September, 2012

  • Privacy and security rank as college students’ #1 concern about online activity, according to new poll

    Posted by Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education (@anthonysalcito) (Updated 9:55 a.m. PT) One of the best parts of the typical “college experience” is the newfound freedom and independence. As students take advantage...
  • First Steps with SharePoint Online

    If you’ve never used SharePoint before, and you’re now exploring your options with SharePoint Online you might want to know about some simple tips to get you started! Where are the Web Apps? Out of the box, SharePoint Online behaves a little bit like...
  • Guest post: Encouraging collaboration and engagement in middle school students

    As we prepare for the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum (#PiLGF) in Prague, Czech Republic, I will be featuring guest posts from “Team USA” (the 16 teachers who will be representing the U.S. at this amazing professional learning experience)...
  • Georgia launches statewide Microsoft IT Academy to help students gain a competitive edge in the job market

    Microsoft is excited to announce a new partnership with the Georgia Department of Education to roll out the Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) Program statewide in an effort to address the industry skills gap and to help make sure students are college and career...
  • Guest post: On A Mission to Stop Bullying with the Canastota Apprentice

    Today it is my pleasure to feature a guest post from educator Patricia Ragan (@PatriciaRagan1) and her newly deemed “2012 Apprentice,” junior Isaac Smith as contributors to @TeachTec . Patricia is a career and technical education teacher at...
  • Webcast series: Office 365 Education

    Do you wish to move your institution to the cloud with Office 365 Education or try out the services, but you’re not sure what to do? Join the webcast series presented by experts from the Microsoft Office 365 US Education team that have helped academic...
  • Microsoft YouthSpark Launches to Support 300 Million Youth

    Posted by Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education (@anthonysalcito) In my role, I’m fortunate to witness the impact that engaged youth have on our world, especially as it relates to education. Today, I’m seeing it first-hand...
  • Guest post: Social Studies educator finds inspiration to engage students

    Today I’m featuring a guest post from educator Kim Leegan @KimberlyALeegan ,  a first time contributor to @TeachTec , following her achievement of being invited to the Microsoft’s Partners Learning US Forum for the past two years. Kim is a social...
  • Strengthening American Competitiveness and Creating Opportunity for the Next Generation

    (Cross post from the Microsoft on the Issues blog .) Posted by Brad Smith General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft The United States faces a growing economic challenge – a substantial and increasing...
  • Webcast: Office 365 Master Class

    Are you looking to move to Office 365, but you’re not too sure on how? Quest are offering a free webinar on Office 365 which provides an overview of the product and also the best approach to prepare and migrate from a legacy platform; ensuring that all...
  • IT Academy: Office 365 Training & Certification

    The upgrade process from Live@edu to Office 365 has begun! And if your organisation has an IT Academy subscription then you have access to the Office 365 training material and the ability to gain one of the latest Microsoft Office 365 certifications....
  • Don’t Panic

    The other day I was looking through the analytics for this blog to see what sort of searches people were doing that let them here. Mostly I was seeing things I expected to see but one stuck out. Someone had searched for the string “ i am scared of programming .” I suspect that the searcher was not afraid of the act of programing but that they were afraid that it would be too hard. Or perhaps that the course they were taking or thinking about taking was too hard. Although it is possible that the act of programming was scaring them. Some people are afraid that they will “break something” through...
  • Imagine Cup 2013 Opens with Larger Prizes

    Last week Microsoft announced the opening of the 2013 Imagine Cup . This year there are thee competition and three challenges for students to enter. The prizes are larger as well with a top prize for each of the three competition being $50,000 (USD) and each of the challenges having a top prize of $10,000 (USD). Participants must be 16 and older. Last year we had a team of high school students reach second in the game division in the US. I suspect that will be looking pretty well on their college applications. For university students success in the Imagine Cup is a great resume builder. Not only...
  • Interesting Links 3 September 2012

    Happy Labor Day! Today is commonly thought of as the last day of summer in the US. Few if any schools in the US will start (with students) later than tomorrow.  I hope you all – students and teachers – have a great school year. If you are looking for a few interesting tidbits I have a few links to share. Andrew Duthie and Chris Bowen share with us their Top 10 Windows 8 secrets for App success . Tune in as they discuss the incredible money making opportunities available for developers who jump in and develop applications for Windows 8 as well as what free tools and services are available to...
  • Being Picky About Pixels

    As more learning content, textbooks, and assessments become digital, screen resolution will play a big role in the next-generation of education-ready devices. Years ago, I came across an interesting ad from a PC monitor company.  I cannot remember the name of the monitor company, but I remember their prudent statement in the ad. “It’s the computer you’re buying, [...] No related posts.
  • Partner Webcast: Planning Your Upgrade

    Do you want to get ahead of the game and plan your upgrade to Office 365, but you’re not sure how? Oxford Computer Group, a Microsoft Gold Partner, are offering a free webinar that covers how to plan your upgrade from Live@edu to Office 365 for education...
  • Are you using your Academic Agreement to its full potential?

    Did you know that if your organisation has an Academic Agreement in place with Microsoft, you can have a subscription to the Microsoft IT Academy ? This is a global program what provides resources and curriculum for your institution to deliver inspiring...