January, 2011

  • TeachTec is back and with music now!

    Things change often when you work for a big company like Microsoft and as a result the TeachTec blog was offline for a few months (longer story), but we're here to tell you it's back!  With the new year, we are bringing back the TeachTec blog with...
  • Preparing Today’s Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow

    Sharing my blog post published today on the Microsoft On The Issues blog here ... This week, people from around the world will gather at two education events in London – the Education World Forum (EWF) and the BETT trade show – to discuss...
  • Helping Haiti Schools Rebuild through the Cloud

    Updated 7:07 p.m. PST. This week’s anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti is a somber reminder of the enormous task ahead. With over one million still homeless, a cholera epidemic, and much of the country still reduced to rubble,...
  • MLK Day of Service: How do we inspire service in our students? InterroBang?!

    Many of you may have the day off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (as you should) and may have already built activities into your curriculum around this important day. With today's students it is often difficult to re-create the spirit and urgency Dr. King...
  • Accessibility in Education: Real Examples…Real Impact

    I know I’ve written on the importance of accessibility in education before , but I wanted to share this video below which does an excellent job of featuring some real examples on how technology can make a difference. It features some ways in which...
  • Welcome Vanderbilt to Live@edu!

    Check it out! http://www.vanderbilt.edu/myvu/news/2011/01/14/new-deal-offers-free-software-to-vanderbilt-community.129843 Go Commodores!
  • Microsoft employee helps build girls school and safe haven in Kenya

    I’m incredibly thankful for the work I get to do and humbled by the importance of our company's focus in education. I am also proud of the impact Microsoft is making. Most notably I’m proud of the commitment of our people...employees, who...
  • Free Training for Office 2010

    Within every application, the Get Started resources can be found by looking at Backstage View (File|Help|Get Started). Interactive Guides for Word, Excel, & PowerPoint 2010 tool is hosted online or loaded into Office directly and lets you click on...
  • Using transport rules to create an “Ethical Firewall”

    Hello again, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!  Just before the holiday break I had a few customers ask me about transport rules so I decided to put together a little demo.  This video will show you how to use the transport rules in Live...
  • It’s Tony Time!!! Office Web Apps for everyone!

    Hopefully you’ve had the chance to take a look at the Tony Time video posted on YouTube this past week to give you an idea of what I’ll be covering in this series of videos showcasing specific technology for you schools. If not, view below! While creating...
  • January’s Tech Student of the Month – Den Delimarsky

    It’s time to profile our second Tech Student of the Month, featuring a student whom we feel is doing something exceptional using the Microsoft platform and toolset to develop software. For January we have selected Den Delimarsky, one of our newest Student Insiders , and a freshman at Independence Community College. Den started his journey into software development at the ripe age of seven! Computer Science brought Den to the United States from Moldova and Den is already working on his second Windows Phone 7 application. Delimarsky grew up in the small Eastern European country of Moldova where he...
  • Rapid technology change and the technology transition generation

    In many ways, I feel like I am part of the “technology transition generation.” I’m surprised more hasn’t been written or discussed on this. What this means is I’m am part of a generation old enough to know a time before technology...
  • Favorite Microsoft Teacher Guide of the Week: OneNote Getting Started

      I’m glad to see everyone is able to read the Microsoft Teacher Guides online without having to download, I’m finding it’s a fast and easy way for everyone to view the information without needing to save and open from somewhere else.I’ll try and...
  • TeachTec @ FETC 2011 tweet you there!

      I’m really hoping to see a lot of educators at FETC in Orlando Florida next week, I’ll be at the conference all week and would love to meet you face to face. It’s always nice to be able to meet the people you tweet with (most times ) so please...
  • Create a Montage of your classroom...from FUSE Labs

    In my blog, I like to share and reflect on technologies that I think represent exciting new potential for the future, are relevant to education ICT integration, or provide tangible examples of larger trends. Montage, a tech preview from Microsoft’s...
  • SharePoint 2010 Solutions Roadshow

    Microsoft, K2, BA-Insight, Adlib Software, AvePoint, and many more Microsoft partners have teamed up to bring a complimentary event to your area filled with subject matter experts, insightful presentations, demos, food, fun, and prizes! You are invited...
  • Go ahead, be recognized for the hard work you do

    When I talk with educators about what they're doing in the classroom, and even recalling my own experiences, teachers are sometimes a bit humble about sharing their project and lesson ideas. Perhaps it is part out of fear of being judged or evaluated...
  • Gaming Week 2011

    Have you ever played your favorite video game and asked yourself “how can I get a job working on a game this cool?” The fact is that the video game industry is now one of the hottest software businesses in the world.  It employs hundreds of thousands of people around the world in companies as big as Microsoft and Electronic Arts , upstarts like Zynga and Playdom , and in startups that may be near your college campus.  Games have driven growth on social media and mobile devices, as audiences seek entertainment on new platforms. What is the future of gaming?  What opportunities exist...