Microsoft in Education Blog
Last week at the Microsoft E2 Global Educator Exchange event, the topics of bravery, courage and leadership in the context of education, were the themes of the event. On the final day of E2, we heard from the people at the heart of learning – educators – who shared their ideas to help students have the courage and confidence to achieve more in their lives. Read what educator and entrepreneur Angela Maiers shared and watch the highlights video.
Read about day 2 at the Microsoft E2 Global Educator Exchange and watch the video recap.
The Microsoft E2 Global Educator Exchange officially kicked-off this morning. The nearly 250 educators and 30 student ambassadors representing 87 countries came together to share ideas and learn more about innovating in the classroom. Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education at Microsoft kicked off the event with an inspiring keynote setting the tone for week. Read more and see the day's recap video.
This week is the E2 Global Educator Exchange, when Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and student ambassadors from around the globe gather in one place to learn, share and collaborate. The 300 exemplary attendees who are with us in Redmond this week share a number of common qualities – perseverance, creativity and curiosity, to name a few. Read more about E2 Global Educator Exchange.
the E2 Global Educator Exchange
Excel is one of the most useful tools out there, but some find it complex. Here are a few simple tricks to help students successfully use this handy spreadsheet tool.
David Lopez, Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer, shared his ideas on how to use Microsoft Sway to present classroom content you already have created in Office and make it spring to life. All you really need to do is put images, text, videos, and more in order and Sway makes it look good. You can import content from PowerPoint files, PDFs and Word documents for a quick Sway makeover to present to students.
Guest post by Beth Watson, education director for the Asia Pacific region at Microsoft, discusses the need to re-boot modern education to ensure today's learners have a successful education that yields economic growth tomorrow.
Entering its fourteenth year, the global Microsoft Office competition provides a platform for students to test and showcase their skills on Microsoft Office applications. Learn more.
Schools typically are investing in technology to help students learn without first evaluating how different computer interfaces actually influence their learning. New research now provides insights into the types of computer interface that enhance thinking and learning, versus ones that undermine it. Read more and see the research findings.
Skype Translator breaks down communication barriers by delivering voice and instant messaging translation between languages. Schools are already excited about this new app with all the possibilities it presents. Think of how education will benefit from real-time language translation with Skype Translator.