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Ensure your school leadership team is across the opportunity afforded by new technologies, by hosting a complimentary Windows in the Classroom seminar. Find out more information by visiting our website. To book a Windows in the Classroom personal development seminar at your school or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Microsoft Partners in Learning is a $500 million global initiative working with schools and educators to improve teaching and learning practices; optimize the use of technology within pedagogy to improve learning outcomes; and help every student receive an excellent education and gain the skills they need in work and life. To sign up now, visit http://www.pil-network.com.
A real world example using PowerPoint and Tablet computer in the classroom (click image to play).
Windows Live Sync beta for Mac brings Live Mesh and the previous version of Windows Live Sync together into one product. With Windows Live Sync beta for Mac, you can keep the folders you choose in sync across your computers (Mac and PC) so the files you need are always right there with you.
This is particularly good for Live@EDU students who can use this to share files via Skydrive across platforms.
Microsoft Mathematics is a set of tools that you can use to perform mathematical operations on expressions or equations in your Word documents and OneNote notebooks. Download from http://bit.ly/nzedu1
You can use the extensive collection of mathematical symbols and structures to display clearly formatted mathematical expressions. You can also quickly insert commonly used expressions and math structures by using the Equation gallery.
You can use Microsoft Mathematics to perform the following tasks:
The really cool thing is that you can insert the graphs directly into the document. e.g.
Watch this video to see how it works
Almost makes me want to go back to school :-)
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Created by Botany Downs Secondary College
A vital need for students, faculty, staff and administrators in education today is effective, productive access to and control of technology. For end-users, that translates to productivity in accessing information and transforming it into knowledge and supporting collaboration. For administrators, effectiveness is providing a resilient infrastructure that supports the success of students and faculty and their broader education goals. And for information technology and system administrators, that means supporting education technology needs in a way that maximizes results from the scarce budget and people resources of their school or campus.
St Andrew’s College revamped their software solution, moving to a virtualised platform running Microsoft 2008 R2 Server, Windows 7 and Live@Edu.
Read the full case study here...