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Intune for Education is helping make fully connected classrooms a reality

Behind every connected student in every classroom, whether that’s online or in person, there are teams of people working to make the learning experience as seamless as possible for everyone involved.

Joel Palmer, program coordinator for Maryland’s Calvert County Schools and the 16,000 students who learn there, is among such a team. Joel’s job centers on implementing and managing the district’s new technology, and with 9,000 desktop computers and 9,000 laptops to manage he and his team have their work cut out for them.… Visit the author's original post

Tacoma School district uses data to provide needs-based training and support

Tacoma Public Schools started a Microsoft Innovative Educator program last year, hoping to create an ongoing support system for technology in the classroom. In the past, instructional technology support and training would fall on the shoulders of the district Instructional Facilitators. They would provide training by posting a district-wide class at a not-so-central location, on a topic of their choosing and at a time that fit a handful of schedules. Does this sound familiar?

Tacoma is moving past the old approach to professional development, where one would shoot at the target and hope to hit a bullseye.… Visit the author's original post

Embracing Cloud Learning at Guilsborough Academy

Office 365 provides a wealth of benefits to any school, college and university that wishes to enhance student learning experience. Guilsborough Academy has recently made the exciting switch from SharePoint on-premises to Office 365 SharePoint Online. Today, we’re looking at some of the incredible opportunities SharePoint Online has created for both staff and pupils at the school.… Visit the author's original post

Why you need to be at Bett 2018

As a global partner of Bett, the UK show is always a special occasion for all of us at Microsoft in Education. As well as being a fantastic opportunity to meet with education leaders, teachers, support staff and learners of all ages, we are fortunate to be joined each year by representatives from many of the institutions we work with, who kindly give up their time to share their stories. By engaging with the wider audience and demonstrating the ways in which they have utilised technology to improve teaching and learning outcomes, we are able to showcase in real terms the ways in which Microsoft is delivering on its promise to empower the educators and learners of today to build the world of tomorrow.… Visit the author's original post

Teams for Education January updates

Today, we’re excited to announce that additional features we covered in the November 2017 Teams for Education update are now available worldwide, offering rich new teaching and learning opportunities for educators and students who use Microsoft Teams for Education. 

Introducing List View

In response to educator feedback, we’ve provided another way to view assignments at a glance. While in list view, easily scroll down or up to see upcoming or past assignments. Just as before, selecting an assignment’s card will open that assignment’s full details.

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Florida educator rethinks social media as skill for students

A designer, surfer, father, foodie, photographer, sketch artist, lover of technology, and just an all-around geek: Josh Murdock (@professorjosh) sees himself as many different things. However, if you ask any of his students, many of them faculty at his college and more destined to be future educators themselves, they’ll say he’s a teacher of teachers.

Finding ways to change and keep up with new teaching methods, and connecting with students through collaborative learning, is all part and parcel of Josh’s role.… Visit the author's original post

Get device advice for student success in new #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on Jan. 16

Properly introduced, devices should be saving you time in the classroom, augmenting your own teaching style, and helping improve student outcomes.

Getting started is a lot easier with the right advice, so we’ve invited some IT experts, working at the school district level, and some educators from our Microsoft Educator Community to join the latest #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet. They’ll discuss what they’ve done to boost student success and get the most out of their resources, having deployed thousands of devices across their school districts.

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How and where to join Microsoft for BETT Jan. 24-27, 2018

Microsoft is joining with the education world’s leaders, experts and innovators as they unite at London’s ExCel venue for Bett 2018. To kick off our presence at the show, we’re releasing a special episode of What’s New in EDU, on January 22, where we’ll share our plans for new classroom technology coming to Microsoft Education this year. Stay tuned to the Education Blog for more information.

As worldwide partner to Bett, an annual event that explores how technology can empower educators and students to reach their full potential, Microsoft will be hosting a wide array of hands-on experiences on the show floor, along with talks to support educators looking for new ways to unlock limitless learning.… Visit the author's original post

Cara Memblokir FB Sendiri

Siapa sih yang tidak tahu Facebook di zaman ini? Semua pasti tahu tentang media social raksasa ini. Facebook mempunyai jumlah pengguna terbanyak dari media social lain. Dari usia anak SD sampai yang sudah punya cucu atau cicit, pasti tidak ketinggalan untuk menjadi pengguna facebook.  Tak heran jika perusahaan facebook ini meraup untung besar dalam bisnis periklanannya.

Namun di sisi lain, tidak sedikit orang yang ingin mencari cara memblokir FB sendiri. Kebanyakan mereka khawatir tentang privasinya. Ada juga yang ingin bikin akun baru lagi dan memblokir yang lama.… Visit the author's original post

Today in Technology: The top ten tech issues for 2018

Over the past six months we’ve written in our Today in Technology series about historical tech developments and the insights they provide for our current day. As the calendar flips to 2018, we are looking back at the top tech issues of the last year, offering our perspectives for the coming 12 months, recapping what we’ve learned, and sharing how Microsoft is helping to address these issues. The following are our top 10.

  1.   CYBERSECURITY: From WannaCry and electoral attacks to a Digital Geneva Convention
  2.   IMMIGRATION: From the travel ban to DACA to the green card backlog
  3.   TECHNOLOGY FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES: Ensuring a fair shot for everyone
  4.   DIVERSITY AND TECH: A watershed year
  5.   PRIVACY AND SURVEILLANCE: More milestones in an eventful decade
  6.   AI AND ITS ROLE IN SOCIETY: The future of technology
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Bonheur du matin !

Un gigantesque merci à mes lecteurs et lectrices qui ont fait de ces derniers mois un enchantement !

Voici les dernières en date (et les futures lectrices !)

Une auteure comblée !!!!… Visit the author's original post

Driven: Irish Inventors Aim to Make the Roads Safe – James McNamara, Ireland

To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on March 16, 2012.

They call it “Project Hermes” after the Greek god who protects travelers. They believe their technology will help reduce road traffic accidents, and they’re not the only ones: Team Hermes – James McNamara, Aine Conaghan, Matthew Padden and Calum Cawley – won the top prize in software development at the Global Imagine Cup in New York. Team Hermes created a device that plugs into any car made since 2000 to track the driver’s behavior by monitoring things like speed, GPS location, RPM and acceleration, then uploads that information to the cloud.… Visit the author's original post

Driven: Irish Inventors Aim to Make the Roads Safe – James McNamara, Ireland

Driven: Irish Inventors Aim to Make the Roads Safe – James McNamara, Ireland

To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on March 16, 2012.

They call it “Project Hermes” after the Greek god who protects travelers. They believe their technology will help reduce road traffic accidents, and they’re not the only ones: Team Hermes – James McNamara, Aine Conaghan, Matthew Padden and Calum Cawley – won the top prize in software development at the Global Imagine Cup in New York.… Visit the author's original post

Virtual tools help explore computer science and robotics in the classroom

I am sure everyone enjoyed Computer Science Education Week and its amazing focus on enabling the students of today to create the world of tomorrow. We live in an amazing time of technological progress. Every aspect of our lives is being shaped by digital transformation. However, with transformation comes disruption. There’s growing concern over job growth, economic opportunity, and the world we are building for the next generation. So, the real question is: How can technology create more opportunity not for a few, but for all?… Visit the author's original post

Tao Te King par Lao-tseu, Stephen Mitchell (trad.) — Chronique

Notre chronique

Le Tao Te King, dao de jing dans la phonétique originale, est en réalité appelé tout simplement par les Chinois, le Lao Tseu, du nom de son auteur qui vécut quelques six siècles avant notre ère. Les plus anciens textes connus, tous fragmentaires, ont été découverts récemment dans des tombes, en 1973 à Tchang-Cha, et en 1993 à Guodian. Cette nouvelle édition, fidèle par sa haute tenue à la collection, présente, outre une préface passionnante, une traduction talentueuse. En effet, si l’on compare cette version à celle (qui a cependant le mérite d’être issue directement du chinois) faite en 1979 par François Houang, on ne peut qu’être subjugué par la beauté et la qualité poétique des traductions de Stephen Mitchell et de Benoît Labayle.… Visit the author's original post

Billets de : Des livres et moi .. Livrez-vous !

Un gigantesque merci à Aurélie pour ses 2 billets !

- une superbe chronique de L'élève au coeur de sa réussite


- une interview toute littéraire :)

Un petit extrait ... pour vous donner envie d'explorer le fabuleux blog d'Aurélie !
Alors attention, l'auteure n'est pas non plus devenu le nouveau Dieu de l'éducation, loin s'en faut et ce n'est d'ailleurs pas du tout son objectif, elle est bien trop humble pour ça ! Non, l'auteure se contente de nous offrir tout un tas de pistes à explorer...
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Best of 2017: The educators who pioneered the new shape of STEM and computer science

In 2017, we met educators who are taking a 21st century plunge into new ways of teaching, creating and coding – and in case you missed it all, we’d like you to meet these stars too. Whether its forging a new path from traditional teaching to a paperless classroom, or hacking STEM in everyday classrooms, these educators took a bold step forward in preparing their students for the world of tomorrow. Take a look at the playlist below and peek into the classrooms of people like Doug Bergman, Summer Winrotte, Jason Ewert, James Burke, Jeff Gearhart and Tammy Dunbar:


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What’s New in EDU: Best of 2017 and 10 top tech guides from educators

We look back on 2017 and pour water on a computer in our December episode of What’s New in EDU, a monthly round-up of the latest efforts and products from Microsoft Education. Don’t worry, the computer’s just fine and, no, we don’t usually do that.

What we’d like to make more routine is thanking all the educators around the world who make a difference each and every day, and 2017 demonstrated your amazing contributions as clearly as ever. In a year which saw the launch of Microsoft Teams, over 250 lesson plans for Minecraft: Education Edition and new features for Learning Tools, we were humbled by the wealth of information and expertise shared with us by educators so far.… Visit the author's original post

Bhagavad-Gita de Stephen Mitchell, traduction : Aurélien Clause. Chronique.

Notre chronique
D’abord, un très bel objet éditorial, illustré d’images vectorielles, relié en cahiers, fait pour durer, comme son texte, et pourtant, il y a de cela quelques années, je dois avouer que nous avions essayé de l’aborder dans une version en prose, et que nous avions renoncé.
Cette fois, la forme poétique adoptée, comme dans la version originale, restitue toute sa force à l’ouvrage et en rend l’accès plus aisé.
Dans l’Evangile de Jean, il est écrit : et Dieu créa la parole.… Visit the author's original post

‘Imagine If’ with EduConnect – 20th December 2017

EduConnect is a cross-company initiative comprised of a team of Microsoft UK interns from all over the business, under the tutelage of Craig Parker, the Microsoft UK Education Partner Lead. Together, they share a collective desire to empower children to get into coding and STEM. One key focus of the EduConnect team is to train other Microsoft employees so that they can run sessions in their local schools that include coding activities, micro:bit projects and STEM initiatives. The team also visit schools themselves, running activities on-site, recently marked Ada Lovelace day by putting on events and activities throughout October, engaging over 300 children.… Visit the author's original post

Microsoft Education Exchange comes to Singapore in 2018

For MIEExperts from all over the world, E2 is three days of recognising and celebrating the achievements of educators who combine content, pedagogy, and technology in exemplary ways to prepare students for success in the 21st Century. This event brings together the most innovative educators and leaders from around the world for the opportunity to collaborate, create, and share their experiences on how to integrate technology and pedagogy to advance learning, achieve student outcomes, and transform education...… Visit the author's original post

Minecraft Education Edition takes the Australian Curriculum into a whole new world.

For good reason Minecraft Education Edition is exploding in popularity and landing in classrooms all over the world. Not just a game, Minecraft Education Edition is a platform that allows students to freely explore, imagine and create through virtual environments and collaborative worlds. It’s no surprise that Australian educators are rapidly uncovering the pedagogical potential of this platform and providing opportunities for their students to be immersed in interactive virtual learning experiences through Minecraft Education Edition linked explicitly to the Australian Curriculum.… Visit the author's original post

Why Australia’s private schools need automation

Australia’s independent schools face more competition than ever before. Enrolment numbers can’t keep up with demand from parents, and expectations of high academic and co-curricular results put the pressure squarely on teachers like never before. Private school boards are doing their best to optimise operations and attract top teachers – but is there more to...… Visit the author's original post

Digital classrooms aren’t a distraction. Here’s why.

Many people assume that devices and technology distract students and negatively affect how teachers run their lessons. That’s not the case when implementation is done purposefully, with learning tools that support existing structures in the classroom. In other words, tech doesn’t replace the teacher, but enhances their capabilities in teaching and administration. One of the...… Visit the author's original post

Forging stronger ties with students: TAFE Queensland South West revamps its CRM system

The success of an educational institution today is measured not only by the quality of its courses. League tables that account for ‘overall student experience’ often factor student support and engagement into their rankings. In fact, a 2016 Student Experience Survey funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training reveals that only 61%...… Visit the author's original post

52 campuses, one cloud: how TAFE Queensland retook control of its relationships

Educational institutions require much more than solid teaching to stay in business and thrive. With more than 120 thousand students attending 52 campuses, TAFE Queensland relies on strong relationships with a network of commercial partnerships to sustain profitability and demand. Government agencies and larger enterprises often seek out institutions like TAFE Queensland for training services,...… Visit the author's original post