Category Archives: 1:1 computing

New Education Category in Visio Pro for Office 365

Years of research suggest students learn best when presented new material in diverse and interactive ways. Gone are the days of lecture-only classrooms; today, educators incorporate a variety of methods to boost learning outcomes. One of those methods, of course, is visual. We’re excited to announce new Microsoft and third-party templates for Visio Pro for Office 365 to help educators present information in highly visual and exciting ways, while helping students better engage across subjects.

New Education templates

Visio Pro for Office 365 is adding more than 20 education templates and sample diagrams that span core subjects, including algebra, trigonometry, chemistry, and physics.… Visit the author's original post

Join our next #OneNoteQ TweetMeet to Share Your “Best Of 2016 Moments”

 

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Join our next #OneNoteQ TweetMeet to Share Your “Best Of 2016 Moments”

 

During 2016, the OneNote team launched more than 36 new OneNote features that educators won’t want to miss in our blog here. And to celebrate a successful year together, we’re inviting all OneNote avengers to share #Bestof2016 OneNote experiences in our upcoming OneNoteQ TweetMeet on December, 6th at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, PT.

In preparation for the Twitter chat, below you will find all the information and background you need to join so you can share your favorite #Bestof2016 OneNote moments in our final #OneNoteQ TweetMeet of 2016.… Visit the author's original post

Office Mix creates rich and engaging lessons

Guest post by Kristen Messer, Teacher, be.tech Career Academy

When I grew up we had four television stations and cartoons aired on Saturdays. Pong was the only video game on the market. I played outside. I loved puzzles. So going to school was exciting. After all, there wasn’t much else to compete for my attention.

Today, on-demand entertainment streams to students’ computers and phones 24/7.  In fact, The National Center for Biotechnology Information cites a decrease in attention span from 12 seconds in 2000 to just eight seconds in 2013.… Visit the author's original post

Immersive and inclusive learning experiences – inspired by teachers

At Microsoft, we’re committed to “Empowering Every Student on the Planet to Achieve More.” We’re reaching more and more students and teachers every day. According to Futuresource*, Windows continues to be the leading global platform for K-12 education. And this week we’re excited to share more around our momentum as well as a few upcoming features we hope you’ll love.

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Immersive and inclusive learning experiences – inspired by teachers

By Tony Prophet – Corporate Vice President Education Marketing

At Microsoft, we’re committed to “Empowering Every Student on the Planet to Achieve More.”

We’re reaching more and more students and teachers every day. According to Futuresource*, Windows continues to be the leading global platform for K-12 education.

And this week we’re excited to share more around our momentum as well as a few upcoming features we hope you’ll love.

OneNote – Creating and Sharing in Entirely New Ways

OneNote is reinventing the way learning gets done in classrooms around the world – empowering students and teachers to collaborate in real time – creating, editing, sharing and grading assignments.… Visit the author's original post

Empowering students around the world to achieve more

At Microsoft, we are humbled to see more and more students and teachers around the world using Microsoft products including Windows 10, Office, OneNote, Skype, and more to achieve academic success and prepare for their futures. According to Futuresource...(read more)Visit the author's original post

Empowering students around the world to achieve more

At Microsoft, we are humbled to see more and more students and teachers around the world using Microsoft products including Windows 10, Office, OneNote, Skype, and more to achieve academic success and prepare for their futures.

According to Futuresource*, Windows continues to be the leading global platform for K-12 education, with twice as many Windows devices shipped in 2015 as our closest competitor.

Educators are turning to Windows 10 because of familiar and more personal experience for students and educators, as well as the safety and security features Windows 10 offers.… Visit the author's original post

Join us January 30th for Hack the Classroom, a digital event

On January 30th, Microsoft is bringing together inspiring “education hackers” to help put a spark in your classroom. Microsoft’s Hack the Classroom is a free, digital event for educators and school leaders designed to provide insights into the latest trends in education so you can make your teaching more creative and compelling.

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The Microsoft Certified Educator: preparing the next generation of innovative educators

Learn about the new Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) certification. The MCE is not about learning a particular technology or Microsoft skill. Rather, it’s about providing a holistic focus on technology for educators, allowing them to demonstrate their understanding and proficiency with infusing technology into the teaching and learning process. Microsoft's global partnership with UNESCO has led to design and creation of an industry-recognized technology in education certification for teachers. Learn more about the MCE and how to get started.

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Guest blog by Helen Gooch – Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer: Office Mix, a Must Tool for Educators

Are you new to teaching?  Is this your first or second year in the field?  There are more teachers than ever today in our classrooms who have been in education five or fewer years.  High on the list of activities you most likely are involved in as a new teacher are driving student achievement and using data to validate your classroom effectiveness.  Office Mix, simply, really should be one of the teaching tools you employ on a regular basis to achieve those goals.  Let’s think inside and outside the box for the next few minutes.… Visit the author's original post

Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorial Will Inspire Students to Learn Computer Science Skills

To the community of 100 million players around the world, Minecraft represents many things - creativity, strategy, collaboration and survival, just to name a few. What many may not realize is that Minecraft has the power to transform learning on a global scale.

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Windows 10 Ushers in Big Changes for Schools Worldwide

Today's digital natives are not only adapting to the quick pace of change in technology, but embracing it. Technology is a part of their daily lives, and it will - without question - be a huge part of their careers after graduation. So how do schools ensure students are well prepared for the world outside of the classroom?

Today's most effective classrooms are places where students can help design their own learning paths using individualized content, devices and styles. And for innovative schools like these, Windows 10 has put them on the road to better, safer and more engaged learning and teaching.… Visit the author's original post

Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorial Will Inspire Students to Learn Computer Science Skills

Read about new resources for educators and school leaders available today. Post by Anthony Salcito, vice president, Microsoft Education.

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Staff Collaboration and Communication with OneNote and OneDrive

As an Instructional Technology Specialist in support of a 21st-century teaching and learning, 1:1 laptop initiative, OneNote and OneDrive are a part of my daily life – both in and out of school - for Dianne Krause, at Wissahickon School District, Pennsylvania. Read how her district is using OneNote and OneDrive to drive collaboration and lesson planning.

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Schools use real-time data to improve learning outcomes and boost graduation rates

Whether schools are using student data – and technology that captures it securely – to easily identify at-risk students, adjust learning strategies for gifted students or help staff spend less time on paperwork, all education stakeholders are reaping the benefits. Microsoft’s integrated IT solutions are helping educators transform learning with critical insights that support student relationship-building – from recruitment through retention, and from first contact to graduation and beyond.

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Embracing a New Normal in Higher Ed: Educause 2015

Microsoft is at Educause this week. Read more about today’s announcements, including Blackboard's adoption of Office 365 plugins for Moodlerooms and an expansion of Microsoft in Education offerings.

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Guest blog by Stacy Ryan, teacher: Skype, Snip and Sway to transform your class today!

Guest blog by Stacy Ryan, USD 385 Andover Schools, classroom teacher in Andover, Kansas It's no secret that the best and most impactful learning happens when student engagement is high. For years, Skype has been a central part of engaging students...(read more)Visit the author's original post

10 Ways to Win with Windows 10 in the Classroom

Here are some simple tips and tricks on how the new features in Windows 10 save time for teachers and make learning more fun for students.

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10 Ways to Win with Windows 10 in the Classroom

As teachers are returning to their classrooms, we want to help make this the best year yet! Here are some simple tips and tricks on how the new features in Windows 10 (free to upgrade) save time for teachers and make learning more fun for students. For more extensive training on using Windows 10 in the classroom, check out our Quick Tip videos.

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Guest Blog: Tammy Brecht Dunbar, Teacher, Manteca Unified School District: One Organized Teacher

Read how one teacher in California got organized over the summer with OneNote. This organized teacher shares her tips for saving time, getting organized, and starting the school year off with a well-organized digital notebook for class materials including lesson plans, links, videos, and for collaboration.

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Microsoft delivers new school supplies for class this year

The stores are chock-full of school supplies, buses are back on their routes, and anticipation is in the air: it's back-to-school time again. And while parents and students are doing their part to be school-ready, teachers have been working behind-the-scenes to prepare for perhaps the most important job there is: educating our next generation.

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Microsoft delivers new school supplies for class this year


It’s back-to-school time again. The constant force that has been hard at work to transform learning for decades, are teachers. At Microsoft, we create products with teachers in mind and they tell us that products like OneNote, Sway, Minecraft and Skype help them bring new creativity and engagement to the classroom.

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6 Reasons OneNote is a student’s best friend

OneNote, available to download for free here, is a slick, powerful, and remarkably effective tool that helps students organize their notes, projects, and everything in between. Here are some tips to help students make the most of OneNote.

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Microsoft Answers the ConnectED Challenge, Delivers Technology and Devices to Schools Across America

When President Obama issued his ConnectED Challenge to make sure all students have access to the technology and devices they need to succeed, Microsoft took action. Read about progress since Microsoft joined the ConnectED initiative including the over 3 million students who have received access to Office 365 in K--12 schools across the U.S.

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Coming soon-new ways to achieve more in your classroom


Today, we are announcing the first phase of a Preview program for two new Education services: Microsoft Class Dashboard and Microsoft School Information Sync, which will be available to Office 365 Education users at no additional charge. Class Dashboard and School Information Sync simplify connections between systems, and simplify communication and collaboration between teachers and students. As a result, teachers have more time to focus on what they love—engaging with students—using Microsoft Office tools that they use every day.

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Award Winning Program Teaches Students Valuable STEM Skills While Also Serving the IT Needs of the School

Louis Zulli was part of the team who created a unique computer and technology learning program for high school students which began in 1990—and a quarter of a century later, he’s still pushing hard for alternatives in teaching that can help...(read more)Visit the author's original post

Office 365 and the Vienna University of Economics & Business: A Partnership Driven by Students

With a long history of collaboration, the Austrian Students’ Union and Microsoft Austria have partnered for many years to transform learning and studying within the Austrian Higher Education space. When Office 365 ProPlus became available, the Austrian Students’ Representatives at the Vienna University of Economics and Business took it upon themselves to  ensure the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Benefit played a significant role in empowering students.  

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Potential is Endless for Students in Manteca, California

Potential is endless in Manteca, CA, where young students are delivering PowerPoint presentations, teachers are managing their classes with OneNote, and seniors are graduating with technology skills that will help them in their futures. In 2015, all 23,000 students and 1,200 teachers of MUSD were provided with Windows 8 devices running Office, OneNote, Skype, and Bing in the Classroom. Watch how this unlikely district led massive learning transformation.

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