Microsoft in Education Blog
As students go back to school at Miami-Dade County Public School District and Leon County Schools in Tallahassee, Florida, they will have the opportunity to learn with modern curriculum on powerful Windows 8 devices. These school districts are transitioning to 1:1 device learning programs that empower educators, inspire students, and will transform the entire school experience for their students. As Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade Public Schools explains it, "This district, in partnership with Microsoft, is leading with human capital development." See videos featuring teachers and students who share their experiences.
For today’s students, learning takes place not only in the classroom, but also at home, outside, in libraries, and any place with an Internet connection. Effective learning technology needs to be as smart, flexible and hardworking as today’s students and teachers. For one UK school, anywhere, anytime learning plays a critical role in transforming their approach to 21st century learning, resulting in more engaged students and better student outcomes. Watch how Broadclyst Primary School and Twickenham Academy are using Windows 8 to empower students to learn anytime, anywhere.
Hear how Mystery Skype, an educational activity played by two classroom on Skype, is creating magic in a classroom in a small school district in Mondamin, Iowa. With the power of Mystery Skype, 5th grade students in this rural community developed new pride in their community. Developed by teachers, Mystery Skype addresses many areas of Common Core standards as well as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication.
Students of all grade levels are not shy in expressing their enthusiasm for learning with Windows devices and apps empowered with Windows 8. Hear from innovative teachers who share insights on the best ways to connect and inspire students to become life-long learners.
As many of you begin a new academic year, be sure to check out the fantastic free app from Microsoft called OneNote that supports classroom collaboration, planning, and organization. Every teacher endeavors to save time in a very hectic job. The OneNote app is part of Office, Office Online, and recently released, OneNote for Mac just may be the ticket you have been looking for to save time.
For educators, the start of the new school year is the perfect time to set the tone for a productive year ahead. For many teachers, this means finding the most engaging and empowering technology and apps to inspire students to learn.
Teachers are increasingly turning to Microsoft to ensure their classrooms' digital transitions – and ultimately their student outcomes – are positive and successful. Hear what teachers are saying about using Windows devices in the classroom and how they inspire students.
Microsoft is sponsoring EdmodoCon 2014, Edmodo’s virtual full-day conference focusing on teacher professional development. We're equipping teachers with the tools for success is pivotal to transforming educational outcomes.