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Next Generation Washington 2018

Last January, we published for the first time a blog that outlined the positions Microsoft would be advocating as we walked the halls of our state capitol in Olympia. As we pointed out, public interest groups had called for greater transparency by companies, and we had concluded that they made a good point. People seemed to appreciate last year’s publication, so we’re taking the same step this year.

We appreciate the hard work and personal sacrifices our state legislators make each year.… Visit the author's original post

What’s New in EDU: 10 newly announced Microsoft Education experiences you don’t want to miss

We’re in the midst of exciting transformation in education. This change is critical for our schools, educators and students, as it is for our countries, industries and planet. 

Students are becoming creators, in disciplines that didn’t always seem creative. They are comfortable in blending the digital and physical worlds and they understand the importance of envisioning a future for themselves. Empowering these students to succeed should be our greatest societal challenge and opportunity.   

Teachers recognize this talent and work every day to unleash student potential. … Visit the author's original post

What’s New in EDU: 10 newly announced Microsoft Education experiences you don’t want to miss

We’re in the midst of exciting transformation in education. This change is critical for our schools, educators and students, as it is for our countries, industries and planet. 

Students are becoming creators, in disciplines that didn’t always seem creative. They are comfortable in blending the digital and physical worlds and they understand the importance of envisioning a future for themselves. Empowering these students to succeed should be our greatest societal challenge and opportunity.   

Teachers recognize this talent and work every day to unleash student potential. … Visit the author's original post

Know before you go: Microsoft’s education partners appearing at Bett 2018

Bett 2018 is set to be another exciting, action-packed event, filled with lessons for us all.

For a number of years, we have showcased the strong bond between Microsoft and our partners via our Microsoft Education Partner Pavilion at Bett. We are simplifying our approach this year to showcase the holistic solution that is Microsoft Education, and we are proud to incorporate some of our inspirational partners into the Microsoft Campus.

In this immersive space, you will experience how these solutions, which are integrated with our full Microsoft Education offerings, can help you improve student outcomes and enable every student to reach their full potential.… Visit the author's original post

Class of 2030: Predicting what today’s kindergartners will need to be life-ready

The future of learning will be profoundly social, student-centric, personalized, and supported by technology.

 

Today’s kindergartners will graduate better prepared for their futures if they have a strong social and emotional foundation developed in a personalized learning environment, according to new Microsoft-commissioned research. The study explored the expectations, aspirations, and experiences of young people, along with the skills and competencies required to thrive in learning, work, and life.

Students are both clear and bold in their vision for the future, and they want greater choice and control over how they learn, so they can solve social and global challenges not yet imagined.… Visit the author's original post

Mapping and tracking discussion in Humanities using OneNote Class Notebook

As a Humanities teacher, I love having full class discussion on the books we read, particularly when the students drive the conversation. Getting students to work together and successfully navigate and sustain a discussion on complex topics is often as important to me as the content they are talking about. Since a large part of my teaching uses the Harkness Method, participation is a large part of my class grade, and I want to be sure my students feel they are being assessed fairly.… Visit the author's original post

Modern methodologies for classroom IT management: Change management and adoption for education technology

Today’s post was brought to you by the Microsoft Education Partner Advisory Council.

 

Making the case for new technology

 

It’s clear that a cloud-based infrastructure yields multiple benefits for schools, from better ways to secure devices and school data, to more efficient IT administration and measurable improvements in educator and staff effectiveness1. Institutions of all sizes are now considering computing projects that were not accessible or affordable in the past.

As innovative technologies continue to be developed for schools at a rapid pace, it can be a challenge to prioritize and justify IT project requests.… Visit the author's original post

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

This teacher’s getting her students to design their own games. Here’s how.

The Microsoft Innovation Educator (MIE) Expert program connects high-potential teachers across Australia – and from around the world – to share their vision and expertise in applying technology to the classroom. In the first of our MIE Expert profiles, we talk to Laura Bain of Springfield Anglican College about how she’s turned ICT into a vehicle for student creativity – and gotten parents sold on digital learning in the process.

Tell us a bit about your background, and where you feel technology can help students most.

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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
  7.   SUSTAINABILITY AND THE PARIS ACCORD: The U.S.
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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

et

- 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