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Why You'll Love Windows 8

Why You'll Love Windows 8

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Windows 8 is reimagined for learning. It arms schools and teachers with innovations designed to transform students’ learning experiences. It gives students a modern way to consume content and allows them freedom to create, collaborate, produce and share across a range of devices, with touch, mouse and keyboard or pen. Teachers can now use these capabilities to build their students’ 21st century skills and help ensure they reach their potential.

Anthony Salcito, Vice President of World Wide Education at Microsoft, has put together 8 reasons why Windows 8 is great for education:

Two of these, I think are particularly important for educators - the cloud foundation and the ability to open students to the world of education apps.

The cloud foundation of Windows 8 means that students and teachers can easily access their information, collaboration and productivity tools. SkyDrive and Office 365 for education are central to the Windows 8 experience. This offers a flexible, anywhere, anytime learning experience across a range of different devices, both in and out of the classroom.

Opening students to the world of education apps means that now there is a variety of experiences and content available that can aid in teaching in learning in the form of applications. I recently published a blog about the many different education apps available on Windows 8.

These are just two of the many reasons why you'll love Windows 8. See the full list by Anthony Salcito here.  

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