Category Archives: Windows

How the Modern Librarian is Guiding Research in the Online Era

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Teaching proper research methods is about so much more than enabling students to turn in the perfect paper. When done thoroughly, it imbues them with the ability to evaluate resources for credibility, avoid misleading misinformation and mount a cogent argument. Teaching students how to research is about empowering them to think critically, both in the classroom today and beyond.

“It all comes back to the purpose of school,” says Aron Early, research technology specialist at Sammamish High School in Bellevue, WA.  … Visit the author's original post

MIE Spotlight: Megan Lipinczyk on Student Empowerment and Collaboration Through OneNote

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Lipinczyk’s Leaders

 

The MIE Spotlight welcomes Megan Lipinczyk, a 5th grade educator from Tampa, Florida. Megan uses OneNote to foster both expression, collaboration, peer-to-peer, and even peer-to-adult teaching with her students.

 

Hi, everyone! I’m SO excited to be a guest for the MIE Spotlight.

Let’s start with a little background about myself: Born in Tampa, I grew up outside of Chicago and played Division 1 Women’s Softball at the University of Kentucky (go Big Blue) while earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.… Visit the author's original post

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

Transform your classroom: 4 ways technology takes teaching and learning to the next level

Did you know that there are 1.4 billion students in the world? When you consider this immense student population, and the 65.2 million educators dedicated to teaching them, technology becomes even more important.

At Microsoft, we believe that people can do remarkable things when technology is within their reach. We also know that the right technology can literally become the engine for creating, sharing, exploring, individualizing teaching, and much more. Read more about teaching and learning solutions and download the teaching and learning eBook designed specifically to help teachers and school leaders on this journey.… Visit the author's original post

The Innovative Educator: A Microsoft in Education Magazine | Issue 2

Want to know all of the latest Microsoft in Education news? Discover educator spotlights, a guide to Office Forms, and how we’re celebrating cultural differences all in the second issue of the Innovative Educator:

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New immersive and inclusive learning experiences for Windows 10

Our mission in education is to empower every student on the planet to achieve more. We’re reaching more and more students and teachers every day – providing them with immersive and inclusive learning experiences.

Today, Microsoft announced the next major update to Windows and highlighted some of these new experiences for the classroom. Learn how to upgrade PCs in your school to Windows 10 for free here. In addition, we’re excited to share these new Windows 10 apps that will help make your new school year great.… Visit the author's original post

Windows 10–full day Melbourne workshop to get ready for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

There are a number of improvements coming to the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 that are specifically focused on supporting education customers. These include:

Faster, easier set-up: Shared devices in the classroom are the norm in some schools. With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update we are introducing a ”Set Up School PCs” app that allows teachers to set up a device themselves in a simple three-step process – in minutes. We’ve also made significant performance improvements for affordable devices. On a shared device, we expect the average first login to take 26 seconds, with subsequent logins of 6 seconds when the student uses that machine again.… Visit the author's original post

Educators worldwide are choosing Microsoft Windows 10 and Office 365

Microsoft remains clear K-12 education OS global market leader

We’re really excited to see even more students and educators around the world using and loving Windows 10 and Office 365. According to a Futuresource report, Microsoft remains the global leader in the education market, with 46 percent of the global K-12 education OS market share and six percent year-over-year growth.

It’s also clear educators across the globe are choosing Windows 10 and Office 365 faster than ever before. Even so, there are millions of Windows devices in schools that still qualify for a free* upgrade to Windows 10 from now through July 29.… 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

Microsoft Surface Reaches More Students, Offers Education Discount for Surface 3

Today, Microsoft Surface announced four new schools—more than 23,000 devices—bringing Windows 10 devices into their classrooms, along with a 30% discount on Surface 3 education bundles for qualifying institutions through March 31, 2016.

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Nytt i OneNote – januar

OneNote er allerede elsket av pedagoger og studenter verden over. Og OneNote blir stadig bedre! Her er en kjapp oppsummering av nye funksjoner i OneNote som ble offentliggjort i januar.

Sett inn geometriske figurer på Mac

Nå kan du sette inn linjer og andre geometriske figurer på OneNote for Mac fra «Sett inn».

Sett inn grafer på Mac

Søk i alle OneNote-notatblokker fra OneDrive på Mac og iOS

Nå kan du søke i alle dine OneNote-notatblokker som er lagret på OneDrive, selv om de ikke er synkronisert ned på enheten din.… Visit the author's original post

Future Ready Schools: Realizing the Vision Now

This month, the Department of Education published the new U.S. National Education Technology Plan (NETP), guiding schools toward “everywhere, all-the-time learning” and providing examples of transformation, research, and new innovations. At the heart of the NETP is the goal of equity and accessibility. Microsoft’s mission aligns fully with the NETP: we work to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, and empowerment begins with inclusion. Read more.

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Mark your Calendar FETC – January 12th-15th at Orange County Convention Center

Join Microsoft at FETC 2016. Microsoft remains committed to education and will be a Gold sponsor again at FETC in 2016. Our mission in education is to empower every educator and every student on the planet to achieve more. Read more for Microsoft teacher training and certification options during FETC.

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The Accessibility Guide for Windows 10 and Office 2016 – helping students with special needs

Last week we released the Accessibility Guide for Educators for Windows 10 and Office 2016. And I put it onto my ‘must share that sometime’ list. But it wasn’t a priority for me, because in the past I’ve written a lot about accessibility with Microsoft products and services, including things like:

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The Accessibility Guide for Windows 10 and Office 2016 – helping students with special needs

Last week we released the Accessibility Guide for Educators for Windows 10 and Office 2016. And I put it onto my ‘must share that sometime’ list. But it wasn’t a priority for me, because in the past I’ve written a lot about accessibility with Microsoft products and services, including things like:

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Windows Apps for Education Refresher

The list of Windows apps for education is constantly evolving and growing. As schools head towards the end of year and the thoughts of planning for next year come to the surface, we thought we’d publish a refresher list of some of the awesome Windows...(read more)Visit the author's original post

The first university-wide roll out of Windows 10 in the world has started, and it’s in Australia!

Consumers are often the first to start using new releases of Windows, and large organisations tend to follow more cautiously, taking the time to carefully balance the new features some users want alongside the cry from others to not change anything. But in the case of Windows 10 there are features in it that mean that users on earlier versions of Windows can move to the latest version without major retraining, and can also start to use new developments within the operating system.Visit the author's original post

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

Australian Education Case Studies Update – November 2015

Education Case Studies iconOne question that I’m asked frequently about new projects is:

Who else is doing this?

In some cases, what people (partners/customers) are looking for is confirmation that they’re going to be at the innovative edge - and that what they are doing hasn’t been done before. But most of the time, they are looking for reassurance that somebody else has taken the journey before them!

So I collate a list of public education case studies and examples from within Australia, which will help answer the question.… Visit the author's original post

Adobe Photoshop Express

Adobe Photoshop Express


This is a great app for editing web and mobile application.  
It is used to directly edit photos on blogs and social networking sites, 
so that users do not have to download or upload images

Cool!


#Microsoft, #Microsoft Educator Network, #MIEExpert15, #MSFTEduE2‬, #MSFTEdu… Visit the author's original post

English Grammar Pro

English Grammar Pro

 
 

Here is a great Windows FREE App that does various English
components, like parts of speech, Grammar and spoken language.

Very cool!


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Guest post by David Lopez, educator and Microsoft Fellow: Professional development at 30,000 feet

Guest blog post by educator David Lopez, who explains all the reasons he enjoys using his Microsoft Surface Pro 3 to do professional development anywhere, anytime including when he is on a plane at 30,000 feet.  Read more.

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 hardware event in 9 minutes

Microsoft’s Windows 10 hardware event in 9 minutes



Microsoft debuted new phones, a new tablet and a Surface Book. 
They even threw in some augmented reality for good measure. 
Here's the highlights from the hardware event.

Excellent!!

#Microsoft, #Microsoft Educator Network, #MIEExpert15, #MSFTEduE2‬, #MSFTEdu… Visit the author's original post

HowStuffWorks App

HowStuffWorks App


HowStuffWorks explains thousands of topics, from engines to ESP, 
how microwaves work, etc with video and illustrations 
so you can learn how everything works.


Really AWESOME!!

Click here to go to the App

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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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