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This is a benefit of the Ministry of Education’s agreement with Microsoft, where every state and integrated school in New Zealand is eligible to get Office 365 ProPlus software for your students.
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This blog was originally posted by Jacqueline Russell, Microsoft Surface Education Manager, on the Microsoft Surface Blog. Jacqueline gives such fantastic insight into the benefits enjoyed by Cincinnati Country Day School, the first school to adopt the Surface Pro 3 as their 1:1 student computing device, we had to share it with you. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Tweet us your thoughts at @MSNZEducation.
A few weeks ago, I had the great fortune to visit one of the premier schools in the US and a pioneer in the use of mobile computing in Education. I had heard a lot about Cincinnati Country Day School before I visited. I knew that they were the first school in the nation to go 1:1 back in 1996, and had heard great things about the Tablets in Education conference they host annually. Even though I knew what to expect, I was still amazed by what I saw, and inspired by the vision of their IT Director, Rob Baker. Cincinnati Country Day School (or CCDS) is a private Pre-Kindergarten through High School located on a sprawling campus surrounded by sports fields in the suburbs of Cincinnati. With such a strong focus on technology, I had expected it to be obvious when I walked in – I guess I had in my head the “old school” stereotypes of technology centers with cables dangling from the ceilings and monitors lining the hallways, and at least a computer lab, or 3 or 4. I saw none of this. Walking around the lower, middle, and upper schools, I was struck by a few things:
We have other customers who have committed to Surface Pro 3, but CCDS is the first school to adopt Surface Pro 3 as their 1:1 student computing device. When I sat down to talk to Rob about his vision and philosophy around technology in Education, he spoke about 3 things – the importance and value of reading and writing to the way students learn, their focus on the creative process, and giving teachers and students technology tools that are versatile enough to support whatever they want to do. When I asked him why he chose the Surface Pro 3 for CCDS, he told me that it was the first no-compromise device that met all 3 of his criteria:
I had heard from many Education Experts and Advisors that ultimately, the device doesn’t really matter – it’s more about the web, apps and the digital learning content available. So, at the end of our conversation, I challenged Rob with this notion, and his response was, “Sure, the device doesn’t matter… until you have the wrong device and can’t do what you want with it. Then it really matters.”
Don't Forget to Register for the Next CAA Webinar: What’s the problem? A Cambridge guide to developing, managing and assessing collaborative Math problem-solving in the Primary classroom.
The Collaborative Assessment Alliance welcomes Claudia Bickford-Smith, Director of the International Education Business, University Printing House - Cambridge University Press, and Janet Rees, Cambridge University Press Primary Maths educator and author. This CAA webinar event will focus on topics such as: Weight problems and comparisons, capacity, measuring distance and height and position and movement. The presentation will illustrate how to teach these concepts in using collaborative problem-solving methodologies, aimed at 6 to 8-year-olds.
Limited number of seats available for this live conference event. Register now to reserve your spot.
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This post was originally blogged on the Microsoft Office website. You can access it here.
The OneNote Setup Tool for Teachers is an App for SharePoint Online that helps you set up OneNote in your class. This tool will create a class notebook, which includes three types of sub-notebooks:
Learn how OneNote notebooks can transform learning in your class.
What you’ll need:
Note: The administrator can find instructions here: Learn how an IT Administrator can install OneNote Setup Tool for Teachers for your school.
To get started, follow the steps below to create a class notebook with the OneNote Setup Tool for Teachers app.
Tip If the OneNote Setup Tool for Teachers app isn't visible on the first page, scroll through the Site Contents at the bottom of the page, or search for OneNote Setup Tool in the Site Contents search box.
Note OneNote Setup Tool for Teachers must already be installed, and you (the teacher) must have Full Control permissions to that SharePoint site.
Create a class notebook:
Tip We recommend that you create a separate notebook for each class. For example, if you teach multiple Spanish 2 classes, create a notebook for each class. Give each notebook a unique name that is easy for you and your students to identify. You might name the notebooks “Spanish 2 P1” for your 1st period class, “Spanish 2 P2” for your 2nd period class and so on.
Note Each notebook you create must have a unique name, and it cannot contain these characters # / * ? " | < > : . % ' \.
You can add your students individually or in bulk.
Note Your students must have an Office 365 organization account to continue with this step. If you are not sure whether or not they do, ask your administrator.
Tip As you type, the tool will look up possible matches. For example, you can type “Carl” and it will find any students matching that name.
Tip After you paste the students' names into the textbox, the app will look up each name. If matches are not found, you can retype the name or remove the name from the textbox.
Tip We recommend that you create section names that correspond to activities, not units. For example, use activities such as Handouts, Class Notes, and Quizzes. The reason for this is that students work in one unit at a time; it will take longer to find items of interest in a unit section.
Note You can also add, remove, and delete sections directly in your students’ notebooks after the class notebook is created.
Tip: The same link is used by everyone in one class to access the class notebook. If you make notebooks for several classes, each link will be different.
Tip: You may wish to add content by placing it in the Content Library before inviting your students to open the class notebook. Keep a copy of the link in your records while you prepare the notebook, then share the link with the students when ready.
Please send any questions for feedback about OneNote Setup Tool for Teachers to OneNoteEDU@microsoft.com – we'd love to hear from you.