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  • Blog Post: Guest post by Stacey Roshan, Maryland Teacher: Office Mix: A Tech Tool and Teacher’s Aide

    ISTE 2014 has just wrapped up and I’m inspired by the enthusiasm of my fellow educators to embrace new tools that offer innovative ways to connect with and teach our students. This year, I had the opportunity to present in a session with Microsoft and meet with colleagues to share my experience...
  • Blog Post: Managing the Digital Classroom: Microsoft Partners Take a Giant Leap Forward

    By Margo Day, Vice President, U.S. Education Technology has been making inroads in classrooms around the world for years now, but there have remained significant – and stubborn -- barriers to success, especially around access, security and affordability. The good news is that, as manufacturers...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at ISTE: Helping teachers and students make the Digital Transition

    June 26, 2014 | Cameron Evans, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Education, Microsoft It’s that time of year again. This coming weekend, I will be joining my Microsoft Education colleagues at the annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Atlanta to learn about...
  • Blog Post: Kinect in education…open for ideas and exploration with the new SDK

    I’ve previously talked about my excitement over games-based learning and natural user interface , and how increasingly Microsoft has invested in exploring how these areas can make a difference in education. Since its release, there has been tremendous enthusiasm and fascination about Kinect...
  • Blog Post: MYSCIENCE. The Consumerization of Science

    Standford University Computer Science students ignite the consumerization of science with Microsoft Research's Project Hawaii initiative. Related posts: Project Hawaii: Students Build the Future of Mobile + Cloud Computing Incorporating Windows Phone ...read more
  • Blog Post: Educators Become Developers: Winners of the First Windows 8 App-a-thon

    The New Era of Digital Learning was fully on display in London early this week, when educators became developers for 24 hours in the first-ever Windows 8 App-a-thon at the British Education Technology & Training (BETT) Show. On Monday, January 28th and Tuesday, January 29th, 21 Partners in Learning...
  • Blog Post: The Kinect Effect in Education

    As a gamer and someone who's excited about the potential for gamification in education and the way in which we can apply incentives and other features of gaming to the learning process, I am a huge fan of Kinect . I'm a fan of the opportunities it's going to open up for new user interfaces, the opportunities...
  • Blog Post: The Science of Storytelling

    New technologies from Microsoft Research are enabling scientists, researchers, and citizen scientists to build better narratives with big data. I talk with a lot of education stakeholders about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (collectively STEM) Education weekly.  There is an urgent...
  • Blog Post: MYSCIENCE. The Consumerization of Science [updated]

    This week at Microsoft Research’s 12th annual Faculty Summit, Project Hawaii student creations from over 20 universities will be on showcase.   Project Hawaii is an experimental program that provides students with tools, services, and equipment to create their own, cloud-enabled applications using Windows...
  • Blog Post: 2012 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit Day Two

    Rick Rashid who created and runs Microsoft Research gave the opening keynote for day two. I found it interesting that when they started Microsoft Research they had a hard time recruiting top researchers. Twenty years ago Microsoft was still a relatively small company and there were doubts in some people...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows Starts Feb 1

    Kinect for Windows will be commercially available Feb 1. What does this mean for classroom learning? Related posts: You Can Judge A Book By Its Sensors Can XBOX 360 Turn Anyone into a Rock Star? Kinecting with Innovative Educator Johnny Kissko [updated] ...read more
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Mashup for Pictures and Video

    Microsoft Research Cliplets is an interactive app that will that will let you create the newspaper images from Hogwarts’ Daily Prophet.   Okay, maybe I used a little hyperbole in that introduction. However, when I first discovered MSR’s Cliplets –the images in the Daily Prophet...
  • Blog Post: 2012 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit Day One

    Oh what a day! I’m at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond WA this week. This is a big event for Microsoft Research with over 400 faculty from around the world hear for two days of presentations, demos, and lot and lots of conversations. We started off with a keynote...