Microsoft in Education Blog
Teacher Sandi Adams is a Microsoft Innovative Educator who shares her tips for using Office 365 in the classroom. Read these real-life tips on how students from fourth grade to high school graduation are creating projects using Office 365. Teachers and students are sharing documents, easily collaborating, and teachers can grade and edit comments. Students are preparing for the workforce and actively learning digital responsibility each day.
Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, announces Microsoft's global expansion of the ground-breaking Office 365 ProPlus Benefit, which is already providing millions of students and teachers with the powerful capabilities of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Access on up to five PCs or Macs and mobile devices -- including Android, iPad and Windows tablets. Now, millions more deserving teachers and their students at eligible schools can download – at no cost – this business-class productivity platform. Learn more.
On International Mother Language Day, we remind ourselves of the importance of preserving and celebrating all languages and cultures. To support learners in both formal and informal environments, every Chekhov book is made available as a free, print-on-demand PowerPoint file - and is also published as both a Windows 8 App and a Windows Phone App.
Read how at Cicero School District, just outside of Chicago, where more than 50 percent of the Cicero’s students speak Spanish as their first language and are learning English as a second language while attending school. Read how they are using classroom technology to help ‘language learners’ assimilate more quickly into class instruction, by removing this language impediment. Microsoft Surface and language apps support bilingual education.
After attended a training course sponsored by Microsoft about 21st Century Learning Design, one teacher decided to bring the training and tools back to her entire school. After getting her hands on some Microsoft tools for teachers, she had an idea of certifying the entire school and providing 20 hours of professional development centering on the Microsoft Innovative Educator concept. And that was just the beginning. Read Sandi Adams story and get inspired about what you have the power to do too.
We’re celebrating all things literacy! Go to Skype in the Classroom where you’ll find exclusive partner opportunities and hundreds of lessons created by our global community of teachers. Authors and illustrators are waiting to be scheduled as a guest speaker so they can share their passion for reading and writing with your students. Learn more about how to get involved.
Join Microsoft at the Computer-Using Educators (CUE) 2015 Annual Conference. The CUE Conference is the largest and oldest education technology conference in California, and among the largest in the United States. For 35 years, technology-using educators have been meeting at the CUE Conferences to advance student achievement at all levels of education and to address the use of Education Technology in instruction, administration, curriculum and management.
Meet Estella Pyfrom, the woman behind Estella’s Brilliant Bus, featured in the Microsoft Super Bowl Commercial 2015. Estella brings technology access to kids, literally. Her Brilliant Bus is a mobile learning station that gives underserved communities access to the technology that will help them reach their potential.
Join Microsoft at the Texas Computer Education Association Annual Conference & Exposition, February 2-6, 2015. Passionate teachers, campus and district leaders unite at this annual event to gather and share the latest trends and best practices for creating engaging classrooms that excite today’s active and inspired learners. Microsoft will be on the show floor – Booth #2139 - throughout the duration of the conference exhibiting our latest devices. Come learn more about Office 365 for Education, OneNote, and Office Mix from our product specialists as well as fellow educators who use these technologies in amazing ways.
When teachers embrace flipped learning, they can introduce new content, but do so through teacher created videos which students interact with prior to class. Flipped learning gets the teacher away from the front of the room and frees up class time for deeper learning. Read more and get tips on how to record lessons and flip your classroom.
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be partnering with a number of top education resource sites and institutions to provide teachers with quality professional development resources.
I always get excited when the topic of education is discussed – whether I’m having that discussion with students, teachers, or some of world’s most innovative educators and government leaders. This week, I’m in London for the Education World Forum (EWF) and the British Education Technology & Training (BETT) Show, two of the most important education events of the year. I will be sharing information from both the EWF and BETT throughout the week, both right here and on Daily Edventures.
On Sunday, January 18th nearly 100 top-level education leaders gathered in London, representing Argentina to Zimbabwe and 33 countries in between. They attended the Education Leaders Briefing at the Cardinal Place Immersive Classroom, Microsoft Executive Briefing Centre. These decision makers engaged in dialog with colleagues and experts about transforming education with 1:1 and mobile learning programs.
Today we announce that Microsoft, in partnership with certified Moodle partner Remote-Learner, is working to make tasks like managing calendars, creating content and improving workflows easier and more efficient for teachers.