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A Day in the Life of a Student

A Day in the Life of a Student

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Whether you are a school’s IT leader, an educator, a parent, or someone who values learning, you know students and care about their success. Successful students are excited about learning, are well-organized and make good use of their time.

With Office 365 for education, this secondary school student works anywhere. He prints an assignment at home without worrying about formatting issues, and reviews a presentation without Web access on his way to school. At school he jumps right into learning, taking notes in all of his classes and organizing them in a digital notebook. He welcomes group projects, because the entire group is excited in using the latest tools, sharing information from their Office 365 desktops, brainstorming with an online whiteboard, and keeping a strong pace in video call discussions.

Working with Google Apps is frustrating and limiting. The student can’t review his latest work without Web access. Working with Google Apps, he captures notes in separate documents and cannot tag or search among them to find critical facts he needs for his term paper. He doesn’t have today’s capabilities to work seamlessly in group projects with online whiteboards and video calling.

Learn which tools you would want your favorite, hard-working student to use. See what this student’s experience is like using Office 365 versus using Google Apps.

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  • @Tony Tai

    Tony, I love to come to this site to see what the articles you produce. But I have to ask, Why are you so hard on yourself? Sometimes you rate your own posts as a 5 but many times you rate your own posts a 4! (You can see what you rate your posts here BTW >> social.technet.microsoft.com/.../activity).

    So I have to ask, WHY  would you rate your own posts a 4? Don't be so gracious! You work hard and do a great job. So rate your work a 5. You earn it... go for it!

  • @Tony Tai Fan: It’s great to see your interest in the blog. Yes, please contribute to the ratings as well as comments. We’d love to learn more about your impressions. For example, with today’s availability of Office 365 for education, I learned that the Fresno Unified School District is moving to the service and students’ use of collaboration tools is expected to triple in moving to Office 365. Students currently use Microsoft Office and SharePoint to create documents and presentations and collaborate on class projects. The district also expects to save $50,000 to $100,000 yearly in costs.

    Gonzaga University expects to maintain leadership in online learning and provide its students using distance learning with access to an online resources portal and collaboration tools via Office365. Office 365 will reach 8,000 students and 1,200 faculty and staff. What are your impressions of today’s news? (http://bit.ly/MU3mOB)

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