As students go back to school at Miami-Dade County Public School District and Leon County Schools in Tallahassee, Florida, they will have the opportunity to learn with modern curriculum on powerful Windows 8 devices. These school districts are transitioning to 1:1 device learning programs that empower educators, inspire students, and will transform the entire school experience for their students. As Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade Public Schools explains it, "This district, in partnership with Microsoft, is leading with human capital development." See videos featuring teachers and students who share their experiences.
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.
Hear how Mystery Skype, an educational activity played by two classroom on Skype, is creating magic in a classroom in a small school district in Mondamin, Iowa. With the power of Mystery Skype, 5th grade students in this rural community developed new pride in their community. Developed by teachers, Mystery Skype addresses many areas of Common Core standards as well as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication.
Students of all grade levels are not shy in expressing their enthusiasm for learning with Windows devices and apps empowered with Windows 8. Hear from innovative teachers who share insights on the best ways to connect and inspire students to become life-long learners.
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.
For educators, the start of the new school year is the perfect time to set the tone for a productive year ahead. For many teachers, this means finding the most engaging and empowering technology and apps to inspire students to learn.
Teachers are increasingly turning to Microsoft to ensure their classrooms' digital transitions – and ultimately their student outcomes – are positive and successful. Hear what teachers are saying about using Windows devices in the classroom and how they inspire students.
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.
Anthony Salcito talks about Microsoft Imagine Cup, the world's premier student technology competition that draws worldwide participation from more than 190 countries. This week, the Imagine Cup World Finals are taking place in Seattle, and Anthony will be there, along with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who will be on-hand to judge the best student projects.
Teacher and master trainer David Lopez shares his favorite tips on using Office Mix, a new, free plug-in for PowerPoint 2013. Office Mix makes it easy for teachers to create free online learning portals to share lessons with students, colleagues, and others around the world.
At the Worldwide Partners Conference in Washington, D.C., Microsoft shares news about new and expanded cloud services and some incredible innovations in productivity. But just as important, we’ll be recognizing our many partners who work tirelessly develop technology that changes lives. It’s a commitment we share and it’s what makes the Microsoft education community so strong. One of those committed partners is ITWORX, a Microsoft partner for over 15 years and Microsoft Public Sector Education Partner of the Year.
Office Mix is a tool that meets a real need - and I think flipped and blended classroom teachers will be particularly excited to get a peek into its capabilities. But as educators, we all know that a tool is only a tool until it becomes part of a solution, so I wanted to start with some background and to talk about how I see Office Mix addressing some of my teaching goals and challenges.
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.
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.
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 and vendors continue to streamline and simplify mobile and cloud-based technology, those roadblocks are beginning to fall away.
When Leon County Schools started their 1:1 mobile learning initiative, they chose Windows 8 because of its flexibility after thorough discussion, research, and evaluation. Bill Nimmons, IT Director of Leon County Schools, shares the district's vision, decision, and best practices for other school districts moving to 1:1 learning.
It is so easy to get caught up in the next new bright shiny object that with a small phenomenal fee will transform your classroom overnight, teach your students for you, make you coffee and bring you the morning paper. Believe me when I say I have been hooked by those things before.