Unleash the power and fun of learning with colorful Microsoft Education Quick Guides
Published Jun 08 2023 07:10 AM 25.7K Views

In the world of education, the integration of technology has transformed the way teaching and learning. For educators, it's essential to keep pace with the latest tools and resources to enhance the student educational experience. Enter Heather Aird, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIE Expert) from Scotland, who has created a series of vibrant and user-friendly "Quick Guides" for Microsoft Education products. Microsoft has partnered with Heather to make these guides available around the world. With Heather's PDF Quick Guides, teachers can effortlessly navigate the landscape of Microsoft Education tools and unleash their full potential in the classroom.

One of the biggest hurdles educators face when adopting new technology is the learning curve associated with mastering a new tool. Heather's Quick Guides alleviate this challenge by presenting information in a simple and easy-to-understand format. Each guide provides step-by-step instructions, accompanied by clear screenshots and diagrams, ensuring that even the least tech-savvy teacher can confidently navigate the tools.

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A Treasure Trove of Microsoft Education Products
Microsoft Education offers a wealth of powerful tools that can transform classrooms into vibrant centers of learning. However, it sometimes can be overwhelming for teachers to explore and utilize the full potential of these resources. With Heather Aird's Quick Guides, educators gain access to a treasure trove of insights into various Microsoft Education products. From Immersive Reader to Reflect, Translator to Speaker Coach and many more, Heather's guides cover a range of tools and where to find them, unlocking endless possibilities for personalized and interactive learning experiences. Here is the full list, with more coming in the near future!

  1. Immersive Reader
  2. Reading Coach
  3. Speaker Coach
  4. Reflect
  5. Search Progress
  6. Flip
  7. ToDo
  8. Live Captions
  9. Translator
  10. Math Solver
  11. Speech to Text
  12. Lens
  13. Editor
  14. Planner

Fun and Engaging
Heather’s Microsoft Education Quick Guides instantly catch the eye with their vibrant colors and engaging design. Gone are the days of dull, text-heavy manuals. These visually stunning guides are a breath of fresh air in the world of educational resources. The clever use of colors not only captures attention but also sparks creativity and imagination, setting the stage for an exciting learning journey.

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Printable Portability

One of the unique aspects of Heather's Quick Guides is their printable PDF format. Teachers can easily print and carry these guides wherever they go, ensuring easy access to valuable information at any time. Whether you're in the classroom, or attending professional development workshops, Heather's Quick Guides are your trusty companions, ready to provide guidance and support whenever you need them.


Heather Aird's EdTech "Quick Guides" are a game-changer for educators seeking to harness the power of Microsoft Education products in their classrooms. Through vibrant colors, simplicity, and comprehensive coverage of various tools, these guides empower teachers to embrace technology confidently. With Heather Aird's Quick Guides, the integration of EdTech becomes an exciting journey of exploration, collaboration, and creativity, leading to enhanced student engagement and enriched learning experiences. So, grab your Quick Guides, embrace the possibilities, and let the transformative power of technology unfold in your classroom!


Mike Tholfsen
Group Product Manager
Microsoft Education

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