Teacher Appreciation Have you thanked your teacher yet this week? If not, it isn’t too late. It’s National Teacher Appreciation week, and here at Microsoft, we are big on teachers. We know how important a great teacher is to the success of every student.

One of the many ways we strive to support both teachers and innovation in education is through Windows 8. We’re thrilled to share that only six months after the launch of Windows 8, we just surpassed 100 million licenses sold. And specific to education, back in March, Microsoft announced that many schools around the US had already adopted Windows 8, with teachers quickly applying their creativity to the platform to make the most of what it has to offer. We are thrilled with the momentum of Windows 8 for education. In fact, most recently, the state of Maine announced their switch to Windows PCs for statewide 1:1 learning.

If you’re interested in seeing first-hand how teachers customize Windows 8 for their classrooms, then take a look at this great video on Anthony Salcito’s Daily Edventures blog.  Here, teachers from around the globe share how Windows 8 has changed their classrooms  - whether it’s the organization, look and feel, or cross-device integration, teachers are making Windows 8 their own.

Thank you to the teachers around the globe who are making 21st century learning a reality for your students. We salute you!

Our app of the week:  I want to highlight the great Adaptive Curriculum app that provides excellent interactive lessons in math and science for middle and high school students.  I’ve said it once and I will say it again, I wish they had these when I was in school.  Check out the Adaptive Curriculum.