Microsoft in Education Blog
We’re also excited to announce that faculty and staff will soon be able to access the same Office 365 ProPlus benefit as students. This means that any organization purchasing Office for all their faculty and staff can now include an Office 365 ProPlus subscription at no extra cost for all students, faculty and staff. Extending the Office 365 ProPlus benefit to teachers and staff ensures that educators have access to all their Office documents across all their devices, at work or at home.
Guest blog by Helen Gooch on how Office Mix makes it easy for any teacher to create a great learning opportunity by creating lessons using Microsoft PowerPoint.
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.
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.
We are thrilled to announce this year’s class of Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts and Microsoft Showcase Schools. This group of over 800 teachers and 150 schools represents the best of the best when it comes to using technology to reinforce critical 21st century skills. And even more important, they’re driving real impact and outcomes. The group is significantly larger than last year’s class – with nearly three times the number of educators and more than triple the number of schools – reflecting Microsoft’s goal of increasing the worldwide pool of innovators and collaborators.
Would you like to join a visionary community of educators passionate about improving student outcomes through use of technology? Each year, Microsoft selects innovative educator experts to be part of this exclusive global community who are paving the way for their peers to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other. Apply by October 15th.
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.
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.