Microsoft in Education Blog
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OneNote Class Notebook Creator is a new app enhancement for Microsoft OneNote based on feedback teachers shared with Microsoft about how to make OneNote even better for student achievement.The OneNote Class Notebook Creator is an app for Office 365 and SharePoint Online that helps you set up OneNote in your class on all the devices most used by students and teachers (complete list of devices/platforms linked on OneNote.com). This tool will allow a teacher to create a class notebook and create three types of sub-notebooks for the class.
To empower education change agents, we propose a holistic education transformation framework to guide leaders. The Microsoft in Education Transformation Framework is a guide for educators and leaders engaged in holistic education transformation. Read more and download this series of papers from industry education experts.