Windows 8 has been reimagined for learning. The new Windows 8 educational applications revolutionise classroom learning and student productivity. Now your students can experience the full educational benefits behind months of programming and design. Teaching is made easy - ask your students to sketch a picture and watch their faces light up as it is translated into a realistic physics object. Get your students to connect to the future by building their dream career path and sharing it with their friends. The learning opportunities are endless as Windows 8 applications give new meaning to ‘interactive learning’.
Attendance allows teachers and tutors to mark class attendance on an easy to use platform that brings their students to life. Mark students as present, absent or late, store a note for a particular student, create numerous calendars or enable flagging of those students with interesting attendance records. The functions are endless in this app and ticking down the roll book won’t ever be a hassle again.
Age rating: 12+
Chemistry has never been so simple. The Periodic Table app contains comprehensive information of the chemical and physical attributes of all the chemical elements. Students can browse the colour coded elements, enrich their learning with extra images and links and pin their favorite element to their Start screen. Studying is made easy as students can search the elements by name, symbol or atomic number.
Age rating: 7+
This innovative application allows children to explore real world career paths based on an aggregate database of more than 30,000,000 data points. Students can select their desired career path and drill down further into the requirements of each occupational role such as skills and qualifications. The application is connected with social networking sites Twitter and LinkedIn, allowing older students to explore and connect with guides and mentors.
Age rating: 12+My Study Life
My Study Life is the perfect productivity tool for students, teachers, tutors and lecturers. The application is designed to reduce the stress of study life by storing classes, tasks (assignments, homework, revision, marking) and exams in the cloud. A student’s study life is now available on the go and being organised has never been so easy.
This application is the perfect solution to Mind Mapping on a tablet or PC. Mind8 can be used for taking notes, studying, carrying out projects or as an organiser for student life. It has an integrated synchronising feature which keeps students work up to date across all devices.
Age rating: 3+
Physamajig makes physics fun, letting students create their own games. Simply sketch a picture and the application translates it into a realistic physics object. But the real learning begins as students add attributes like friction and joints and creating their own games by adding Behaviors to their objects. Play a sport, land on the moon, destroy monsters with your cannon or go online to learn from the fantastic creations made by other users.
This application is a great way to get the younger students’ minds buzzing – with a little competition to keep them on the edge of their seats! Wordament is a one-of-a-kind word game, where students compete head to head in real-time, on the same board, against everyone else online. Students try to find the most words possible and earn bonuses by finding longer words.
Age rating: 10+
NASA Be A Martian
Bring science to life with NASA Be A Martian! Invite your students to be a part of a space exploration and learn all about NASA’s missions. Let them view Mars images and videos and be up to date on the latest mission news.
Age rating: 3+
Windows 8 makes interactive learning fun and easy. Apps seamlessly synchronise between multiple devices, making the implementation of a BYOD programme all the more worthwhile. To find out more about how Windows 8 can help encourage 21st Century learning, request a Windows in the Classroom seminar today. Follow this link to find out more http://www.microsoft.com/nz/windowsintheclassroom/.
This is good, but we need more than 8applicaications.