Using Bing and Skype in the Classroom

Last week some of our Middle School, Grade 6 students went on their first Mystery Skype!  It was an exciting event organized by Microsoft and ABC’s program Born to Explore with Richard Wiese.

Our students, working with their teacher Mrs. Murphy, experienced virtual exploration using Microsoft Bing, Skype and Surface Pro3 tablets.  All of this was filmed by the crew from Born to Explore – and went very well.  It seems that Mrs. Murphy and her students are naturals on camera!… Visit the author's original post

Using Bing and Skype in the Classroom

Last week some of our Middle School, Grade 6 students went on their first Mystery Skype!  It was an exciting event organized by Microsoft and ABC’s program Born to Explore with Richard Wiese.

Our students, working with their teacher Mrs. Murphy, experienced virtual exploration using Microsoft Bing, Skype and Surface Pro3 tablets.  All of this was filmed by the crew from Born to Explore – and went very well.  It seems that Mrs. Murphy and her students are naturals on camera!… Visit the author's original post

Microsoft IT Academy Roll Out!

As I chronicle this adventure our district is currently on, I find we are now at a place where we finally get to see the tools we have put into place get into the hands of our students!  This semester, our Business Department at the High School is changing the curriculum they offer to now include the use of the Microsoft IT Academy.

We have two semester courses using the IT Academy with great success.  Students will learn about the newest version of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 and by the end of the semester will be prepared to take the certification exam if they wish to do so. … Visit the author's original post

Microsoft IT Academy Roll Out!

As I chronicle this adventure our district is currently on, I find we are now at a place where we finally get to see the tools we have put into place get into the hands of our students!  This semester, our Business Department at the High School is changing the curriculum they offer to now include the use of the Microsoft IT Academy.

We have two semester courses using the IT Academy with great success.  Students will learn about the newest version of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 and by the end of the semester will be prepared to take the certification exam if they wish to do so. … Visit the author's original post

How we arrived here…

One year ago our district made the move to the cloud.  We decided to expand our use of Microsoft products by adding Microsoft Office 365 licensing for our students and staff.  At around the same time we were updating our computers and standardizing our licensing to Windows 7 and Office 2010.

We believed that as a Windows district it made sense for us to improve access for everyone and provide them with tools they were familiar with.  The seamless compatibility of the desktop version of Microsoft Office with Office 365 is ideal. … Visit the author's original post

How we arrived here…

One year ago our district made the move to the cloud.  We decided to expand our use of Microsoft products by adding Microsoft Office 365 licensing for our students and staff.  At around the same time we were updating our computers and standardizing our licensing to Windows 7 and Office 2010.

We believed that as a Windows district it made sense for us to improve access for everyone and provide them with tools they were familiar with.  The seamless compatibility of the desktop version of Microsoft Office with Office 365 is ideal. … Visit the author's original post