Category Archives: Mobile

Estella’s Brilliant Bus – Hear More about this Mobile Classroom and Watch the Super Bowl Commercial Again

Meet Estella Pyfrom, the woman behind Estella’s Brilliant Bus, featured in the Microsoft Super Bowl Commercial 2015. Estella brings technology access to kids, literally. Her Brilliant Bus is a mobile learning station that gives underserved communities access to the technology that will help them reach their potential.


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On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a Screen Beam to project wirelessly.

Happy New Year!

Of the technological devices that I got in 2014, the two that changed my day to day classroom practice most were the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and the Actiontec Screen Beam. I’ve already spoken at length about the SP3, as it is the keystone to everything I do, so today is all about the Screen Beam.


The Actiontec Screen Beam is a wireless receiver (using both the Miracast and WiDi protocols) that connects to any HDMI video input (including sound!), or any display port or VGA with an appropriate adapter.… Visit the author's original post

How do I get Student Advantage in Office 365 Education? (Part 2)

In our last post, we looked at how an institution can associate Student Advantage licences with an existing Office 365 Education tenant. Today, we'll answer the question “how do I get Student Advantage in Office 365 Education?” from a student perspective.

Once an institution has allocated the Office 365 ProPlus licences that underpin the Student Advantage benefit students will not necessarily see anything different in their experience of Office 365. So, in the spirit of sharing, here are a couple of ideas for how to spread the word:

  • Send an email to all students informing them of the new software available to them.
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Office Mobile available for iPhone and Android Phones

Over on the Office blog there have been a couple of announcements. If you’ve got an Office 365 subscription (A3 or A4, or the Office ProPlus subscription and others) then you can now get Office Mobile for Android Phones and the iPhone!

Office Mobile is the official companion to Microsoft Office. Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents look great on your phone, thanks to support for charts, animations, SmartArt Graphics, and shapes. When you make edits or add comments to a document, the formatting and layout remain intact.… Visit the author's original post

SkyDrive Pro apps for Windows 8 and iOS

Sneaking in at the tail end of last week Senior Product Manager for SharePoint, Mark Kashman (@mkashman) announced over on the Office 365 technology blog that SkyDrive Pro apps are now available for Windows 8 and Apple iOS for SharePoint Online users in Office 365.

Both apps are available in their respective Windows Store and Apple App Stores NOW!

Learn more about SkyDrive Pro app for Windows 8 and SkyDrive Pro app for iOS on

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