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.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been one year since Surface was at ISTE. Since then, we have been working hard to get Surface in the hands of teachers and students in 30 markets around the world.
Did you know there is a large variety of apps in the Windows Store and more are being published every day? Apps are great tools, and on a Windows device, they can be more than standalone tools.
Technology has been making inroads in classrooms around the world for years now, but there have remained significant – and stubborn -- barriers to success, especially around access, security and affordability. The good news is that, as manufacturers and vendors continue to streamline and simplify mobile and cloud-based technology, those roadblocks are beginning to fall away.
When Leon County Schools started their 1:1 mobile learning initiative, they chose Windows 8 because of its flexibility after thorough discussion, research, and evaluation. Bill Nimmons, IT Director of Leon County Schools, shares the district's vision, decision, and best practices for other school districts moving to 1:1 learning.
It is so easy to get caught up in the next new bright shiny object that with a small phenomenal fee will transform your classroom overnight, teach your students for you, make you coffee and bring you the morning paper. Believe me when I say I have been hooked by those things before.
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.
International Society for Technology in Education 2014 is just a few weeks away! Microsoft is a tier 1 sponsor, we invite you to join us as we share Microsoft solutions to empower students and educators to learn, create and do more!
Last night we watched as the Scripps National Spelling Bee Co-Champion’s spelled their way to the win! Congratulations to Sriram Hathwar from Painted Post, NY and Ansun Sunjoe, of Fort Worth, TX, on persevering to the end. Microsoft was honored to be the exclusive technology sponsor of the Scripps Spelling Bee.
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”.
Today, Thailand’s Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) is announcing a sweeping cloud education partnership with Microsoft, one that will provide 8 million students and 400,000 teachers throughout the country with free access to the world's best cloud-enabled productivity software, Microsoft Office 365 for Education.
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.
The month of May on the Microsoft Educator Network focuses on appreciating the teachers in our global community. We recognize their incredible contributions, and innovations in classrooms all over the world in the face of challenges and barriers that they overcome daily.
Margo Day, Vice president of U.S. Education at Microsoft and Sterling Beane, the West Virginia Department of Education’s Chief Technology Officer, discuss how West Virginia is paving a new way for states to do business by forming a bold strategic partnership between the public and private sectors that will result in lower costs and broader access for the schools and families in West Virginia.