Free tools for teachers on the Microsoft Educator Network

The Microsoft Educator Network has made it easy for you to find the resources you need for the classroom! Free tools for teachers is a comprehensive library of guides, learning activities, tutorials, and helpful resources to help teachers make the most of their favourite classroom apps and Microsoft products. 

Here's just a few of the great resources you can find on the site:

Accessibility Guide for Educators
Access a selection of resources designed to help educators ensure that all students, including those with disabilities, special needs and learning style differences, have access to learning tools to support their learn. Find step-by-step tutorials to introduce you to some of the most commonly used accessibility features in Microsoft products, and read about case study schools who have successfully implemented accessible learning options using technology. 

Get handy tips and tricks to help teachers and students analyse, manage, and share classroom material in new ways. Find helpful "how-tos" and video tutorials to help you get the most out of Excel in the classroom. 

Everything you need to get started with Kodu! Teach your students programming by letting them have fun creating and playing their own games. Find all of the resources you need to get Kodu set up in your classroom, including the Kodu Classroom Kit - a set of lesson plans and activities to help teachers, after school program instructors and administrators run a variety of classes using Kodu. 

Microsoft Digital Literacy CurriculumHelp your students live and thrive in the 21st century digital world with Microsoft's Digital Literacy Curriculum. These e-learning materials help you teach and assess computer concepts and skills so your students can use technology to develop new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities. Gain access to three levels of coursework, from beginner to advanced, with modules available for both online and offline use. 

OneNote Toolkit for TeachersLearn how to effectively use OneNote in your lesson planning and classroom. The OneNote Toolkit for Teachers is a OneNote notebook with step-by-step interactive lessons that cover everything from the basics of OneNote all the way through lesson planning and ePortfolio concepts. Examples of these concepts are also built into the notebook. 

Office 365
This extensive library includes lots of great resources to help you get the most out of Office 365, including: 50 ways to use Office 365 in Education; a tutorial on Flipping the Classroom with Office 365; and an eBook on how Office 365 can help the teacher and students in their day to day work. 

Head to Free Tools for Teachers to get ahead with your favourite apps and Microsoft products!