Microsoft in Education Blog
This week marks the 87th annual Scripps Spelling Bee. Former spelling bee participant Yan Zhong, who is now a program manager for Skype at Microsoft, shares her memories of “Bee Week”.
Chester County School District Superintendent Dr. Agnes Slayman has an unique approach to using technology to help connect students and prepare them for the future. Read how this rural school district has implemented technology to help teachers and more than 5,000 students transition to a 21st century classroom. Blog post features a Q&A with Margo Day, vice president of U.S. education, Microsoft and Dr. Agnes Slayman, Superintendent of Chester County School District, South Carolina.
Microsoft is sponsoring EdmodoCon 2014, Edmodo’s virtual full-day conference focusing on teacher professional development. We're equipping teachers with the tools for success is pivotal to transforming educational outcomes.
As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, we are announcing Office Mix, a simple way for teachers to create interactive, online lessons with PowerPoint. Blog by Anthony Salcito, VP of Worldwide Education at Microsoft.
As many of you begin a new academic year, be sure to check out the fantastic free app from Microsoft called OneNote that supports classroom collaboration, planning, and organization. Every teacher endeavors to save time in a very hectic job. The OneNote app is part of Office, Office Online, and recently released, OneNote for Mac just may be the ticket you have been looking for to save time.
The state of Maryland is committed to increasing access to new technology and prepare students for future careers. "Today we are taking a big step forward in the tools we offer to students statewide. No matter where students attend school or what their economic situation may be, all now have free access at school and at home to Microsoft Office 365, the latest applications for collaborating and creating. In addition, we’re also unveiling 25 new IT Academy Program for schools across the state that will bring industry recognized technology certifications and skills to the students of Maryland," shares Dr. Lillian M. Lowery, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools. Read more in this guest post by Dr. Lowery.
Join Microsoft at EDUCAUSE 2014 in Booth #101 on September 29th – October 2nd in Orlando, Florida to explore what’s possible! When it comes to technology in education, your institution deserves more than a device or a service. Your school deserves a complete solution. Microsoft will be sponsoring several sessions at EDUCAUSE as well as hosting a hands-on lab to “see for yourself” what is possible with Office 365 and Windows 8.1.
For today’s students, learning takes place not only in the classroom, but also at home, outside, in libraries, and any place with an Internet connection. Effective learning technology needs to be as smart, flexible and hardworking as today’s students and teachers. For one UK school, anywhere, anytime learning plays a critical role in transforming their approach to 21st century learning, resulting in more engaged students and better student outcomes. Watch how Broadclyst Primary School and Twickenham Academy are using Windows 8 to empower students to learn anytime, anywhere.