited chat, built-in group and one-on-one audio or video calling, 10 GB of team file storage, and 2 GB of personal file storage per user:

    o Get started for free 

    o Technical documentation  

      • Minecraft: Education Edition and resources to support remote learning.  We've extended access to Minecraft: Education Edition to all free and paid O365 Education accounts through end of June and published a remote learning kit for educators with links to >100 Minecraft lessons and STEM curriculum. We are hopeful this access and content will help keep students and teachers connected and engaged in learning during this difficult time. Please share this information with your education customers who have a valid Office 365 Education account.

    o   M:EE Blog: resources to support remote learning

    o   M:EE remote learning toolkit for education customers

    o   M:EE field resources including updated teacher training programsfor your school districts and updated branding guidelines and approved fonts.

     

    Education materials to support remote teaching and learning: Remote teaching and learning in Office 365

    Engagement programs to support our education audiences

    • We are offering complimentary Remote Learning EduDay Webinars including Webcast set-up registration, and option to enlist  20+ funded GTPs standing by to help deliver the webinar and virtual training to customers.  Requests can be made starting on Friday, March 13th at 12PM PT.More details and how to request will be made available here.
    • Share the Getting Started with Online Learning in Office 365 page on the Microsoft Educator Center that has PD for building online teaching skills, customer evidence, and recommended courses for continued growth. 

    Microsoft Stores - All stores trained on Remote Learning Teams Webinar (2) as of 3/12. Stores will use these webinars and the Teams remote learning guide to reach out to their customers and continue to host remote trainings. All resources (guides, blogs, links etc.) created by this task team can be added to the Microsoft Stores Remote Learning and Working Guide. Stores will continue to use this guide as a source of truth throughout this pandemic. Stores will remain open to support our education customers, but have ceased promoting any future in-store events until it is deemed safe to do so.  80 EDU Specialists Trained.

     

    Here is additional guidance for quickly enabling remote learning. This guidance can be accessed at https://aka.ms/TeamsEDURemote. Please share this link with colleagues looking to use Teams to enable these scenarios.   We will continue to update and add additional guidance as we work with additional customers implementing these plans.

     



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    Allen Pratt
    Executive Director
    National Rural Education Association
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  • 2.  RE: Microsoft Resources

    PLN Leader
    Posted 03-19-2020 14:23
    Thanks for sharing all of the great info!

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    Jennifer Freedman
    Library Media Specialist / Education Technology Specialist
    Lindenhurst Middle School
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  • 3.  RE: Microsoft Resources

    Posted 03-20-2020 08:24
    My pleasure

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    Allen Pratt
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