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  • Blog Post: See What’s APPening in Education : Five Great Apps to Keep it Simple in the Modern Classroom

    By: Mary Perisic, Senior Partner Marketing, Microsoft Did you know there is a large variety of apps in the Windows Store and more are being published every day? Apps are great tools, and on a Windows device, they can be more than standalone tools. For example, apps can uniquely empower teachers to...
  • 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: St. Thomas and Selinsgrove School District choose Surface

    It’s hard to believe that it’s already been one year since Surface was at ISTE. Since then, we have been working hard to get Surface in the hands of teachers and students in 30 markets around the world. Some of the schools who have adopted Surface over the past year include the Supreme Education...
  • 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: How Innovative Schools Achieve Transformative Learning

    When I talk about transformative learning, I often highlight the individuals who make it happen -- from the kindergarten teacher using Surface tablets and innovative Windows 8 apps to reinvigorate his classroom, to the visionary school leader who ensures her students are ready for their next step, whether...
  • 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: 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: Two New Imagine Cup Challenges for 2012

    The Imagine Cup just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Today two more challenges were announced via the Imagine Cup blog ( Microsoft Announces Windows Metro Style App and Kinect Fun Labs Challenges for Imagine Cup 2012 ). One challenge is specifically for Kinect applications while the other is for Windows...
  • 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: Getting Ready For Windows 8

    Like almost everyone at Microsoft I have been hard at work getting ready for Windows 8. I’ve got the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and the Visual Studio Express Beta for Windows 8 of course. Trying out the Windows 8 Consumer Preview has been fun as I get used to the new interface. Of course as a developer...
  • Blog Post: Useful Download Links for Windows 8 and Windows Phone Development

    Part of my job is to help people find valuable resources. I especially like it when they are free. Free is good. These links are for students, faculty and professional (or non professional) developer.  Please check these links out, visit the websites, find what looks interesting and download the...
  • Blog Post: Experience the Whole Web with Windows 8

    Microsoft and Windows 8 are here at EDUCAUSE 2012. Discover why Windows 8 is the beginning of a new era. Related Stores: Northern Institute of Technology Management Goes all in on Windows Apps Stanford University Leads The Way With Modern Apps Eight+ Windows 8 Must Read Blogs for Educators
  • Blog Post: The Next OS codenamed: Windows 8 debuts

    Microsoft debuts first look at the next Windows OS, codenamed: Windows 8 at the D9 conference. A new multi-touch Natural User Experience with Live Tiles is coming in Windows8. Related posts: Journey to the next release of Windows ...read more
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links 2 April 2012

    I spent part of last week Getting Ready For Windows 8 . Sad to admit but it took me until last week to install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview over the developer preview I had been running. But I did. And I also installed Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows 8 and I’m working on my first Windows...
  • Blog Post: Don’t Forget to eCycle

    With the excitement and anticipation of Windows 8 building and the new era of digital device experiences on the horizon ; it is time to do a little housekeeping. According to a 2008 report from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Americans now own approximately 24 electronic products per household...
  • Blog Post: Thinking About Next School Year

    As the rolling schedule of school year openings and closings continues it looks like school is just about done everywhere in the US this week. Today is the last day with students at the school my wife teaches at. It seems like most of the local schools finished this week already. Of course in parts of...
  • Blog Post: DevCamps–More Opportunities to Learn Windows 8 Development

    Microsoft is happy to announce that Windows 8 DevCamps have been added to the DevCamps program to enable developers to build beautiful Metro style apps and publish them to the Windows Store. There are over 100 events on the devcamps.ms/windows site and registration is open now!   Be sure to download...
  • Blog Post: Dr Z’s Windows 8 How Tos

    If you have downloaded and installed the new Windows 8 Consumer Preview you have noticed that is is different. In many ways very different from previous versions of Windows. Zhiming Xue aka Dr. Z has created a series of posts just for you. No matter if you are a beginner or a power user his posts will...
  • Blog Post: New Curriculum Resources for App Development on Windows 8

    Most of what I post about is specifically for K-12 computer science education but I recently received the following about some curriculum designed for university level students. Still my experience tells me two things. One is that I do have a good number of university lever readers. And two there are...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Release Preview Released

    Yesterday Microsoft announced that Windows 8 Release Preview is now available for download in 14 languages. This is the final pre-release, and includes Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, new Windows 8 apps for connecting to Hotmail, SkyDrive, and Messenger (and many more), and hundreds of new and updated...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links 6 August 2012

    What a great week last week was. My big planned event was a meeting of the ACM/IEEE CS 2013 committee in Seattle WA. As it turns out that meant I was able to attend the closing gala for the Microsoft Partners in Learning US Forum. I’ll have a separate blog with links to that event. It is enough to say...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Windows 8 Hands-on-Labs

    Ready to learn how to develop for Windows 8? Well perhaps not quite ready for a dedicated machine or concerned about complicated set-up? Well in those cases the new Virtual Windows 8 hands-on-labs may be just what you need! What are virtual labs?  Microsoft Virtual Labs enable you to quickly evaluate...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Release Preview in Pictures

    Windows has been reimagined to be more than a PC operating system. Here is my first day with Windows 8 RP in pictures. Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview is available for download here . Install it today and experience Windows Reimagined.  Also, checkout the free apps in the new Windows Store. Related...