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Connect: "Grava" CTP
What is "Grava"? "Grava" is the code name for a new set of tools from Microsoft’s Education Products Group that is designed to allow the education community to create and assemble materials that will increase discovery and allow learners to go at their own pace and learning style. "Grava" tools are scheduled...
8 Feb 2007
There is a great listserv for technical discussion of Microsoft and other technologies in high ed environments. Subscription information is available on http://windows-hied.org/ . The participants of the listserv have an annual conference in Redmond. The event is held on campus but is not a Microsoft...
1 May 2006
Vista Sidebar Gadget for SharePoint Learning Kit
So you're a student taking an online class and you need to keep track of all your assignments, when they are due, which have been graded and returned, etc. Wouldn't it be nice if you had the information always in front of you and up to date so you were never late with an assignment again? I've had...
22 Feb 2007
Office team posts new EDU content
The Office team has released a lot of new content to help students/teachers to kick off the school year. This includes a slew of templates and content for office applications as well as training and tools that "Educationalize" the Office platform. Inside Office Online blog : School bells are ringing...
5 Sep 2007
Learning Network Manager
Project Description What Is the Learning Network Manager? The Learning Network Manager (LNM) offers a standard way of setting up and configuring computer labs, while reducing support and training requirements. It provides a controllable infrastructure that can be customised to meet the needs of individual...
12 Feb 2007
Tablet PCs in Education
Imagine – you are studying for a final and find an item on the syllabus you just don’t recall. That day your mind was off in space for one reason or another. You open a browser and search across the professor’s class notes. You see the material from that day, highlight a specific bullet point and click...
15 May 2006
Online seminars: Get the most out of your classroom technology
Series of online seminars on how to leverage Microsoft technology in the classroom. http://www.microsoft.com/education/EPA.mspx
3 Apr 2006
Using TabletPCs for studying
I love reading the Student Tablet PC blog. This is a really interesting idea that includes the value of not just a tablet but the applications such as OneNote and how they can add value to studying. Link to The Student Tablet PC » Blog Archives » Expert Tiny-Writing Cheat Sheets In my life, I use OneNote...
30 Dec 2006
Innovative Teachers Forum, September 27-28, 2007 - Please share this with innovative teachers!
Guest blog from Zanoon Nissar! Zanoon is with our Partners in Learning group and wished to spread the word to anyone in the education community who might subscribe to my blog. Thanks Zanoon! 2007 U.S. Innovative Teachers Forum: Rewarding 21st Century Learning Teams Each year the Innovative Teachers Forum...
6 Jun 2007
Free tools for Education
First off, I’m happy to have written this while on a plane. I'm posting now that I'm in the Detroit airport - using my phone as a modem. One of my peers recently built a PowerPoint deck that focuses on all the solutions we literally give away that are valuable to education. The resulting list is longer...
6 Apr 2006
Best of luck to all students finishing finals this week
A sincere good luck to everyone finishing out the semester this week. Seems like just yesterday... Link to The Student Tablet PC » Blog Archives » Happy finals, everyone Great info on the Student Tablet PC blog on study tools.
18 Dec 2006
News from Partners in Learning - replicating ASSET
I'm a very big fan of our PiL group and luckily I get to work with them a few times a year on various projects. This press release outlines a great program that Partners in Learning is assisting to replicate the program's success to other schools. U.S. Partners in Learning grants will help expand four...
19 Apr 2007
Windows MultiPoint, Youths in Developing-World Classrooms Learn 21st-Century Skills
This looks really promising and I hope it is eventually developed for academic classrooms worldwide. I can most certainly see how it could expand learning opportunities across fewer PCs. Link to With Windows MultiPoint, Youths in Developing-World Classrooms Learn 21st-Century Skills: The solution...
19 Dec 2006
Link: Podcasting 101 for K-12 Librarians
I'll give Credit to TechLEARNing.com , which you should visit, before linking directly to the site below. This is a good high level overview for educators to understand what "podcasting" means, how the process works, and what value it offers to education. http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/apr06/Eash.shtml...
11 Apr 2007
Follow-up to Free Education Tools
We have the best partners in the world. I got an Email shortly after my last post for another article on the same topic. http://spaces.msn.com/bhandler/blog/cns!70F64BC910C9F7F3!730.entry Hopefully the trackback is automatically created.
13 Apr 2006
Physics Illustrator for Tablet PC
For those of you on other EDU blogs, especially the tablet-related blogger's, this looks promising. Bring your drawings to life with the Physics Illustrator, a motion simulator for the Tablet PC. Simply draw two-dimensional bodies, connect them in various ways and apply forces, then watch as animation...
2 Apr 2007
Education Vision: The 3 Pillars
We just completed our mid-year review process internally, a milestone that focuses more on what you want to accomplish in the future rather than critique of past performance. I set a near-term goal to more clearly communicate our Education vision to technically-minded customers. I've been brainstorming...
4 Apr 2006
Windows MultiPoint SDK
MultiPoint is a new technology from Microsoft that allows developers to build applications that affordably increase the reach of existing classroom PCs and help students everywhere build essential 21st century learning skills such as collaboration, teamwork, and computer familiarity. Multipoint enables...
8 Feb 2007
Microsoft TechTalks for Education in May
Microsoft’s Education team is pleased to announce its May TechTalks series. These Live Meetings are hosted every Wednesday and are designed for education customers (K-12 and Higher Education) to get technical information on our products and solutions. They are open to all K-12 and Higher Education customers...
2 May 2006
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