Microsoft in Education Blog
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.
Over the last 5 years, thousands of volunteers from the tech industry have brought their technical knowledge and real-world experiences directly to students in more than 130 schools across the US. Read how computer science teacher Michael Braun brought learning to life as part of the Microsoft Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program, a non-profit being incubated as part of Microsoft YouthSpark.
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.
Four free virtual training offerings are coming up in a professional learning webcast series for teachers. Join us as we explore more about teaching with 21st Century Learning Design, Windows 8, Office 365, and OneNote. Discover how technology in the classroom can save you time, and improve student success by registering to attend.
The OneNote Class Notebook Creator, the incredible app for education, is maximizing classroom potential. Learn how to start using this app to provide true classroom collaboration, e-resource, student personalized workspace and notebooks with OneNote. Read tips on how to start using OneNote Class Notebook Creator.
Recently, we brought together some of the brightest educators and school leaders in the Americas at the Microsoft Global Forum in Miami, Florida from November 5-7. The 2014-2015 Class of Education Innovators were announced at the Forum. While there, educators explored new technology that has the potential to revolutionize both teaching and learning and to discuss the next wave of innovation that promises to reshape education from top to bottom including how to use technology to enhance creativity and humanity. Sir Ken Robinson, a keynote speaker at the Forum, explained, “The real virtue is not in the tools we create, it is in how we use the tools to create, how creative we become with the tools. The challenge with technology is not a technological one, it's a spiritual one."
One hour: that’s all it takes to get a student excited about computer science. The week of December 8th is Computer Science Education Week, and as part of the celebration, the Hour of Code is going global.
We’ve enhanced OneNote Class Notebook Creator to make it even more powerful. We’ve added localization in ten languages, full notebook access for co-teachers, student teachers or substitutes when you add them to your notebook, easy-to-find links in Office, and faster performance.
It’s officially the season of giving, and Microsoft is giving in a big way to teachers and students around the globe. I’m pleased to announce that the popular Office 365 ProPlus Benefit is now available worldwide to all students and educators. This means that any eligible organization – anywhere in the world – can provide an Office 365 ProPlus subscription at no extra cost for all students, faculty and staff.
Every student brings his or her own unique experiences, talents, and challenges into the classroom, including those students with special education needs. December 2nd marks Special Education Day in the U.S. — because each child’s learning style is different, teachers must strive to support their students’ unique learning styles while balancing the demands of larger classrooms, standardized testing and changing curricula. With this in mind, we’re sharing stories of teachers and educators who are using technology in inventive ways to instruct students with a variety of learning styles and disabilities in recognition of Special Education Day.