Category Archives: Cloud Computing

“We need to change the notion of ’employment for my whole life‘ to ’employability for my whole life‘ because nobody knows where your next chance to succeed will be.” – Ovi Barceló, Spain

To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on August 14, 2012.

I have always seen education in a different way,” says Ovi Barceló. “I have never believed that it was about sitting down (at a desk) and listening. So since the very beginning of my professional life, I tried to listen and learn in order to know how to change that perception.

As a teacher at Julio Verne school in Valencia, Spain, Barceló championed the use of technology in education.… Visit the author's original post

The Office 365 Education Roadmap is now available

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When you make any investment in technology you are investing in a living thing. The pace of development of technology in today’s world is such that improvements and alterations are seemingly continuously available to software, hardware and infrastructure. And with the increasing utilization of the cloud, platforms and tools can be upgraded “on the fly” by the providers without the end users having to break stride.

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Fostering Collaborative Research

by Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft

To help support the emerging interest education institutions have in leveraging the power and efficiency of cloud services, I’m excited about our recent announcements on the extension of our  Internet Egress Fee Waiver for all academic customers in North America and Europe.  This is an important update to help institutions achieve even more with the cloud and do so more predictably.

Today, I am reminded of the critical work done by academic researchers and their breakthrough discoveries that save and improve lives. … Visit the author's original post

Relentless use of data redefines success for Tacoma School District

What does success mean: Tacoma School District taps data to raise graduation rates

Tacoma Public Schools (TPS) is a relatively small urban school district, but they had a big problem. The district’s high schools had become known as “dropout factories,” and their graduation rates had plummeted well below the U.S. average of 81 percent.

That’s the same year Carla Santorno became TPS superintendent, and she knew something had to change.

“When I became superintendent we had a graduation rate of 55 percent, which is shameful,” Santorno says.… 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

Microsoft invests in new and expanded version of Minecraft for the classroom, opens public preview of Learning Tools for OneNote

In case you missed it on the One Microsoft Blog, here are some major announcements coming from Microsoft at the BETT Show! - We all walk to our own beat and there’s no exception for the way we learn – no matter our age or where we live...(read more)Visit the author's original post

Balancing Privacy and Innovation: Protecting Students in Our Digital World

Microsoft firmly believes student data must be protected. Read how Microsoft is turning that belief into action by actively working to protect student data privacy on multiple front in this guest post by Cameron Evans, Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Education.

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The Power of OneNote in the Classroom

OneNote makes classroom organization, collaboration and sharing across any device -- online and offline -- fun and easy. Hear what educators are saying about why they love using OneNote in the classroom. Because the OneNote Class Notebook and Staff Notebook apps are both part of Office 365, and fully integrated in the cloud, virtually everything that happens in the school can be tracked and shared in one place and accessible across any device (including iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and Windows). OneNote is as simple as a digital 3-ring binder, provides privacy for individual staff members who need to share information just with leadership, and is FREE to download from OneNote.com.… Visit the author's original post

Live from Dubai: Announcing Worldwide Availability of Office 365 ProPlus Benefit

Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, announces Microsoft's global expansion of the ground-breaking Office 365 ProPlus Benefit, which is already providing millions of students and teachers with the powerful capabilities of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Access on up to five PCs or Macs and mobile devices -- including Android, iPad and Windows tablets. Now, millions more deserving teachers and their students at eligible schools can download – at no cost – this business-class productivity platform. Learn more.

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By Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education: White House endorses student privacy pledge in call for comprehensive privacy reform

In October, I shared that Microsoft had signed on to the “K-12 School Service Provider Pledge to Safeguard Student Privacy.” We noted that this was an important step for the industry in building trust with school customers, parents and students...(read more)Visit the author's original post

EU privacy-waakhonden: “Zakelijke cloudcontracten Microsoft voldoen aan EU wetgeving”

Door Jochem de Groot

Voor Microsoft is vertrouwen in het waarborgen van privacy in onze producten van essentieel belang. Over privacy and technologie – met name als het gaat om gegevens in de cloud – bestaat veel onduidelijkheid, waarbij feit en fictie vaak door elkaar heenlopen. Hoewel veel bedrijven claimen dat hun data volledig aan Europese wet- en regelgeving voldoet, is dat voor klanten in de praktijk moeilijk te controleren.

Tot gisteren.

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Gemeenteraadsverkiezingen 2014: technologie biedt kansen voor nieuwe taken

Door Jan Depping en Jochem de Groot, Microsoft Nederland

Naar de stembus

Vandaag kan iedereen vanaf 18 jaar naar de stembus om een nieuwe gemeenteraad te kiezen. Dat is misschien wel belangrijker dan ooit, want er komt de laatste tijd heel veel op gemeentes af. Zij krijgen steeds meer te doen, maar daar staan lang niet altijd meer financiële middelen tegenover. Gedeeltelijk komt dat misschien door de stagnerende economie, maar het is ook een keuze van de landelijke politiek om taken als zorg, jeugd en werk anders in te richten.Visit the author's original post