Back to School with EdmodoCon: Five Free Resources to Get You Started

Back to School with EdmodoCon: Five Free Resources to Get You Started

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Guest post by Mary Perisic, senior marketing manager at Microsoft

Microsoft is excited to sponsor EdmodoCon 2014, Edmodo's virtual full-day conference focusing on teacher professional development! We're passionate about making a difference in education and we know equipping teachers with the tools for success is pivotal to transforming educational outcomes.

Join me on the new Microsoft Community on Edmodo where I look to continue the conversation beyond EdmodoCon.

For now, here are 5 resources to get you started:

  1. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is the #3 most requested skill from employers according to IDC, and the Student Advantage program provides Office 365 Pro Plus for students at no additional cost, when your school licenses Office for staff and faculty. Offer details are here.

  2. Maintaining classroom control when students have devices in their hands seems to be top of mind for many teachers, especially during online assessments. See how James Madison Middle School is addressing this issue and then take advantage of TestPolicy's FREE, no commitment subscription for the 2014 -2015 school year.

  3. Student privacy is a top priority for us and Bing in the Classroom helps bring the transformative power of technology to schools with a classroom version of Bing's ad-free safer search, enabling schools to earn Surfaces for classrooms, and the offer of digital literacy lessons.

  4. Looking for a few good educations apps? We've curated a list of 100 great education apps to get you started. Download the list and link directly from the app title in the pdf to the download in the Windows store.

  5. And don't forget to download Edmodo for Windows, which was published last month. We had Jan Mills demo the unique split screen, charms integration and live tile capabilities at ISTE.

Please join us on the Microsoft Community on Edmodo -- I look forward to "seeing" you there!

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