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  • Blog Post: Using SharePoint Online & OneNote Web App for better notes, everywhere!

    I have always been meticulous awful when it comes to keeping notes; whether it’s actions from meetings, shopping lists, things to do, I just seem unable to get it right. I’ve tried it all – sticky notes, notepads, email flags, writing on the back of my...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Putting your students in the court room–mock trial, of course

    I met Kelli Etheredge just over three years ago. She was selected to attend the Partners in Learning 2009 US Innovative Education Forum and was there showcasing her work as a literature teacher and teaching & learning lead at St. Paul’s Episcopal High School in Mobile, AL. I only recall parts of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Global Education Partner Summit

    I have had a great time connecting with our education partners the last two weeks. Last week, we had an opportunity to talk about students and technology with a lot of our OEM partners from around the world. This week, at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, we hosted close to 200 education partners from...
  • Blog Post: Tablet PC and OneNote — Inspiring new pedagogy

    Patrick Harless, an algebra and geometry teacher at Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts, uses the inking capability of a Tablet PC and Microsoft OneNote to work through math concepts with his students. In an issue of Mathematics Teacher, a monthly ...read more
  • Blog Post: Accessibility in Education: Real Examples…Real Impact

    I know I’ve written on the importance of accessibility in education before , but I wanted to share this video below which does an excellent job of featuring some real examples on how technology can make a difference. It features some ways in which Microsoft is incorporating an accessibility focus...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Wednesday: Preparing for a new era in K–12 education

    When I talk to teachers around the world the one feature in Windows 8 that I hear the most about is the beauty of OneNote . Whether it is teacher to student, student to student or teacher to teacher -- the sharing and collaboration features in OneNote offer a great classroom experience. We’ve seen...
  • Blog Post: Acer + OneNote=Webcast for Educators

    Note taking: The 21st Century way – that sounds like a good title for a book. Sorry I digress. We’re always asked by many people “what are the most impactful Microsoft tools for the classroom” and inevitably, OneNote comes up, usually first, but definitely not last on the list. Surprisingly, there are...
  • Blog Post: Celebrate Pi Day By Giving Microsoft Math 4.0 A Try

    We know math is a universal need in education...and also a major source of frustration for students. In fact, 73% of parents and 77% of teachers say math is the most difficult homework subject for their students, while only 36 percent of parents say they are prepared to help their children with math...
  • Blog Post: Lecture slides & notes living happily together (video)

    In this video, I’ll show you how to drag a PowerPoint presentation into OneNote and take notes next to the slides. Find out more about how OneNote and PowerPoint are better together ! - -Jennifer Bost .. ...read more
  • Blog Post: OneNote tip: How to tag exam material in your notes

    Whatever your philosophy on test taking, they haven’t been abolished yet. So get prepared! Don’t just madly cram for a test the night before. You can do better than that. Get organized! While you’re in class taking notes, use a special tag to mark the material you know (or think...
  • Blog Post: What were teachers asking about at ISTE?

    Last month I attended the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2011 conference in Philadelphia. For three days I worked the booth and walked the halls listening to the questions that teachers and school IT professionals were asking. Get the scoop on what we were demonstrating...
  • Blog Post: A teacher’s thoughts on Windows SkyDrive (video)

    Meet Kelvin Dueck, a physics and math teacher at Pitt Meadows Secondary School. Kelvin wanted a way to share his math answer keys and physics notes with his students. That way his students could access help and extend their learning outside of traditional classroom walls. He was looking for a virtual...