Category Archives: IT Academy

North Carolina Celebrates Its Student Milestone – 200,000 Microsoft Certifications

Seeing young people learning and achieving more in schools is one of the most rewarding aspects of my work. This week, some wonderful news came from the schools in North Carolina, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.

 

Today, the state superintendent of North Carolina announced that North Carolina schools have achieved the significant milestone of more than 200,000 Microsoft certifications!

 

In the fall of 2010, Microsoft and the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction piloted the first-ever statewide Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) program in the United States. In the span of just five years, students and teachers in North Carolina have earned more than 200,000 professional certifications in Microsoft technologies.Visit the author's original post

How Can Microsoft Technology Help Your Revision?

By JASON BROWN, Saturday April 11th 2015

Being an International Microsoft Showcase School and myself being a Worldwide Microsoft Student Ambassador representing Microsoft in Education at Wymondham High Academy, we are always keen to show off how Microsoft products can be used to help students and staff with their educational life, whether that be planning their day, completing their homework, messaging colleagues in school, taking notes in class and most importantly of all at this time of year, revision.

Wymondham High Academy is a Microsoft International Showcase School in Norfolk, UK.
Wymondham High Academy is a Microsoft International Showcase School in Norfolk, UK.
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How Can Microsoft Technology Help Your Revision?

By JASON BROWN, Saturday April 11th 2015

Being an International Microsoft Showcase School and myself being a Worldwide Microsoft Student Ambassador representing Microsoft in Education at Wymondham High Academy, we are always keen to show off how Microsoft products can be used to help students and staff with their educational life, whether that be planning their day, completing their homework, messaging colleagues in school, taking notes in class and most importantly of all at this time of year, revision.

Wymondham High Academy is a Microsoft International Showcase School in Norfolk, UK.
Wymondham High Academy is a Microsoft International Showcase School in Norfolk, UK.
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Give students a head start in computer science studies and careers

Interest in computer science amongst incoming college freshmen is surging to record levels. That’s promising news given the widely-reported shortfall of code-literate graduates to fill computing jobs, with an projected one million more jobs than qualified graduates by 2020. Now academic institutions face a time-sensitive resource gap: responding to student demand for computer science curriculum in a race to produce enough skilled workers to fill the demand for future jobs.

Bring Computer Science to your Classroom

To help meet demand at your school, Microsoft IT Academy has expanded its Computer Science curriculum with engaging and flexible learning tools that guide any student from foundational computer science concepts to advanced programming.… Visit the author's original post

Microsoft IT Academy

Ich habe natürlich gleich mal den OneNote-Kurs durchgemacht, der wirklich toll und informativ ist.
Ich habe natürlich gleich mal den OneNote-Kurs durchgemacht, der wirklich toll und informativ ist.

Die HAK Steyr wurde im November als eine von nur 150 Schulen weltweit als Microsoft Innovative Showcase School ausgezeichnet und damit verbunden ist eine kostenlose Subscription zur Microsoft IT Academy . Diese professionelle Lern-Plattform für Microsoft-Produkte hat gerade eine Relaunch erfahren und bietet unzählige Kurse um nicht nur die gängigen Office-Programme sondern auch andere Microsoft-Prudukte im Schritt für Schritt Verfahren zu erlernen.

Eigene Lehrpläne erstellen

Als Adminstrator kann man dort eigene Lehrpläne erstellen und den jeweiligen Organisationsmitgliedermn (Lehrern UND Schülern) zuweisen.… Visit the author's original post

IT Academy launching at 50 Chicago Public Schools as part of CS4All Program

In early 2014, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) launched the Computer Science 4 All (CS4All) program, the most comprehensive K-12 computer science education plan in any major school district in the U.S. This week, the program reached two new milestones: nearly triple the number of CPS students participating in computer science and the addition of Microsoft IT Academy programs in fifty Chicago Public Schools.

 Wrapping up Computer Science Education Week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the CS4All program nearly tripled the number of CPS students participating in computer science--almost 17,000 Chicago Public School students at 70 schools – up from 6,000 in the 2013-2014 School Year.… Visit the author's original post

Bringing Hour of Code to Your Classroom

As a child of the 80s, the computers I grew up with were designed as much for programmers as for users. Computer magazines typically included pages of printed code for applications that you could type in and run on your own machine, and the comparatively primitive nature of those early home machines made for a great environment to learn how to code and debug simple applications.

Fast forward to today, when millions of students use computers as a daily part of their learning experience and yet have little understanding of what goes on under the covers.… Visit the author's original post

Kurt Söser: My Microsoft EduCast Experience

by Kurt Söser, MIE Expert Columnist  
First of all: Thanks to all the people and fellow teachers and friends who have joined the Microsoft Educator Webcast on Tuesday, 11th of November. I read a lot of familiar names and I am still thrilled by this event, although some small things went wrong… I was expecting that my presentation on Office Mix should be at the end of the Webinar, but instead I was placed second, so I could not rely on Tim’s presentation, but I think the audience got my ideas.
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New Certification Roadmap Paves a Path for Students

Every journey benefits from guideposts to lead the way. To help your students navigate academic and career goals, print and display the new Microsoft IT Academy Certification Roadmap poster. It gives students an at-a-glance view of the exams and certifications on three areas of study: Productivity, Computer Science, and IT Infrastructure. 

Click the graphic to download the PDF-formatted poster. 

For information about becoming a Microsoft IT Academy member, visit www.microsoft.com/ITacademy

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September EduCast Recap: 1-to-1 Learning from Concept to Classroom

 How can educators set their students up for successful learning in and outside of the classroom? In the September EduCast, two leaders in the field of 1-to-1 learning shared their insights with the Microsoft Educator Network.

The Benefits of 1-to-1 Learning
Pamela Livingston, K12 educator and author

First, Pamela Livingston, K12 educator and author of 1-to-1 Learning: Laptop Programs That Work, spoke about the five elements that power successful 1-to-1 learning: openness, ownership, personalization, access, and flow.… Visit the author's original post

This Week at ITA | October EduCast webinar, online proctored exams, and a story of certification achievement

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Introducing Online Proctored Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and MTA exams

As announced yesterday, select Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Microsoft Technical Associate (MTA) exams are now available for U.S. residents (and coming soon to other locales) to take on-line, through online proctoring offered by Pearson VUE. Online proctored exams are the exact same exams offered in onsite testing centers, administered by a remote proctor who will supervise test takers via webcam and microphone while they take their tests.… Visit the author's original post