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  • 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: Celebrating our Global Progress

    Recently, Microsoft announced a major step forward in our ongoing efforts to equip students worldwide with the technology and skills needed to ensure their future success. Although only initially available in the U.S., I’m excited about the potential this represents for students around the world...
  • Blog Post: Anywhere Anytime Learning: Technology-empowered Learning Environments Transform Today’s Learners into Tomorrow’s Leaders

    When it comes to preparing for – and making the most of – innovative classroom technology, Microsoft believes that technology can help improve teaching and learning, and ultimately create opportunity and raise living standards for people around the world. This kind of transformative change...
  • 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: Building Tomorrow's Workforce Today: A Thoughtful Approach

    At this week’s BETT show In London, I’m among policy-makers, school leaders, and other education innovators, all with a common goal: choosing a long-term technology solution that will maximize limited budgets and learning impacts and do the right thing for students and their communities....
  • Blog Post: New online safety features coming in Windows 8

    It’s a fact of life that students increasingly are looking to the Web to consume information about their world, connect with friends, to gather information and research for school work and more. As students' digital appetite continues to grow, parents and schools need to be much more mindful of...
  • 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: Attend a Session and Schedule at Meeting with Microsoft at Ellucian Live!

    Microsoft is a proud sponsor of Ellucian Live coming up in Philadelphia, April 7-10, 2013! We are excited to discuss how to improve student success while lowering costs with high impact IT solutions built for education . At Ellucian Live this year, Microsoft Education Solution Experts will present...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Microsoft Surface…

    No longer just TV fantasy…Now you can finally have your own Microsoft logo’d device…and it’s a beauty. Microsoft Surface debuted in Los Angeles, California today at a super secret press conference.  And I do mean super secret.  It was fun reading the predictions of what some thought...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Wednesdays: A Q&A with a Technical School that Simplifies the IT Environment with Windows 8 Deployment

    Students report that the operating system makes it easy to view information without opening applications. In this week’s Windows 8 Wednesday post the Microsoft in Education blog talks with Heiki Tähis, Head of IT and CIO of the Tallinn Polytechnic School in Estonia, about the school’s...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 and Mindstorms EV3 for STEM Education

    Checkout some highlights from Build developer conference for Windows 8.1 and STEM education. Related Stores: Celebrate National Robotics Week Apr 7-15, 2012 Thank you, Mommy Peeking Into Windows 8 [updated]
  • Blog Post: If America Ran Like SimCity

    SimCity is a rich and immersive experience for students learning the complexities and subtleties of the world we live in. From the decisions of where to place a road to what your city should have as a specialization, SimCity makes the complex decisions of our national, state, and local leaders approachable...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Wednesday: Giving Students a Voice with Windows 8

    Today marks the first in a series of Windows 8 Wednesday posts, weekly updates focused on how Windows 8 is making a difference in education – for both educators and students. I hope you will check back often and follow me on this journey. Just a few days ago, I had the privilege of helping to...
  • Blog Post: Government & Education Institutions Choose Microsoft to Modernize Their Businesses

    Its day one of Microsoft’s annual U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit where more than 250 of the brightest minds in government and education are gathered to learn more about how Microsoft and our partner technologies can help modernize their businesses. These are visionary CIOs and IT leaders that are...
  • 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: Reimagining Windows

    Microsoft is reimagining Windows and the devices that run Windows. Discover the all of the resources to stay up-to-date on what's next for Windows and the entire ecosystem from the //Build Windows Conference in Anaheim, CA. Related posts: Journey to the next release of Windows Tablet PCs for Education...
  • Blog Post: Low Cost Devices in Education and Government

    At some point in the ancient times people started writing on clay tablets because it was important to capture accurate information beyond drawing on cave walls. They were important for the rulers of that time to keep track of taxes, population and food reserves, and for scholars to capture and leave...
  • Blog Post: Eight+ Windows 8 Must Read Blogs for Educators

    So you think you know everything about Windows 8? Time for a knowledge assessment. No related posts.
  • 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: ISTE 2013: Schools Bring Learning to Life on Windows 8

    I am so excited to be in San Antonio this week for the annual International Society for Technology in Education 2013 Conference talking to teachers about how they use technology. The U.S. education system is undergoing a tremendous transformation, one that holds great potential in changing the way our...
  • Blog Post: You Can Judge A Book By Its Sensors

    Whether through pop-up books, textured art, enhanced audio pages, or scratch-n-sniff photos, writers have been attempting to engage our senses more fully when reading. Now, the emergence of low-costs sensors will enable reading to be deeply engaging. Related posts: Windows 7 Opens the Way to “Real”...
  • Blog Post: Why educators, students and schools will want and love Windows 8

    At Microsoft, our commitment to education starts with students and teachers. After all, they innovate in education every day. However, putting teachers and students first means partnering with schools to ensure the fast changing-world of technology is relevant and helpful to the instruction in the classroom...
  • Blog Post: How to Avoid Expensive Network Upgrades in Education

    A Chromebook can create nearly 700 times more network traffic versus a notebook running Microsoft Windows! Related Stores: The Stage Is Set…Mice…Cameras….Action Windows Phone 7 Series Gets Smart Design Windows 7 RTM Build 7600 – My Uneventful Installation Experience
  • Blog Post: Developer Jobs for America with Windows 8

    While the President and the Congress work out a bipartisan way to create jobs for Americans, Microsoft steps in and offers 450,000,000 income opportunities. ...You can watch the on-demand stream here. Related posts: Reimagining Windows Windows for Kids Journey to the next release of Windows .....
  • Blog Post: Computer Science Students, Get Ready for the Windows Store

    Computer Science Education Week is a great time to begin learning about Windows 8 and the new Windows Store for apps. Get started building the next hot app today. Related posts: Developer Jobs for America with Windows 8 Peeking Into Windows 8 [updated] Visual Studio 2010 Built On Windows Presentation...