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  • Blog Post: Office for iPad Furthers Microsoft's Anytime, Anywhere Vision for Learning

    At Microsoft, we believe technology has the power to motivate students and empower teachers to grow a global workforce ready to compete. We also believe technology solutions ought to be as unique as the teachers and students themselves. No two schools or classrooms are the same, and choosing a technology...
  • Blog Post: Navigating the Crowded Education App Landscape: A Little Help

    In recent years, we’ve seen an explosion of education apps that promise to remake learning for the 21st century. The rise of mobile computing has spawned apps that make math fun and bring reading and storytelling to life. Apps that make collaborating with students in distant classrooms as easy...
  • Blog Post: Harnessing Technology to Empower Educators and Transform Lives

    Today marks the start of the Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona, a gathering of over 1000 of the most innovative and committed educators, school leaders and government officials from nearly 100 countries. This annual event is a chance for education’s best and brightest to learn from...
  • Blog Post: Choosing the Right Device: A Big Investment, A Complex Decision

    So far, it's been an exciting time here in London at the BETT show 2014 . From the keynote speech from Sir Ranulph Finnes , to the skills workshops and speakers, this year's show is packed full of content for learning and education professionals. One of the biggest themes at this year's show...
  • Blog Post: Surface 2 Improvements Are Better For Learning

    On September 23, 2013, Microsoft unveiled the next generation of Surface tablets. The improvements for teaching and learning make the Surface 2 even better for education. Related Stores: Introducing Microsoft Surface… Windows 8.1 for Educators Coming October 18, 2013 Cameron’s Favorite...
  • Blog Post: Intel Corp. (Insights…CES 2013 Part 2 of 5)

    Intel goes thin, light, all-day, and powerful for CES 2013. Uber Ultrabooks Intel Corporation announced that all future Ultrabooks, based on their 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors will have the following requirements: Mandatory requirement for touchscreens Intel’s Wireless Display (WiDi)...
  • Blog Post: Making choices: How to select the best devices for your school in the new era of digital learning

    While 2013 has just begun, many schools – namely those in the northern hemisphere – are well into budget season, and are preparing in earnest for next year’s school season. As we all know, schools are being asked to do more with less and adding the challenge of choosing the right technology...
  • Blog Post: Campus Inspiration from Retail Innovation

    Could a connected retail shopping experience inspire schools to build holistic engagements for educators, students, and parents? Catch a glimpse of what is possible today. Razorfish Connected Retail Experience Platform (codename “5D”) from Razorfish – Emerging Experiences on Vimeo ...
  • Blog Post: Why Windows is Expanding My Thinking on BYOD

    Windows 7 made the solid foundation for building Windows 8. Now, Windows will expand your thinking about how to do Bring Your Own Device. I have written about BYOD before .  I continue to argue two principle points: It is not the device that is mobile. It is you–the student, the educator, the administrator...
  • Blog Post: Bridging the gap to 1:1 computing – from Microsoft to Mozambique

    From time to time we at Microsoft Education invite our partner community to guest blog on Microsoft in Education, David Yunger, CEO at Greenbridge Computing, Inc is here highlighting the benefits of Windows Multipoint Server and how it's positively impacting schools around the globe! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________...
  • Blog Post: Top Five Über Themes for 2012

    Like every year before this one, 2012 will be an important year. However, the reasons will surprise you. No related posts. ...read more
  • Blog Post: New wave of Windows 8 PCs Help Drive Digital Learning

    Guest post by Nick Parker, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide OEM Today, I had the chance to speak at Microsoft’s annual Global Education Partner Summit (GEPS) on our Redmond campus where we discussed how technology is helping drive the transformation of education. The new wave...
  • Blog Post: Are Schools Allowing Kids to Be Tracked Online?

    In the race to put consumer media tablets in the hands of teachers and children, are we sacrificing student and teacher privacy for classroom engagement. Related Stores: BYOD versus Academic Equity Don’t Forget to eCycle
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partners in Learning Turns 10!

    Anniversaries represent commitment, and today, we’re celebrating one of the most important commitments an organization can make. Ten years ago, we recognized that education systems around the globe simply weren’t working. With a model built to support the 19th century industrial revolution...
  • Blog Post: AMD (Insights…CES 2013 Part 5 of 5)

    AMD brings exciting new devices and performance to CES 2013. AMD has been known for making the PC super affordable. Now, AMD is bringing their x86 SoC technologies to Windows 8 with high style and performance. Natural user interface (NUI) experiences are clearly in focus for AMD’s next generation...
  • Blog Post: Stanford University Leads The Way With Modern Apps

    No surprise! Stanford University, an innovation pacesetter in Higher Education, is first to launch a modern app for Windows 8. Related Stores: Computer Science Students, Get Ready for the Windows Store Windows 8 Release Preview in Pictures Developer Jobs for America with Windows 8
  • Blog Post: Insights from International Consumer Electronics Show 2013 Part 1 of 5

    The big announcements from CES are often the ones that get the least amount of news coverage. Here's what I found noteworthy for 2013. Related Stores: Why Windows is Expanding My Thinking on BYOD Introducing Microsoft Surface…
  • Blog Post: “Bring Your Own Data”—the next debate

    While the conversation about whether students should bring their own devices seems pressing pressing now, it is not the consumerization shift we need to get our collective heads around next. The next debate will be about how do we enable students to ...read more
  • Blog Post: Qualcomm (Insights…CES 2013 Part 3 of 5)

    Are you born mobile? That is the question Qualcomm Chairman and CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs asks. An intriguing question from the leader in true mobile technologies. If you own a phone (smart or not), you likely own a device powered by Qualcomm technologies. The brand name may not be recognized by your students...
  • Blog Post: 2012 with 20/20 Hindsight

    How close did I get to the Top Five Über Themes for 2012? The self-check assessment is in. Related Stores: Top Five Über Themes for 2012 “Bring Your Own Data”—the next debate BYOD versus Academic Equity
  • Blog Post: NVIDIA (Insights…CES 2013 Part 4 of 5)

    NVIDIA unveils Batman's secret identity at CES 2013 along with next generation mobile sans the bat. Related Stores: Insights from International Consumer Electronics Show 2013 Part 1 of 5 Qualcomm (Insights…CES 2013 Part 3 of 5) Intel Corp. (Insights…CES 2013 Part 2 of 5)
  • Blog Post: BYOD versus Academic Equity

    Can public schools embrace consumerization and maintain academic equity? It is slippery slope, so bring your sports cam for this one. Related Stores: “Bring Your Own Data”—the next debate Top Five Über Themes for 2012
  • Blog Post: Northern Institute of Technology Management Goes all in on Windows Apps

    From Germany, Northern Institute of Technology Management delivers modern apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices. Related Stores: Stanford University Leads The Way With Modern Apps Computer Science Students, Get Ready for the Windows Store Windows 8 Release Preview in Pictures
  • Blog Post: Mobile is About You (Insights…CES 2013 Wrap-Up)

    It’s not the device that’s mobile, it’s you. The Post-PC fallacy As you and I become increasingly more mobile in our living, working, and learning, our computing simply must become more personal as it adapts to our transient nature. If you have read this far, I hope that you realize...
  • Blog Post: Three Reasons Why You Should Stop Writing Technology Plans

    If technology is reaching obsolescence before it is fully adopted, how will schools plan for the future? Related Stores: Conversations @Microsoft Institute–Boston 1 of 4 Don’t Forget to eCycle